LomoPeople: Mary


This is the story of Mary, the beautiful woman behind the man. She is the model wife and and the most wonderful person a husband could ever ask for. Here's a little portrait of the love of our life that we have built together.

There is a person that comes into your life sometimes and disrupts it. They change it, and turn you into a someone else. Your life is set on cruise control and you are just existing in this world. Then someone like Mary comes along. She is a very strong woman and doesn’t take any bullshit from anyone. Never afraid to speak her mind. Beautiful, fun, and addicting to be around.

Me, a young man, being very quiet and keeping to myself in the back of the room, I usually go along with anything. I let everything slide by me, never standing up for myself. She came along turned this boy into a man. A man who takes up for the things that matter. A man with something to live for and it sounds like a cliche, but I realize now that my life had no purpose before I met her. I was just floating along, no goals, and no purpose.

Not only did she change me into a man, but a husband, and a father. I try to portray her the best I can in my lomographs. The pictures of her are stolen from our life. The song “She don’t know she’s beautiful” rings true with Mary because I have never taken a picture of her with her consent. She actually doesn’t like getting her picture taken. The pictures of her look real and not posed because the are.

She is the woman behind the man. The supports me in my lomographical quest, and for that, I am grateful. She is everything I am not. My other half, and without her, I am just a camera without any film.

written by gnarlyleech on 2010-10-28 in #lifestyle


  1. azzzy
    azzzy ·


  2. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    aww that's cute haha! I did one on my muse as well! Hope it gets published soon!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice last sentence : )

  4. amsyarhilman
    amsyarhilman ·

    Aw that's so sweet ! :D

  5. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    very sweet !

  6. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Aren't smart strong women wonderful? I have one like that in my life too. :)

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    very sweet and I share this kind of feelings towards my other half too... :)))) The last sentence is really a good find!

  8. paramir
    paramir ·

    nice. and a great portrait!

  9. coca
    coca ·

    beautiful words!

  10. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Nice article and beautiful wife......

  11. amandakoh
    amandakoh ·

    touches my heart... so where n when will i find my camere??

  12. kontrast
    kontrast ·

    Beautiful profile of your other half...

  13. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    can i buy someone like her in the lomo shop??

  14. plainjane
    plainjane ·

    @gnarlyleech - that was lovely. thanks so much

  15. lonur
    lonur ·

    nice one, man; that was beautiful!

  16. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    how cute =)

  17. zenline
    zenline ·

    Your words are so beautiful ! And the last sentence... WOW !

  18. eskimofriend
    eskimofriend ·

    just beautiful, I think you both got very lucky ;)

  19. hiyaleanne
    hiyaleanne ·

    This is beautiful.(:

  20. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·


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