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January 14, 2010 1:48 PM   Subscribe

Life Before Your Eyes
posted by anastasiav (21 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

WARNING: Random scrolling, possibly NSFW photos.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:02 PM on January 14, 2010

best of the web, no doubt. thanks.
posted by gnutron at 2:02 PM on January 14, 2010

This was wonderful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:07 PM on January 14, 2010

These are just terrific.
posted by Skot at 2:07 PM on January 14, 2010

I love taking photos, but I have trouble taking pictures of people (something about wanting to get the perfect shot, but not wanting to spend too much time taking photos). Then I see photos where personality comes through, and I think still life is drab by comparison.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:08 PM on January 14, 2010

This photo really jumped out at me - I instantly put together a narrative in my head about what was happening. And then when I read the story it was pretty similar to what I thought the picture was saying.

My father insisted on teaching my 13-year-old son Parker to drive in a big open field with an old Ford truck that he was restoring. I was nervous, but allowed it because it meant so much to my dad. I learned that my uncle had taught my dad to drive under very similar conditions, shortly before he died in a tragic hunting accident. A couple of weeks after this photo was taken my dad suffered a mental breakdown
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:28 PM on January 14, 2010

Websites Engineered To Make Me Blubber Like An Idiot.
posted by boo_radley at 2:46 PM on January 14, 2010 [3 favorites]

No, I am not tearing up. I'm just blinking excessively.

Truly beautiful. I think this one's my favorite.
posted by pecknpah at 2:57 PM on January 14, 2010

OK, I'm having a really bad day today, and these photos/captions are killing me. Especially the one pecknpah linked to (#16).
posted by muddgirl at 3:09 PM on January 14, 2010

Truly evocative. I feel insignificant and inspired at the same time.
posted by minimii at 3:23 PM on January 14, 2010

Whew, what a great site. Each picture is something special, and the captions are fascinating. I feel like I time traveled back to the time when I used to love reading and looking at Life magazine.
posted by bearwife at 3:49 PM on January 14, 2010

Can anyone identify the tree in this picture, in the foreground, at the left, by the bench?
posted by spasm at 4:05 PM on January 14, 2010

I'm curious too. I think there's some serious darkroomery/photoshop going on in that (plus some HDR)?
posted by Decimask at 5:36 PM on January 14, 2010

posted by Scoo at 6:08 PM on January 14, 2010

I love this. Thank you so much for posting it.
posted by zarq at 8:48 PM on January 14, 2010

Wow. Thank you.
posted by Dennis Murphy at 9:52 PM on January 14, 2010

Beautiful and moving. Thank you.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:02 AM on January 15, 2010

They're missing the photo of the dog that the owner could never train for crap that one day rescues from drowning/being on fire/suffocating/bear attack, and how it's been ten years since that dog died of a rare paw cancer, but not a moment goes by that the owner doesn't think about them.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:18 AM on January 15, 2010 [7 favorites]

This is great stuff.
posted by caddis at 8:20 AM on January 15, 2010

Damnit, MeFi! Do you have any idea of how hard it is to get my self-pity on after reading the caption for "The Fighter"? Do you? Now I've got something in my eyes and it's all your fault.

posted by Halloween Jack at 9:32 AM on January 15, 2010

fantastic find, thanks for sharing.
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