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something for everyone by chuckhead something for everyone by chuckhead
Meet Diane, she runs a local second hand shop "Village Thrift" ...After seeing her pretty red dress and the light hitting her from a nearby window, I kindly asked if I could photograph her. Reluctant at first she did agree... so I snapped of few of her just as I saw her.

...Village thrifts motto... "Something for everyone"
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Given 2007-06-11
I love something for everyone by *chuckhead because it's a portrait of a person in their natural surrounding. We don't only have the person themselves telling us about them, but the place giving hints as well. Look carefully, you'll see what I mean. ( Featured by hesitation )
Karizzle-Krist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Nice Photo :)
12a Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
I was going to say this deserves a DD but wahey im not the only person to think so :)
subaudition Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
so amazing work
newtone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
She seems like a puppet in her doll-house. Pretty authentic picture anyway!
STLUKA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
the composition is fuckin gr8!
congrats dude!
MentalXTCs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
If You Could Take Away The Lady , That Place Would Be Perfect for a Horror Movie.

Awesome Pic BTW
inka-inka Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
she's great!
N-dy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Lovely one ,again !
zaunpfaehlin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
would like to talk a few hours to this woman
youreinforitnow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This deviation is featured here: [link] :)
lazaga Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
great !!!
martasmarta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
this is such a pretty shot!! great capture
bebeksungkan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
i miss my grandma...
LoseLama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
amazing miss!
micropop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
I wonder if she is that kind of woman that looks hot to men over 65.
LeszekLitwin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
i like it too :)
Thalionlainiel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
She is very cute, and I think you can see how beautiful she was in her younger days. The setting is perfect, you can look at this picture forever, and find all this small details that makes this picture gorgeous and totally worthy a DD.
HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Still a great one.

Best wishes,
madam-piri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
she is very cute:)
silverwing24 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
wow. that's amazing! What a photographer you are to capture something so normal but oddly beautiful :D
eliastucker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Americana at it's finest. You are a master of capturing it =) Wonderful!
kazarama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome capture, love it!!
maritxu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
So great! :clap: It seems a very interesting place
BurlapZack Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Congrats on the DD. :):thumbsup:

I like how her red dress stands out so firmly from the drab and chaotic surroundings. She has an earnestness to her that is very endearing.
chuckhead Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Photographer
gapgirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
photo-insight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
such an alluring portrait...... there's something intriguing and naturally interesting about a junk shop / charity shop (our British equivalents).
And here I find little reflections of Diane in amongst the little gems that surround her:-

the girl in a glass case, we can see her as she returns our gaze but she cannot escape;

the shy young girl in a not-so-shy hat, peering from behind the boxes;

and the couple in the foreground, a dream of happy days and lost love maybe........

Your composition sends me on a journey, loosing myself in stories scattered around like memories and then, back to Diane, she doesn't quite know what to make of our interest in her but she's here all the same........
chuckhead Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Photographer
thanks! I really dig your comments ;) artistic insight
photo-insight Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
your images often have quite a strong narrative, and that allows me to "get involved" in their subjects, it literally encourages me to be subjective.
oliveover Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
But it makes me so sad. :(
entireHalf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
awh. why does it make you sad? :hug:

personally i think it has a very nice glow. =)
oliveover Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Well... It's kind of hard to explain, but I'll try.

It's her eyes. They're lined in black, blue (?) and are endlessly beautiful. They're the only part of her that hasn't aged. The rest of her has been subject to time. Her face is wrinkled, her hair is white and her the skin on her body sags. You can just imagine what she looked like back in her twenties, wearing the same outfit- to-die for beautiful, trim and ready to take on the world. In this smile, you can imagine all the smiles she has made in her life time- seeing what she got for her 5th birthday, how joyous she was when she recieved her very first paycheck and how amazing it was to gaze upon her newborn's face for the first time. She's obviously still trying to keep up with the times, but it isn't as successful as she may think it is. Still, she is beautiful. That is her style of beauty. You know that her time is going to end soon, but what does it matter? As long as she keeps on smiling, it will make no difference. Still, it is frightening to know that she will one day be buried beneath the ground, left to return to dust.

Everything around her is exactly the same. They have their own marks noting that they too are subject time and that they too will return from where they came at some point in time. We were derived from the earth and we will all return to it.

