Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Age, hope and hopeless

A recent shot in northern Thailand, in a Hmong village.  This Hmong elderly,  quitely and calmly stare into the lens, what was she trying to tell? Or thinking?
Aged man or woman often considered and sought by many,  a good photography subject. And indeed they are. But of course, it also depends on how each one interpret the subject on the image. Here I saw a woman probably late in her 50s or 60s, city people really can't guess the age well for those live in sub-standard place, and I admit it.  The age has pretty much weathered her face, but much more than that, her life, the happiness, sadness, dimished desire, hope, or hopeless?  It is a face that has pretty much in peace with her life, and destiny.
Shot with Canon 1Ds III with EF Macro 100/2.8L IS.

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