Isn’t she the girl on the Palais Garnier’ s stairs? After the Jean of Arc look, here comes the resistance to Germans in 1940 or the old Basque lady-selling-roasted chesnuts-in a Christmas-street stall…In my opinion…mmm…quite a theatrical sense of fashion for such a fresh beautiful face…
Help me here. Those hands look wrong for a girl, the hands look like a guy’s hands. Black shirt to minimize shoulder width, the head covering works to mask the adams apple. Superb makeup either way this goes. And the look of luxuriating in the feel of the head covering. Maybe I am misreading this, not the first time by a long, long shot. Still, the intensity of the joy of the feel of the fabric is beautiful.
Those hands look like those of someone who actually does stuff with their hands, and NO they don’t look masculine at all. They are small, and her fingers are slender. She just isn’t nineteen. I don’t think that she is covering up an Adam’s apple. If she was going to dress up as a woman, but wasn’t one, why would she bother covering up for a photo? I think she looks very feminine, and the fact that you have never seen a woman’s hands that don’t look like she could do a commercial for Nivea is kind of funny!
Beautiful photo. She almost looks like she is in rapture, with the sun hitting her like that, and the blissful look on her face. What an amazing portrait. I saw a statue in Rome that was called the Rapture, in fact, and the look on the face is very similar. I can’t remember the sculptor, however.
I’m fairly sure she is a woman. I do think the public speculation, that I sometimes see on this site, about someones’ gender is pretty rude. If people can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman, I would think they would want to keep that to themselves.
Hannah, I’m sorry if my reply calling people rude sounded curt. I didn’t mean to have a go at you for wondering about someone’s gender, we all do that occasionally, I just mean that we don’ t do it so they’ ll overhear, as I’m sure you wouldn’t.
Most people have never had to think about this, but I’m tall and have heard the accidentally annoying”Can I help you sir? ……… “Thankyou madam”, but more often, outright aggressive remarks from drunken men “Can’t tell if it’s a f….n man or a f…..n woman” as if that was my problem, which it was because I thought I’d get bashed up.
I think some of the comments about “man or woman?” are like that, seeing the person as some kind of freakish other who is fair game.