May 10, 2013

Vintage Shop, Queensland

Photograph by Ana Paula Estrada, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

Mrs. May Haupt, February 2012, Montville, Queensland, Australia
One day I entered a little vintage store in Montville, Australia, and I stumbled upon an 86-year-old woman working behind her desk. During the following days I could not stop thinking of that image, so a week later I returned and asked her if I could take her picture exactly as I found her. Not only did she allow me to photograph her, but she also shared with me her beautiful life story. Her portrait is part of a photographic series called "Of Another Time," a project based on photographs and stories of people over 70. —Ana Paula Estrada

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18 comments
Bellz Webster
Bellz Webster

I just love looking at old antique and vintage store photos. The memories they stir up are heart-warming.

Shannon T
Shannon T

What an adorable shop and lady! I would love to go there and meet her to hear her stories.

Subin S.
Subin S.

@Anna Paula Estrada  "Your picture says it all"

Michael Doeren
Michael Doeren

Oh but to listen to her stories .. what a fortunate crossing. An inviting photo.

Abraham Samuel
Abraham Samuel

Thank you for passing on her message.Truly beautiful Life!

Gunnar Heidar
Gunnar Heidar

Very nice and simple. It doesn´t have to be complicated!


Ana Paula Estrada
Ana Paula Estrada

Thanks everybody. 

This is part of what she said during our conversation:

 “I lived my era and I can tell life has changed. The family has changed darling, I am not saying that they don’t love their kids, but I don’t think the time is there for them. Now both parents think they have to work hard to get what they want, there was no such thing when I grew up. They have more things now and they don’t know what to do with them. The values have changed. These new technologies and communications have changed our world. To love one each other is the most important thing in life; show love and understanding. Stop and smell the roses, find the time to smell the roses”

She is truly a beautiful woman.

Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

Wow,  wonderful, sometimes the human is beautiful

Shauna Nicole
Shauna Nicole

Such a different photo-of-the-day, but in the best way! Love it.

Christa Hauksson
Christa Hauksson

A beautiful Lady, a beautiful picture, incredible story, would like to get to know more about here


Benno Christensen
Benno Christensen

The signs: Laugh, Dream and Way of life, together with her dignity, pride and neatness makes this picture special to me.

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