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5 thoughts on “Broke”
I’ve looked at this image several times trying to figure it out. A broken mirror, right? At a loading dock? This photo is perfectly titled as “Broke.”
It might be hard to see, the tattoo on her shoulder, “Heart Broke”. I saw her from down the street sitting in front of a closed, dirty, rundown, storefront. She looked like she was waiting for someone. As I approached, she turned to look at herself in the broken mirror. It was then I noticed her tattoo. All the elements seemed to fit.
Alright then, that “Heart Broke” makes this story image even better. Don’t you love moments like this, when you discover a scene where multiple elements tell a story? Well done.
Yes. Sometimes there is more to discover after the image is made. Sometimes you see all the elements, and you’re lucky to put the whole story together in a quick moment.
I thought of titling this “Heart Broke”, but more was broken then what her tattoo suggested.