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I thought I knew all of the old people of this tiny village, but one day as I wandered through with my camera, I met a lady tending the plants outside the church.  After a shy greeting, she told me a little of her hard life, with acceptance and without complaints.  She only had one remaining wish she said: that she have a photograph that her children could place on her gravesite when the time came.  

She asked me how much I charge; I told her nothing and offered to take her picture.  I didn't expect her overwhelming appreciation-- she rushed to find her husband, even sent him to shave, so he could also be photographed.  When I returned a few days later with a simple gift of the framed prints her eyes welled up.  Now she will not be forgotten... 
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toleratingtentacles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
wonderful piece and story, bravo!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
amazing photo!!!
but ugh, the beard... :fear:
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kennyc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Good for you! And another excellent portrait!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing photograph, and the story makes it all the more fascinating.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
wonderful work
and a lovely woman
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ciruelitaspasas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
What a good picture! :aww:
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LadySleep Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
this is very touching, the picture as well as the story! great work!
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TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing portrait! i think these old people should be more often the famous models. they have character. storys in there eyes. great work!
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leannna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
:heart: :D
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I appreciate it!
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:iconjess1691:
jess1691 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Photographer
wow :heart:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
thank you very much!
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:iconjess1691:
jess1691 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Photographer
featured here [link]
:)
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
thank you so much!!! its an honor!
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh what a lovely story. :heart:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Thank you very much:-)
:heart:
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SeptSky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
What an amazing story....and so many more seen in her eyes. The pleasure in her face is beautiful. You did a magnificent job with this one :)
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ferdinandlaetus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Photographer
You have been featured here

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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
thank you very much!
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ferdinandlaetus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic !!
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
thank you very much!
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist
What a kind man you are. To make a total stranger so happy is one of life's ultimate experiences.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Thank you very kindly for all your support! I do appreciate all the favorites and your generous comments!
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LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist
You are welcome. dA keeps me occupied and out of trouble. :D
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Borgabile Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Man, I'm literally in tears. This story and photo are beautiful :happycry:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Thank you very much for your kind support!
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seasoul7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
:heart:
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GrowlingCat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Wonderful portrait and the story pulled on my heartstrings :)
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
I appreciate it; thank you!
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Hedniskhjartad Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
How lovely. I'm glad she was so overjoyed. I bet you were really happy with this, too.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
yes, she was and so was I....
thank you very much!
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dimitriskats Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
My most sincere compliments!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
thank you!
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Alphaon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   Photographer
Sad story. You are a great person indeed! :)
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
thank you very much;... well, I don't know if I am but for sure I am trying to be good:-)
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Alphaon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   Photographer
Trying is all that matters really! No more, no less
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
indeed!
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puy0i Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique...
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
thank you!!!!
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
A magnificent portrait - and a very moving story.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
I appreciate your kind support very much!!!!!!
thank you:-)
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micdt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
another very fine portrait.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
thank you very much!
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micdt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
you're welcome.
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LucyJOrchard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:popcorn: [link] featured
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
oh yes! it looks lovely thank you soooooooo much!:love:
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purpleseller Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I am really impressed, verry good shot, I olso have a question in wich country did you take the shots?

The story of her life is written on her face...long life with not so much happy moments.
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