Monday, January 30, 2012

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Oh So Silly!


My followers remember Mr. Slim from the Mississippi Delta! The story goes as my wife and friends were photography free styling when we came up on an old country store in Greenville, Mississippi. My wife goes inside while I am shooting the old gas pumps outside, when all of the sudden she burst outside and said, "You have GOT to come see this man!" She knows I love faces and people that exude "character". Well Slim was everything I wanted in a picture and more!

I asked if I could take his photo, and the other old men in the store starting "ragging" him. It was hilarious! They were saying things like "Show 'em your good side slim!", or "Show 'em your teeth slim!".  I started shooting and he sat there real still, but then unprovoked he started "posing". Like a supermodel that needed a good shave, he puts his hand to his rugged face and his pose was the shot you see here.

I am submitting this photo to the IHeartFaces silly photo contest. It may not seem as silly as some of the other faces in the contest, but for ole slim, it was as silly as he will ever get!






10 comments:

  1. aw, love the story behind it!

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  2. I love this!!! What a cute subject and an awesome story!

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  3. Great image with a wonderful story. Love it.

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  4. this is much better than any 'staged' photo ... perfect!

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  5. I've known many Slims all my life, and love how you can see the little glint of mischief in the eyes, and the glimmer of a little smile.

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  6. wow- love how there's so much interest in the pic alone :)

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  7. haha! Too funny! Love the story of him posing!

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  8. a beautiful face filled with so much character and live

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