It is funny how people resemble their dogs in some ways. In this case, both the dog and the woman are extremely skinny. What I get from this picture is the sense of the world waking up. The light shinning on the woman is of an early morning fresh kind.
I couldn’t agree more. I go for long walks in “dog parks” (I don’t even have a dog) simply to look at people and their doppleganger canines.
That’s not to say this woman looks like a dog though (she has a lovely back!) The Lovelorn
A beautiful shot. Great to see a healthy muscled back with no tattoos. The suggestion that she is too thin is interesting in the context of the vintage photos; years ago this figure would have been quite unremarkable, but the population in general has got unhealthily larger so the slender stand out more. Perhaps a shift of attitude from looks to health would help
I don’t totally agree with what you’re saying. While obesity has increased, so has anorexia and the idea of the perfect body has shifted from healthy to skinny. Sure I’m as tired as you are of seeing “eat a hamburger” under pictures of slender models but at the same time constantly placing underweight individuals on the covers of blogs and magazines is a big issue. I personally think this woman is very thin. But who knows, maybe it’s natural, maybe it’s not.
I am absolutely not advocating that the seriously underweight are good role models, but that we should all focus on the healthy range for our body structure. With more than 60% overweight in developed countries we cannot deny that the health implications for both individuals and health systems are in crisis. The rise in anorexia (which has always existed, read the lives of the early saints) is also concerning, but the scale of the problem is smaller. My point is that this beautiful back, on which I see muscles not ribs, belongs to a figure which would have been less unusual 20 or 30 years ago
Actually, if the trends continue we will be up to fifty percent obesity in the year 2030. As it is, we are very near 30 percent.If you count men and women. If you just count women, then we are up to nearly fifty percent obesity now. Anorexia counts for something like .05 percent of the population. So comparing them is rather absurd in my eyes.
But my real question is this; Remember how Scott said, in a complimentary way something about the blogger Angelica being “curvy” and everyone went nuts? How is it that people can’t call someone curvy, but the same people will make rude, derogatory observations about a slender person with absolutely no hesitation, and thats perfectly acceptable? Its ok to say someone is “too skinny”, which is extremely negative, but its ok to say someone “is curvy” which is basically a compliment?
you have found a fashionable person in nyc before noon!!! wow, not that easy to spot them before the clock strikes 12! and i love the fact that you can see that this lady is a true new yorker! it looks just right! i love wondering through the streets of nyc in the morning, the light is perfect and it is pretty calm, perfect timing to get yourself a fresh cup of coffee! oh BTW, I think the lightning in your photos is always perfect, i am an amateur, but i keep on staring at your photos because of the light! not many people can catch the light like you do
Very first thought, she’s back from a night at the clubs and walking pooch before hitting the sack herself. But are people still doing the clubs like 30 yrs ago? So maybe she’s dressed for exercise class on a hot NYC morning.