Pucker Face

“I’ve been dreaming of a true love’s kiss…”
– Cinderella

Each day, she sits behind the window. She never saw me take her photo; she never sees anyone, for she never opens her eyes. She waits, unconcerned that her skin has become dusty and her eyelash is beginning to detach. She has grown used to being neglected. Despite these things, she doesn’t move from her rigid stance. She waits, hoping her Prince Charming will soon come and gift her with the Kiss of Life.

"Pucker Face" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Pucker Face” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm


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        “Nobody likes me! Nobody ever likes me!” — Riff Raff, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The lack of interaction my posts receive by way of Likes, ratings and comments makes me question how I can improve things to make people want to interact. Likely it has something to do with the fact that the blog is currently reaching such a small audience, but I can’t help but question. Would you like to see less or no narrative? (aka,” Should I shut up and just post a photo?”) More frequent posts? Guest bloggers? No posts at all?


To those that are here and especially those that keep coming back: Thank you for your support.


  1. I admire your capacity to conjure a collection of words that deliver a meaningful story about a figure that may, otherwise, be viewed as a “dusty,” doll-face in need of repair . . . if it were viewed at all. Instead, you saw a subject with some photographic challenges to conquer, perhaps, but with a story to tell.


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