Such bold colours, the blue is piercing! She (and the traffic cone!?) is an explosion of colour against that dull street backdrop. With that colour combo is anyone else seeing the national flag of Brazil!?
Think how much better this picture would be if this woman was meeting your gaze, paying full attention, smiling, being present, not distracted and half aware of her surroundings. Not saying texting is bad. It’s just a little 5 minutes ago as a fashion statement.
What I love about this picture is the cone beside her. The color echoing her ensemble, the shape mimicking her skirt. It could be argued by some that the cone is distracting, but to me, it keeps me inside the picture, reexamining all the details over and over again.
Agree with Peg about everyone being on the phone or listening to music all the time (not safe when on the street and need to have all your senses working). Like it or not, it’s part of our world now. I offered an intern $200 to give me his phone for the weekend and he couldn’t do it! This UNPAID intern could have used even $100 dollars, but – no deal. I think that says it all. I hope one day something will replace this, tho don’t think I’ll live that long, and we will recognize this as a unique part of this period in history.
This is a beautifully composed picture. The colors of her outfit, the traffic cone, and most of all her pose just grab my eye.
My only complaint is that I would love to hear more of the story of how it was made. Did she happen to be by the cone when you saw her or did you ask her to pose there? Did she come up with the fascinating angle of the foot or did you? Was the texting real or posed?
Or, am I prying into trade secrets?
Either way, Sart, it is another beautifully composed pic. Thank you.
I love bold colour blocking – something I first really noticed with the Samantha Jones character when Sex and the City first aired on HBO. She often wore bold contrasting colours like this woman here. I love that you caught the breeze inflating the back end of the skirt, highlighting its taper.