I was just searching through all my favorite street-style blogs for something that didn’t have leather, spikes, heels, or printed pants. I’m so sick of the over-done look. This is a breath of fresh air. Good elements, but not showy.
Such a COOL picture…and I mean it literally…I can ALMOST feel the breeze myself! Love the heavy ironwork of the fence, and the contrast of her casually irreverent look propped against a church…powerful!
That’s actually why I find this photo kind of heartbreaking… she’s surrounded by that beauty, but instead of connecting to and being transported by it, she’s pausing to be absorbed in a screen. (I’d also comment on how the photo also works as a brilliant visual metaphor for turning one’s back on actual social issues to focus on “social media,” but that would be cranky.)
Or more likely…she has probably seen that same fence post a million times and has no need to stare at it again. I could also say that when well meaning but otherwise unexceptional people start paying attention to social issues they act with their heart rather then their head and usually make things worse. As the naggy lady from “the Simpsons” so wonderfully put it; “But think of the children..”
I am wonderfully distracted by the background : the heavy wrought iron fence and the beautiful church stones but mostly, I am intrigued by the board’s announcement (What now ? Marriage equality for Presbyterians and everyone else) ???
By the way, I had a great time reading all the yesterday’s comments about “flip-flops”. Such passion !
The scene is nice and I like the way she stands and is doing her thing. Only thing I would change is the fact that she’s standing with a dark coat in front of a dark background …she blends in too much. That coat deserve a bit more attention in my opinion.
Nevertheless, good photograph Scott. Still inspirational;)