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July 16, 2014 at 9:33 am
Great shot! Love how the repeating colors and patterns all around the frame!
July 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm
her pose…she’s so cool!
July 18, 2014 at 2:34 am
That’s the first thing I noticed! Her pose! The woman knows how to work the camera :) http://madelienerose.com
July 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm
…hmmmm.. I see the touch of the outfit is the slotted spoon, isn’t it?
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July 16, 2014 at 9:35 am
Love the pattern, piping and the pose!
July 16, 2014 at 9:37 am
A grandma smile is always home to me.
Love this shoot!!
July 16, 2014 at 9:38 am
Best thing I have ever seen on this site . Easily. More, please.
July 16, 2014 at 9:45 am
le nonnine dei vecchi paesini italiani hanno sempre quel gusto retrò antico ma che va di gran moda nuovamente nel secolo odierno
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July 16, 2014 at 9:46 am
Touching. Thank you Scott!
July 16, 2014 at 9:48 am
i need more of this real style! she makes me smile! :)
July 16, 2014 at 9:49 am
it’s wonderful! both! The photo and the “bis-nonna”. We italians are fashionable till our last day on earth. :) thanks
July 16, 2014 at 9:53 am
The house dress–as common and universally loved by women the world over and it looks perfect on her.
July 16, 2014 at 9:55 am
Thank you for this post!!!!
July 16, 2014 at 9:59 am
Cute grandma in her floral dress
July 16, 2014 at 10:09 am
I’m a huge fan of yours… I’m from Bari and I just wanna say thank u for this picture.. You just made my day. Maria is such an iconic lady always smiling and such funny… :D Such a pity I was not in town, cause I would loved just to shake your hand…
http://www.spezio.it/guida-street-food-bari/ I posted a picture of her here.. talking about street food in Bari..
Hope to see you around in Puglia..
July 16, 2014 at 10:45 am
So she is rather well known in town. I bet those dumplings are delicious.
July 17, 2014 at 10:43 am
Yes she is quite an ICON :D ahahhahaah And there lots of others nonnas who pretend to be her… :P
July 18, 2014 at 10:46 am
What is street food? I’m beginning to see this and don’t know what street food is.
July 16, 2014 at 10:12 am
ah what an evocative image. love the color of that shift
July 16, 2014 at 10:18 am
I like her pose, I like her eyes and her blue shirt: it reminds me of my Grandma’ :)
July 16, 2014 at 10:23 am
Love how she poses for this photos with the spoon still in her hand. And the flower dress and colorful background compliment it even more!
July 16, 2014 at 10:26 am
no pretense. quite refreshing. beautiful composition as well. thanks
July 16, 2014 at 10:43 am
I wish we could know what happened to you in Bari too. The picture is certainly charming.
July 16, 2014 at 10:44 am
Those are hands that worked for a lifetime. Beautiful nonna!!
July 16, 2014 at 11:01 am
Oldie but goldie granny ;)
July 16, 2014 at 11:12 am
A real picture!! Like it!!
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July 16, 2014 at 11:46 am
This has gotta be an ad for the Mediteranean diet, slow food, Italian beach living. Just beautiful.
July 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm
You can easily call this one of your best shots. She reminds me of my Nana–a warm spot in my heart.
July 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Great shot, beautiful and dignified.
July 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Beautiful photo. Reminds me of my Nonna. I’m from Bari and this photo perfectly captures the spirit there. Love the pasta strainer in her hand. Mangia!
July 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm
“…funniest shooting days I have ever experienced. I wish I could act out for you…”
I wish you could, too. Go ahead… show your acting chops. Garance can tape it.
July 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm
Nice framing, love the shot.
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July 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm
You must have gone mad seeing the colour and pattern here. It’s a wonderful life!!
July 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Beautiful face. Lovely photograph.
July 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm
July 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Coy, seductive pose, she is so comfortable in her “skin” An inspiration for good aging. Never loose the person inside yourself. Love this photo
July 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm
Love the vivid colours, her casual pose, and quiet confidence. Beautiful shot!
July 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm
In Chicago on West Grand Avenue, there is a small Barese grocery. The best sausage in the world. Have to bring it home in the trunk, yet you can still smell it. The Grand Nonna there, years ago, told me to simmer the sausage in red wine with onions and sweet peppers. Divine!
July 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Maria del Castello a Bari Vecchia grande .
July 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm
I just adore this! I could only imagine what it was like interacting with some of the people you met…
July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Although the little flowers on her dress are not periwinkles I will call her the Periwinkle Nonna for the richness of color!
July 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Love this shot so much. She is charming and beautiful and comfortable in her skin….so refreshing, and beautifully captured, Scott.
July 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Such an exceptionally lovely photo! (it also happens to prove my theory that the truly cool people only get cooler as they get older.)
July 17, 2014 at 2:21 am
Tiana in Tuscany
July 17, 2014 at 3:21 am
Such a great nonna portrait!
July 17, 2014 at 6:37 am
what ever happened to the house dress..Oh replaced by sloppy sweats
July 17, 2014 at 8:24 am
Eri a casa mia :))
July 17, 2014 at 8:26 am
Questa non è moda.
July 17, 2014 at 8:36 am
Magical ! You’re the best
July 17, 2014 at 8:54 am
Those beautiful old hands, though they must give her pain.
July 17, 2014 at 10:03 am
Finally something real and beautiful at the same time. I like your blog since the beginning but I was afraid you were becoming too commercial and fashion wannabes focused.
You proved me wrong with these cool shots! Well Done X
July 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
Sweetness and strength all wrapped up in love. A nonna who loves you!
July 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
This picture is beautiful in so many aspects. Love the colours & also love her simplicity!
July 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Your name is “Marì la caccà”. Very VIP in Bari, Puglia, Italy.
July 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Delightful Portrait !
une chatte grise
July 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm
Her pose and smile are wonderful–confident and unpretentious. Her expression suggests a lovely sense of humor, too.
This, young ‘uns, is coolness personified.
July 18, 2014 at 2:35 am
July 18, 2014 at 6:36 am
What a beautiful picture and what a wonderful woman!
July 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm
“Yesterday was easily one of the funniest shooting days I have ever experienced. I wish I could act out for you some of the encounters I had with the people of the old city center of Bari.”
Hey … there’s nothing stopping you from posting a video! :)
This is a fun shot – there is humour in her eyes. Her outfit is cute, too!
July 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm
Nice shot, but more than a picture, I like the idea of the series – to show real people, far from being models.
July 19, 2014 at 11:22 am
Charming. More of this please.
July 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm
July 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm
What a refreshing perspective. Your photos are always inspiring but it is lovely to see you, with your influence, capture the beauty in age. Youth is certainly beautiful but there is something so much more meaningful here. Please take more!
July 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm
Reminds me so much of our grandmothers here in Greece…The outfit and the backround too…
July 26, 2014 at 10:29 am
In Bari we say “If Paris had the sea, it’d be a little Bari”, did u know? :)
August 16, 2014 at 4:05 am
August 16, 2014 at 4:06 am
lovely fresh textiles
February 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm
It’ so beautiful ! And she represents the “model” of the Italian grandmothers because every grandmother in Italy wears a dress like this :)