This picture is probably in my top favorites from this site (and I’ve been following for several years!). As other commenters have pointed out, I love how the colors between her outfit (which is amazing on its own!) and the graffiti harmonize, while simultaneously bringing in references to such different worlds! Very subtle, clever, and beautiful. And very New York (at least, my west coast idea of it).
Do you know that in Toronto, the city counsellors passed a bill to make us get rid of the graffiti in our alleyways? We were instructed to paint over garage doors, &c., or be heavily fined. Of course, none of us residents minded the graffiti. There was nothing pornographic or offensive. It was just colorful.
And could they not see that we were just providing a blank canvas for more grafitti which we should again have to cover?
And by the way, the city has appointed gov’t approved grafitti artists, which to me is a contradiction in terms. Gov’t approved graffiti is surely propaganda.
My husband and I are fighting it but seem to be the only ones so far. Fight the state in our lives, we say. Whereas people now seem always to want the state in their lives.
I like everything she wears, expecially the dress and the turban: she element that more catches the eye is a colour, that bright red. The urban background is a perfect completion. The entire shoot represents what really mean the American concept “melting pot” about different cultures.