We begin at zero and rise up to an infinite number and return to zero. That is what we are. That is what Diane is. That is what everything in the store is. Infinite.

... Until broken at least.

Life has "Something for everyone" in the same way she has something for everyone.

I know and see that one day Diane is going to die. Everything in the store will go somewhere and eventually the it will be no more. It will be removed from the area to be replaced to accomodate the new generation. Everything that we are will be no more in 150 years. Our existance will decrease as time goes by until we are completely forgotten. I'm young- maybe that's why. Maybe I will eventually come to accept it.

That is why I find your picture so sad, yet so beautiful. It is life, it is memory, it is a lifetime in one picture. :heart:
entireHalf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
heh, started wondering when you said "That is why I find your picture so sad, yet so beautiful."

honestly i don't consider myself very christian, though i am christened. but i do believe there's more to life than this 3-dimentional, physical world we find ourselves in. and if there isn't: oh well. sad. :P
oliveover Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD, I SERIOUSLY SAID THAT? XDDD I am so ADD it isn't even funny. I realised that it wasn't your photo a sentence or two into the reply and probably got distracted and did something else, then went back to it, then did something else, then went back to it, then did something else, then went back to it again. Seems to me as if I forgot and then remembered again. If that makes sense. =____=; x'D

But yes, I was Christened too but I think it's kind of unfair to be Christened at birth because the child cannot choose whether or not he or she wishes to be Christian. And if this is it, I think a lot of people would be crushed- especially the ones who strongly believe that they will see loved ones again or see themselves in the mirror again after Armaggedon. Well, tough. I guess that's life eh?

[Yeah, I'm Canadian. <3]
entireHalf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
it's ok man lol. well, no one can really tell for sure. but personally i feel kinda spiritual connected to the earth... i don't know. i believe in my intuition... i consider myself as open minded to the possibillities of these things. though i must admit that documentaries about ghost stories, haunted houses and such i've seen on TV also has influenced my belief. i just find these things interesting. we don't have to know everything. science can't prove everyting. well, i do understand your point of view. i'm no manic in my belief anyway. let's just say that it will be fair in the end. hehe...
oliveover Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Student General Artist
You're right. Not knowing everything is what makes every single day of our lives special. All I know is that either way, whether I stay true to my Christian roots, become an Aethiest or convert to Satanist ( xD ), I'll croak and so will everyone else. If we get a second life, then sweet deal- if not, then whatever, we're dead anyways. We won't know. Hahaha, life is so bizarre...
entireHalf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
wow. that's quite deep... think i understand your point of view. well. wether you're afraid of death or not, you can always believe that something comes afterwards...

but err... mind you, i'm not the photografer or submitter of this piece of art; just another visitor. :)
oliveover Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student General Artist
Oh, I know. =) Just wanted to put that out there. =P

And currently I'm debating whether or not I should believe in God or reincarnation. It's weird. What if it's not... true? Does that mean that people who believe in God are really hoping for nothing? Or is it true? That there really is a second chance at life?

Haha, I know you can't answer that, but I like to type out my questions. xD
entireHalf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
err. i messed up the reply order. my reply to this is located above.
giandhalimarta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
amazing ... :)
giandhalimarta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
amazing ... :)
haldjake100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
This picture is so cute. Easy and cute. This woman seems to be really nice person and sure she is. Nothing bad to say. I love it :)
ChaosPrince Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
I have that DVD player ^.^
tchiseen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
what a great photograph....

simply brilliant.
its so busy! i love it. i love how every time you look at it theres something you didnt notice before.
skope Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
I bet she's dressing like she used to dress herself back when she were a young girl :) Her hair also looks like it. And that is just so lovely!
blackcomet007 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Aaaaah. What a classic photo. It really shows how she could have so much energy after all these years she's been on this planet...
lil-crying-emo-kid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
While listening to a song called "We Know Where You Sleep"..
This is not a good picture to look at.

aishiteru-wa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww.... That's cute.

Lol I just noticed that I have the same DVD player that's in the background.
novernil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She really does look reluctant!

She has that whole posing smile, that never looks sincere. And that, of course, adds to the picture.

Nicely done. I hope you bought something, afterwards, to appease her. ^.^
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