I LOVE this – she seems to have a look in her eye that says ,"One day I'm going to be admired by thousands…How or when I don't know…but ONE day." p.s. Love the sepia tones, but this is the first vintage photo you've posted where I'd love to see it in colour too!
Like so many others here, I have really enjoyed looking at the images from this photo contest. I wonder if one of the crucial elements which make these personal photos so compelling is the genuine affection of the photographer regarding their subject. This gaze of the photographer seems to bring out something honest and unguarded in the men and women captured. The best portraits really resonate emotionally like these – I think many of your photos have this quality too.
This is a great photo. Thank you for continuing to post these vintage photos. It is interesting that this was considered an "outrageous" swimsuit even in 1928.
This photo reminds me of the very charming Esther Williams film "The Million Dollar Mermaid," in which Williams plays real-life swimming legend and pioneering feminist icon Annette Kellerman. Kellerman was actually arrested in 1907 for wearing a one piece swimsuit that showed her legs and was put on trial! She thereupon invented a one-piece bodysuit that covered her legs as well, and the judge approved it as being within the bounds of public morality. Within a few years though, swimsuits such as this one that showed the legs became acceptable (Kellerman even sold a line of them called "Kellermans"), and you would see them frequently in films of the 1920s. Anyway, photos like this are an interesting reminder of that era.
its not often enough that you come across a slender figure with elongated legs and a narrow waste, who is not impacted by the severe fashion world we are influenced today. You can see how healthy she is, it is really refreshing.
Such a classic hairstyle, it makes her appear quite sophisticated, particularly for an 18 year old, a lovely wish would be to bring back this era.
maybe on my next birthday… lovely to et a glimpse of what inspires you, you have wonderful taste
first of all, the yellowish colour theme in this photo give it a lot of depth and put a old menory mood right on. second, her posture so elegant that even should not be mentioned since too obvious, it is her very neat hair that hold my eyes, and those eyes, confident and welcoming, or proud and privite.
this photo keep me thinking of the song"cry me a river"
We have to thank Maurizia for her beautiful body, we have to thank you for publishing this picture and, of course, San Remo, my awesome city! You should come here, then, and see what changed here!! A.Stefano