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Met this lovely couple sitting on the sidewalk, people watching (through my lens) in Antigua, Guatemala. It was his hat that drew me, so after taking the initial shot, took myself across to their side and chatted up a bunch. They’ve been married for 33 years, have 2 grown-up daughters and 5 grandchildren. Well, she says 5, but he says 6. lol! He mentioned his concern for the Japanese people…This shot is the shot that followed our chat.

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Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful couple and capture Val!

  • thanks so much, jordan! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    they are such beautiful people!!

  • they really were! thanks, catherine! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • awefaul
    awefaulover 3 years ago

    An extraordinary picture that held my attention for a long time (enlarged). All the little detail like the similar way they hold their hands and the beautiful tone.

  • thanks for spending time with this image and leaving your wonderful comment! :-)) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • IzabellasHope
    IzabellasHopeover 3 years ago

    great story!

  • thank you!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 3 years ago

    superb portrait!

  • thank you!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinover 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful potrait of this delightful couple, thanks for adding to the story by chatting to them as well.

  • thank you for your visit and kind comment, john! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Gordon Taylor
    Gordon Taylorover 3 years ago

    A sweet image and Story!

  • thank you, gordon! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Morpho  Pyrrou
    Morpho Pyrrouover 3 years ago

    Very emotional capture! Great work!

  • Gretchen Dunham
    Gretchen Dunhamover 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness, Val. I love this shot! Makes me smile. Love your back story too. :)

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...over 3 years ago

    this is a wonderful shot

  • thank you, anthony! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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