Sometimes Why

Faces on the street

Chicago 4.2.11

35mm 1.8 SOOC 'cept crop

  • Ed Puskas 4y

    Cute shot, very well done!
  • Lee Erickson 4y

    very cool shot. such an animated expression. love it! "why need i a word, if one letter suffice?" (rewrite of a ralph waldo emerson quote)
  • Feldore McHugh 4y

    Ha, brilliant and funny and a bit philosophical...
  • Eliza Frydrych 4y

    Cool expression :-D
  • Undun 4y

    Yes, Y? And Y not?
  • gonzalezteresa33 4y

    I love this...great portrait!!!
  • Alain Ferraro 4y

    Wonderful portrait!
  • Photography by Bytegirl 4y

    why not? :-) very nice portrait

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  • vive siempre a tu manera* 4y

    great style :)
  • Mobilus In Mobili 4y

    Some ask
  • Lance Merry 4y

    Excellent shot.
  • Northernstar28** 4y

    I love her expression :)
  • Kate McGuire 4y

    Great candid. Where did the "Y" come from?
  • Maureen Bond 4y

    now that is a great title!
  • Viewminder 4y

    Ed Puskas Lee Erickson Feldore McHugh Eliza Frydrych Undun gonzalezteresa33 Alain Ferraro Photography by Bytegirl vive siempre a tu manera* Mobilus In Mobili Lance Merry Northernstar28** Kate McGuire
    Maureen Bond

    Thanks you guys! This is gotta be my favorite photograph ever. We were walking by the Chicago Theater... man... that sign is so beautiful and it's been photographed so well by others that I never even point my camera at it because I don't think I've got anything new to treat it with...

    But then... miracle of all miracles... the gods of the street shootin' miscreants smile down upon me and what do I see...

    It was like a ray of light shined down from the heavens and all of the angels sang.

    I love when the angels sing.

    It's all 'heavenly' and sh!t.

    Oh man... I couldn't believe it...

    Forget that crossin' at the corner B.S... straight across the street dodgin' cabs and stuff...

    The dude was changin' the sign and he had all the letters just layin' on the sidewalk.

    I got some great shots I'll be posting this week.

    I've never seen any like them.

    I started playin' around with the letters... no doubt seeing if I could manipulate them to say something offensive...

    But that's the 'old Viewminder.'

    And then I thought maybe I should take a couple and run...

    But this girl was so nice and I wanted to impress her with my honesty and decency and I didn't want her to see me running from the cops you know?

    I told her 'I wanna take one of these... I mean... these are famous letters... lets just grab some and run?'

    Then she kinda gave me that look... it's one I'm very familiar with... kinda like ummmm... friendly chastisement... and she picked up that one and gave me that look... and I took the picture.

    Man... I totally wanted to do some felonious flight with the letters V-I-E-W-M-I-N-D-E-R...

    I was overcome with decency... it was an exciting and unfamiliar feeling ... I mean...look at that look!

    But after I got that look I realized deep in my heart that stealing was wrong and it was something that I shouldn't do if I'm trying to impress a girl.

    I will admit that after we said goodbye that I really wanted to go back there...
  • grahamfkerr 4y

    Y not , i like it nice street stuff
  • Tomas Photography 4y

    Cool shot, i like it!
  • Petur 4y

    So cute ... bravissima !
  • Mario 4y

    nice shot!
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Taken on April 2, 2011
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