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HorriblyHolly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
And she thought, "It is days like these," by which she means the one day she finally has to visit the laundromat, "that I wish I had a maid."

That's the story. :)
Meolin Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
She stood there bit confused. No, not confused. Dissapointed. The morning was too amazing to believe. She woke up alone, just her cat was sleeping in the basket. And now she stands in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the world she doesn´t know and doesn´t wanna know. She has to be here, with people who don´t know Erik Satie. But that doesn´t matter. Nothing matters.
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
This is a transexual who spent the last coins she had on washing and drying the fantastic outfits she chose to wear to her transgender lover's apartment for the secret weekend they were planning.

When she returned to the laundry matt, she'd found all her clothes stolen. The service clerk explained it was her Catholic bible-thumping mother who stole her clothes to foil everything.

The light switch above is in the on position, but that's only the left over trace of hope indicating the transexual's plans for freedom are now ruined. Her power has been cut by a source she cannot reach either mentally or spiritually -her mother.
xvivi49 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Photographer
As she stares on, nothing crosses her mind.
As she waits, nobody comes.
As she tries to turn off the light, her light, and walk into the light of the heavens above, she gives up and keeps waiting for a man cruel enough to turn it off for her.

My interpretation. I really see sadness and despair in this picture. I don't know why, but I do.

Great picture.
diannediwata Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
This reminds me of a movie which I can't remember anymore. Anyway, I love the composition and the balance. ^_^
videlina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you've been featured here [link] :]
Baisouzen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
She stretches her arms, the day is over, and she's glad working at the laundromat is hard work. She's the last one to leave and that means she has to turn out the lights, an annoying job to do. She makes at face at the light switch hanging up there taunting the length of her arms. She walks over the the washing machines, she peers inside one of them for a second, she sees someone has forgot a single sock, she imagines if they will be frustrated in the morning about it being missing, she feels bad for the person with the missing sock, she also wonders how the sock feels, being left, if it was her she would feel so lonely. She lets her mind wander and the remembers that stupid light switch she curses it's high place on the wall to hell, then places her hands gently on the washers, she hoists herself onto one, she's afraid that one might fall over or cave in if she moves anymore, and considers getting down , but she remembers the Maytag commercial and feels better. She sits up on her knees and the washer makes a hollow sound she looks down and sighs, she's not going to fall she tells herself. She reaches forward to the light switch and flicks it down. The lights flicker off, one by one. She smiles to herself and hops off the washer. The yellow glow of steet lights are the only thing lighting the laundromat. She picks her purse off of the bench and leaves the laundromat, but she forgets to lock the door. That night someone steals all the day's earnings, which was about fourty dollars and twenty cents. The next day she is fired. She blames the light switch.
OfAnAbsentMind Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
divisal Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I wash my clothes alone - just as I am.
Just as the switch on the wall -

Since you left.

Captivating shot, my friend.
host-club-lover Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
you need to reach the light switch, but you can't, so for the past hour you've been deeply pondering how to reach it...
CheeseyBrie3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Photographer
You were washing your clothes and you noticed that all of the ones she was washing were men's?

IDK, but it's very cool. Very simple.
DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
There is something totally cool about this shot!! It's very different!
DeviousClown Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
elle n'avait aucune idée qu'elle etait dans le cadre... tu faisais semblant de regarder plus haut :p
punkie078 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
the composition's so balanced yet so bottom-heavy...i like it, but it's bugging me.
Alexeiz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artist
Moi je choisis cette histoire-là.
LightningDrusyc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
i fell so bad at laughing at this :P
yoshiko-fla Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
la premiere chose a laquelle cette photo m'as fait penser c'est que la femme n'est plus une femme. Avec les droits qu'on a eu et la nouvelle tecnologie, elle ne fait plus la lessive a la main, elle s'habille de facon masculine.
Son regard il est fier, aujourd'hui en france c'est les filles qui draguent les garcons. Est-ce que ca c'est mieux? Les femmes elles se sentent vraiment mieux? Je sais pas.

Tres belles photo en tout cas et c'est tres interessant de lire ce que ca a provoque' chez les autres :)
as2pik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
C'est au Canada... et malheureusement en France les filles ne draguent pas encore les mecs !

