you’ve come a long way baby

people
people

she was dressed for, and playing the part of a southern belle in an American Civil War reenactment

then, she took a break and i took her pic

Still, there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture. To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.
— Susan Sontag said that

Comments (26):

  1. Harry

    Apr 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    an interesting unposed portrait

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  2. Elaine Hancock

    Apr 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I like the shadow created by the brim of the hat. A wonderful portrait. A very interesting quote.

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  3. Michael Rawluk

    Apr 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    The is an interplay between the shadows and her gloves. A really nice portrait and a I love the quote.

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  4. Elizabeth Buckalew

    Apr 5, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Susan Sontag was right… Frank and I often mention this kind of thing when we dare to take a candid of someone we don’t know. That said – your boldness has given us a wonderful image to look at!

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  5. Ginnie

    Apr 5, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I guess there’s really no such thing as privacy anymore, Sherri, is there?! But when we’re out in public, I guess we aren’t private , right? Photography if the photo journalism that speaks louder than a thousand words. Well done.

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  6. Ana Lúcia

    Apr 6, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Love the play of light and shadow.

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  7. JMS*

    Apr 6, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Un portrait très classe !
    J’aime beaucoup !

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  8. Graciel·la

    Apr 6, 2018 at 2:05 am

    I agree 100% with Susan.
    For me it is very difficult to take pictures of people. For this very reason I value yours very positively

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  9. Martine Libouton

    Apr 6, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Un magnifique portrait !!! et j’aime beaucoup ta citation !

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  10. Elaine-

    Apr 6, 2018 at 4:09 am

    i remember those minimalist cigarette ads in women’s magazines lol yes, a long way TOWARD lung cancer and emphysema!!
    that quote about taking people’s pictures is a bit like the start of a horror movie script lol
    great shot tho, i must say!!

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  11. grouser

    Apr 6, 2018 at 4:42 am

    If she was staying in character perhaps it should have been a cheroot 🙂

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  12. Phil

    Apr 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Really nice and expressive portrait, you did well with the lights, Phil

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  13. By Marie

    Apr 6, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Very beautiful black and white between shadow and light. A lot of look this lady

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  14. Anne

    Apr 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

    This is a lovely candid picture.
    I too am very loath to take pictures of people in public but if everyone thought that, the photographic world would be missing such a lot.

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  15. mhelene

    Apr 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

    A wonderful image and I like your way to tell the storyof your pictures !!

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  16. ruthiebear

    Apr 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

    The shadow pattern on her face adds a certain drama to this portrait.

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  17. Ayush Basu

    Apr 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    i love the light and shadow, Sherri. and interesting quote too.

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  18. willem

    Apr 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful the shadow of the gloves on her face, attractive portrait in fine b/w.

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  19. Claudio

    Apr 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    A beautiful image, clean in every detail, on that face you read a story.

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  20. Nicou

    Apr 6, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    La projection de la Lumière au travers des trous du chapeau sur ce visage fantastique
    Amitié

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  21. Tatar@Y

    Apr 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Joli portrait avec un beau jeu d’ombre.

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  22. Lewis

    Apr 7, 2018 at 7:26 am

    A beautiful lady, lovely shadows off of her hat, great portrait. Love the gloves.

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  23. Steven

    Apr 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Excellent candid capture with perfect clarity!! I love the shadows that dance on her face.

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  24. Diane

    Apr 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I feel like Susan Sontag though the resulting images, like yours, are always worth it. I love the image and, to me, it tells a story even without knowing what she had been doing before it was taken. A writer could have a field day with this one.

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