Thursday, June 1, 2017

On the Street…East Village, New York

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  1. RJH de la Haye

    June 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    can’t figure out of I see a nose ring piercing?

    • Erica

      June 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      I was wondering what I thought about this photo and that, my friend, was the furthest thing from my mind. Made me laugh.

      • Maria

        June 5, 2017 at 7:35 am

        Erica, you are so correct, it made me laugh. I pondered this photo for a long time, and wondering about the nose ring was about the furthest thing from my mind as well.

      • Charikleia

        June 6, 2017 at 4:18 am

        So very true! I did try to spot that infamous ring though but either am blind or stupid

        • Sara

          June 6, 2017 at 11:28 am

          You’re simply blind. Don’t worry.

    • lindsey

      June 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      this looks is just bizarre! what is this?

      http://www.shopopal.com

  2. Belle

    June 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing cheek bones!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

  3. Mireia

    June 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  4. Janea

    June 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    This photo brings up so many questions my mind. What is the mirror for? And what a beautiful mix of strong and soft features.
    http://theSTYLEtti.com

  5. blogoratti

    June 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Strange outfit. Only makes it more unique I believe.

  6. steve

    June 1, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I sense sadness.

    • carole

      June 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      i agree.

    • Alessandro

      June 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      I sense something far sadder and less useful than sadness. By all means, everyone can and should wear what they like. But, just a the original man in the mirror, everyone should be prepared to take the inevitable and justified mockery. This androgynous trend might be interesting as a psychological case study, but hardly as style.

  7. Lawrence Hitz

    June 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Black hair, chiseled face, pale white skin, black pants, white shoes and then a bokek blast of N Y cab yellow. What a fine combination of seasoning to produce a great visual dish! The mirror is a fine art prize of completion to the photograph.

  8. Cathy

    June 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    What a beautiful portrait. He looks vulnerable but at the same time he seems to want to stand out. And the mirror…

  9. une chatte grise

    June 2, 2017 at 12:35 am

    What a beautiful person!
    And those pants, which are usually kind of awful, look wonderful here.

  10. sharon

    June 2, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Beautiful skin, I wish I could correct their posture but then I am an osteopath and can’t help myself lol. I would posteriorise the head over the lovely shoulders.

  11. Mis perlas de moda

    June 2, 2017 at 2:54 am

  12. elsie

    June 2, 2017 at 5:26 am

    this picture is so moving. the mirror, the gender… extremely contemporary and absolutely timeless topics are represented in this image. thanks !

  13. Dax

    June 2, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Wearing a mirror is the ultimate selfie!

  14. Lanie

    June 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Hello Gorgeous!

  15. emilja

    June 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Moana

  16. Mario

    June 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  17. Obat kencing nanah dan sipilis ampuh

    June 3, 2017 at 12:26 am

    The skin is smooth and beautiful.

  18. jc

    June 3, 2017 at 10:48 am

    He probable could be sensational a couple of miles south, around Mott and Bayard St.

  19. Lisa Mery

    June 5, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Could you please let me know what is going on?

  20. stelina

    June 5, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Venus with a mirror… or Cupid, whatever….
    https://www.theitalianglam.com/

  21. super mario world

    June 5, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Beautiful skin, I wish I could correct their posture but then I am an osteopath and can’t help myself lol. I would posteriorise the head over the lovely shoulders.

  22. Martine

    June 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    What reason could a man have for wearing a halter ?

    • Emma

      June 6, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Because he likes them ? Do you need any other reason ?

      If you write
      What reason could a woman have for wearing a tuxedo ? You se the absence of relevance of your question ?

      This is just because now men haven’t explored women’s attire due to lingering sexism.

    • Sabrina

      June 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

      This immediately made me think of American Indian men in their chest protection/adornment, which look very much like halters – I wonder if perhaps this is where this young man was going with this fashion choice?

  23. Rebecca

    June 5, 2017 at 10:06 am

    So beautiful!! I love that she is holding a mirror in this picture!

