I agree – I also wish I could see the colours of this shot because it seems as if her outfit could have been very bright and vibrant.
I do like the shot. It’s very interesting – her face looks serious although I imagine she could be about to burst into laughter! http://untrucoudeux.wordpress.com/
In South Africa we call this style sophiatown….one could probably google sophiatown style Johannesburg to read up more on this topic. I am amazed to see this series of pics from Jhb
..never expected it to happen and makes a refreshing change!
I’m not one to post my opinion very often, but this image is just oooozing with magic And charm And could be enough to inspire an entire book to be written. This woman… To be able to hear her talk! Now I want to head to my wardrobe And start creating todays outfit.
It’s wonderful to see photos originating from a city not often featured. The evolution of your work, Scott, has a joy to follow. The style of your subjects changes and your photographic artistry continues to advance. Location has been the one thing that has stayed fairly consistent, however. It would be great to continue to see regular features of less often traveled parts of the world — small towns and strong urban areas in less traveled countries (e.g. Lagos, Nigeria) — all of these have much to contribute and benefit from your eye beyond the oft featured Paris, Florence, Milan and New York.
I like the yoke detail….these things are $2 or so at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL. I keep thinking of stocking up because they dress up tops like you wouldn’t believe. (No, I don’t work at Vogue, just an avid shopper.)
I love the B&W when it’s obvious it should be colour – it forces me to think what it must have looked like in person but at the same time I think I appreciate a little more the crazy mixture of patterns going on – that are really fabulous. If the photo were in colour, my imagination would not be as engaged. Bravo, Scott.