Sinon comme histoire, je vois une grosse machine, avec un interrupteur, un regard de femme fier... quand les femmes appuieront sur le bouton, et que la machine se mettra en marche, il ne fera pas bon être un homme =D
nomibear Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I think it means that women want to "turn on the light" and free themselves but their domesticity gets in the way of that. Haha, don't ask me! XD It's a lovely picture with a great concept [though I might be wrong :-] and beautiful colors.
cicart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
el fue a lavar su ropa, se encontró con una hermosa mujer, se coquetearon por unos minutos, después se citaron en le baño y tuvieron relaciones sexuales, al regresar, se dio cuenta de que el jabón de su maquina se tiraba, el esposo de la mujer entra por la puerta, le dice que ya es hora de irse, se va, y esta foto fue tomada por el investigador secreto que contrato el esposo de la mujer para ver si lo engañaba con algún joven....
Darcya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Soy una mujer ... no soy un hombre...
hihihi :)
cicart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
aiii peronnn :(, encerio eprdon, es que :(, ai mejor no idgo nada u_u
Darcya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
pas de probleme :)
cicart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
ok (: XD jajaajaj
jholdenc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
She walked back into the laundromat to find that while she was getting a cup of coffee next door, some pervert stole her underwear from the dryer. Now she stares down every sing person in the place trying to find out who took her things. All the customers quickly looked away when her eyes found them.
They all knew who took them--the man with the camera. They all knew something was going on between the two, but no one ever said anything.
Now he made a move to get her attention and to force her to act.
She found them in Camera-Boy's basket. Neatly folded and completely dry. She she was glad that he had them and not some complete stranger.

meh. short. it could have more.
dig the picture.
ilovechocolatealot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
parce-qu'on cherche toujours quelquechose a dire ben...l'histoire c'est bien simple alors. chaqun vit dans son imagination, fabule et desire.voila, le printemps faut qu'on resorte nos habilles faut nous rafraichir.avec les vetements on change nous meme.
c'est vrai que montreal est en plein soleil ce temps-ci. le bon temps pour faire des photos hallucinantes.
salut. beau modele en passant :)
queendizzy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
there are 2 cartoon text balloons, one is her thought, the other one is the opposite (since it is pointing towards another side, maybe someone else's thought?) and then the void on the top is a white canvas, waiting to be represented in colour by her thought.
just wandering....sorry if it was too complex...
Shiyoku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Artist
I at first though it was a male, and the switch represents how the lights have to be turned on for gender equality and how its womans day and hes doing the laundry lol

I like this photo though <3 a lot.
mystrican Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminded me of the comment the pope made about washing machines being more liberating for women than the pill.
caseylee97 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
caseylee97 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
she's like,
'who the shit put that all the way up there?'
gosiajankowska Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
love it
Freaky-Foot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009

once upon a time a beautiful woman went to wash her clothes but when she got to the laundromat all her change fell out of her pockets so she had nothing to wear but dirty clothes for the rest of her life.

the end
El-Rafo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
laveuses en stereo, tres originale capture mon cher.
STLUKA Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
hilarious :kiss:
just-a-web-artist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"I love the sound of washer machines in the morning."

:heart: Awesome photo.
freedom156 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
mirror, why is that switch so high on the wall? I can't reach it.
matt-crazy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
"Today, washing machines are down"

Je pense que ça irait bien...

La photo est magnifique, comme tu nous y as habitué depuis un certain moment.
brad-macd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Diabolo-Spinner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
this is beautiful :]
seddensky Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
sometimes angels just stay by the washing machines
1339 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student General Artist
that's a moody angel then ;P.
MrAtRM Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
ce´est parfait
wasatyfaust Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009

great job!
vDue Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
considering the title is "woman day"; perhaps you are trying to say that women are still not given the same chances as men? And that it's still normal for women to be working at home or something? Like she's standing by the washing machine - and the switch to end this is still out of reach or anything?
cellofanflower Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
i thought the same! : )
chocaddict Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
cette photo est juste incroyable - la fille, le bouton, les machines - tout est parfait! Elle est vraiment sublime.
Pagerz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
that switch? yeah well thats her bitch switch.
Twisted-Pandah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Photographer
She wants to turn on the light, but she cant, cause the washing machines are in the way :(

Twisted-Pandah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Photographer
I mean "off"
Turn off the light
since the light is obviously on
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Canon EOS 5D
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Mar 15, 2009, 4:49:34 PM