you’ve come a long way baby

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

26 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Harryreply
April 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

an interesting unposed portrait

Elaine Hancockreply
April 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

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

Michael Rawlukreply
April 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.

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
April 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!

Ginniereply
April 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.

Ana Lúciareply
April 6, 2018 at 2:00 am

Love the play of light and shadow.

JMS*reply
April 6, 2018 at 2:03 am

Un portrait très classe !
J’aime beaucoup !

Graciel·lareply
April 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

Martine Liboutonreply
April 6, 2018 at 2:39 am

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

Elaine-reply
April 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!!

grouserreply
April 6, 2018 at 4:42 am

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

Philreply
April 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

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

By Mariereply
April 6, 2018 at 8:44 am

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

Annereply
April 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.

marjolein van de fotokraamreply
April 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

Very nice portrait and said.

mhelenereply
April 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

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

ruthiebearreply
April 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

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

Ayush Basureply
April 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

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

willemreply
April 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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

Bill Phillipsreply
April 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Great candid Sherri.

Claudioreply
April 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

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

Nicoureply
April 6, 2018 at 3:37 pm

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

Tatar@Yreply
April 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

Joli portrait avec un beau jeu d’ombre.

Lewisreply
April 7, 2018 at 7:26 am

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

Stevenreply
April 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm

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

Dianereply
April 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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