    • Laurie

      June 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Seriously? The essence of this shot is transformation or the desperate wish for.

      • Sabrina

        June 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

        Laurie it’s quite unkind how you’ve responded to Rebecca’s positive post; how is it possible that you feel that you’ve nailed the “essence” of this shot? We all of us are allowed our own interpretations and feelings.

        • Laurie

          June 10, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          My apologies Rebecca and Sabrina. This is a powerful capture one not of beauty but of struggle. The motion of dragging the mirror home to view what they are becoming…the sadness, void of expression yet moving forward. As commented in replies above, the nose ring (slave/twitch) suggests control and I pray that this person is of their own free will.

          • Mtti

            June 14, 2017 at 1:26 am

            Must be nice to read your own baseless meanings into every single thing you see, Lauri. To claim you can get the ‘essence’ of what is happening, a factual ‘essence’, is absurd. This is a street snap, not an artist’s posed studio concept.

            “Struggle? Sadness? Pray for them? Free will?”…what?

            Maybe…oh, I dunno…they bought a mirror on craigslist for their apartment and they’re waiting for a cab. They don’t need you to ‘pray for them.’

          • Betsy

            June 17, 2017 at 6:59 pm

            Laurie,

            Your post was beautiful. Prayers are always welcome.

            To those who disagree, get a little older and you will understand.

  24. Name*

    June 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Madam butterfly

  25. Mora

    June 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Madame Butterfly

  26. Barb

    June 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    My first thought was Neanderthal.

  27. Otherlaurie

    June 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I too was arrested by this shot. Another view of a genderless world. Very beautiful it is too.

  28. Monsieur Marcel

    June 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Holds a mirror up to society.

    • une chatte grise

      June 8, 2017 at 3:58 am

      Well said, sir. (As usual.)

      • Monsieur Marcel

        June 8, 2017 at 9:41 pm

        Thanks. For years I’ve loved reading your comments.

  29. Honda Kim Thanh

    June 7, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Exciting

  30. Jonathan

    June 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Does anyone know who this person is? They seem very interesting, and I’m wondering if they are famous, or simply unique and arresting in their anonymity. Great photograph.

    • Aaron

      July 14, 2017 at 12:41 am

      This is my friend Martyr…she’s a musician/performer and style icon and brand ambassador for the new brand (S)he’s Not Me….you can find her instagram @m.rtyr
      She’s a very lovely, outgoing and friendly person and full of love <3

  31. Jessie

    June 8, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Such a beautiful and elegant person. The way the outfit defies traditional rules makes it so intriguing and striking. Love it!

  32. Anthony

    June 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    The trousers are great and the loose posture is really nice. A little vulnerability never harmed anyone. A mirror that conceals-now that’s a winner.

  33. rick

    June 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Someone needs to let him know that they make pocket sized mirrors now.

  34. Imgoog

    June 10, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Mirror mirror on the hand, who’s the coolest of them all.

  35. Pippi Hepburn

    June 11, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Old school NYC. You would see someone like him daily and no one would laugh because he’s true NYC character. I love his boldness to wear that top but he still is a little shy to be looked at. Beautiful boy and wonderful photo. And the mirror just adds mystery. Found on the street, given by a friend moving having to get rid of stuff, bought at flea market?

  36. Jeremy

    June 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    He appears to be wearing a “dudou”, a traditional Chinese undergarment. A little bizarre, but whatever rocks your boat!

  37. steve

    June 13, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Good call Jeremy…

  38. alice

    June 15, 2017 at 10:41 am

    gaugin.

  39. Sửa chữa nhà

    June 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Very nice photo!!! Cool and simple. Love him dress ^^!

  40. obat wasir

    June 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Old school NYC. You would see someone like him daily and no one would laugh because he’s true NYC character. I love his boldness to wear that top but he still is a little shy to be looked at. Beautiful boy and wonderful photo. And the mirror just adds mystery. Found on the street, given by a friend moving having to get rid of stuff, bought at flea market?

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