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- Carpe Diem - by mibi - Carpe Diem - by mibi
The story:

I was walking around downtown looking for homeless people to take their picture for a project of mine. This man approached me and asked for some change so he and his wife could get home. He looked somewhat disheveld and slightly nervous. Perhaps he was new to panhandling. I agreed to help him out and asked if i could take his picture for my project. He agreed and i took several photos of him against the brick wall. I then gave him a dollar and he was very thankful. I walked about ten steps away then turned around because i forgot to ask his name. He then shrieked...collapsed...and started seizing. Shaking, gasping, spittle comming from his mouth. Several people rushed to his aid...some ran off to find help...some just watched as i did. I dont know what compelled me to take the subsequent photos, but i did. The ambulance came and took him away. I dont know what happened to him or if he was ok. When he fell the dollar i gave him as well as others blew away. It was a rather windy day.


*n03113 wrote an excellent poem about the experience after i told her the story... make sure you check it out [link]

it was also suggest that i sell prints and give the profits to the homeless or that man, if ever i see him again... so thats what ill do... all profits from the sale of this print will go twoards the homeless ...but i doubt anyone will want a print of this

enjoy.
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majire Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
wow. that was freaking weird. if that happens to me.... id be like shit
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NocturnalSpirit Featured By Owner May 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, powerful ...
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westwardcloud Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
amazing story..
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sxxyyplexiii84 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
thats crazy.
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mercinder Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2003
what a story... what a bunch of shots. Gawd I love your work.
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stae12bend Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
hmm i wonder if that flash of photo give him a reaction of collapsing O.O hmmm

o welll OH or he ate some of the coins i dono im over thinging

you have areally intersting picture ^0^
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Dinks-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful words... like the title, great capture :)
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yhancik Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2003
an amazing story and a nice journalistic work
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tomtom2099 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2003
Like it.

Wow.... It is really weird.. the first 2 pictures... of somebody who right after collapse.. strong..
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kindrisana Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2003
DAMN! IT --IS-- JEZUS!
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