Wow, how inspiring ! That intense light effect ! You really tend to catch the right moment since a few weeks. I mean, you did before, but there we have more and more amazingly interesting photographs, that are visualy powerfull, more than just vashion reviews. And this character is, well, very strong. I hope what I said makes sens in english.
Wow! This is the first picture that prompted me to actually comment. I love all your pictures but there’s something about the attitude and the light and the whole composition that just knocked me breathless. Gorgeous!
She looks like everything my father forbade me to look like in the early 70′s when I plucked my eyebrows at the young age of thirteen to near oblivion as done by this woman in this photograph. Even her chin up no makeup rebellious pose was part of what was deemed inappropriate lest you be taken for some sort of street thug urchin. When I first saw the photograph I laughed out of sheer recognition. How curious that I should find what looks like a 70′s East Los Angeles chola queen in training posted to “The Sartorialist” as inspiration. On Fifth Avenue in good lighting no less.
Many girls in my neighborhood are shaving off their eyebrows with these razors that are sold near the cash register of just about every dollar store. Shaving your eyebrows makes it easier to pencil them in. I think my mom did the same back in the 50′s!
This is amazing, I actually met this girl a couple of weeks ago and she’s a very nice and sweet person to talk to, it was nice to find someone like that in these my first few months in this city.
Btw: her eyebrows are simply beautiful
How funny all the comments; no one sees the cultural factors this photo represents. Growing up, all the very tough, gang-allied young women in East LA shaved their eyebrows and wore boys’ clothing. They were after an iconic look that spoke of their past, their identities and their willingness to scoff at authority and convention. While this photo made me smile in recognition, it also startled me to realize that societal conditions for our urban women of color have not changed from 1965.