People of any age are capable of dressing well, aren’t they! I would prefer a million times over to see real skin than air-brushing/botox/cosmetically enhanced faces.
And those slides look like fine leather.
This woman is perfection. A welcome change from the sometimes overwhelmingly optimistic and self-satisfied attitude of youth. I wonder who she is. My aging years are just ahead of me, and this picture gives me hope.
I love this photo, Scott. I’m loving the sandals, too. (Very ”in” for the coming Australian summer). And yes, Cortona is a fabulous place. I’ve holidayed there a couple of times and it IS truly a magical blend of the old world and the new.
Ciao ciao, L. xx
Looks like a face of stoic calm and self-presence – the type of direct gaze that one has after taking in the world and has lived through all ranges of emotional experience. (it’s lovely dreaming up stories behind the expressions and body language of these subjects. I wonder what the precursor is to the actual taking of the image.)
She done something right there that surely has a meaning, she gives a quirky kind of feeling that I just couldn’t explain. She has a strange style and her expression is just so mysterious..I wonder why.
Xoxo, http://www.hersatisfashion.com â™¡
I lived in Cortona for a few months, and it was the most wonderful summer of my life. The whole town is filled with these amazing nonas (who incidentally have incredible calves, because hill town). Thanks for featuring one of my favorite places in the whole world!
You have made a very nice and yet poignant portrait of Mrs. Zampagni. She is recently widowed and a native Cortonese woman who immigrated to Australia and after returned home to retire. She is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the loss of her husband. She can be a bit confused as to what sesason it is thus, her rather mismatched wardrobe choices. She is an interesting and plucky woman who has fiercely refused to go back to Australia to live with her children. Now you have a more complete picture.