Grasp The Moment Photography

It Wasn’t Anything She Said

Why does the world hate mimes?

There are 52 unique muscles in the human face and she was using every one of them that spring afternoon to convey all the emotions she could with out her voice. As the crowd streamed around her she practiced her craft mimicking, teasing have playing with the people passing by. A few stopped and watched and drew delight in the ones that didn’t stop, just walked along. Those were the ones she performed with, imitating, following, using a comic foil for her act. A few would notice, and turn and she would instantly switch to something else so they never had any idea what went on.

I watched for a while, and took her photo as she performed. I thought she didn’t see me, but in the end she did, and even posed for me.




The Mime Poses

I don’t know why people hate mimes….

4 responses

  1. You bring the performance to life with your description! Thanks!

    October 10, 2008 at 9:23 am

  2. Jen

    Usually mimes do scare me a little..not sure do clowns. But this mime seems sweet and playful.

    Her color choice of the reds is perfect for her and you really captured her sprit – especially in that 2nd to last shot. Love it!

    October 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm

  3. StKev

    Why on Earth would someone want to be a mime? I asked one once but…
    Nice work, B, or is it play?
    Whatever you call it, keep it up.
    And thanks.

    October 11, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  4. …my, my, my. What a delight to find this blog. I’ve viewed the photos, before…and was speechless…but only just now, the blog — intriguing depiction.


    Wishing Well,


    Pearl the Mime

    October 21, 2008 at 5:45 am

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