Interesting and slightly weird–the combination of the large, androgynous head (which could be the model for a classical statue of a youth) with the more petite, feminine figure/dress. And then the proud cool gaze. Arresting.
This is so nice, as a wearable outfit and as an artistic composition. The graphic blacks of the bench, gate, and building echo the blacks in her dress, sandals, and hair. She looks cool, comfortable, and colorful in a simple dress, sandals, elegant hair, and no obvious makeup.
Yes, the dress was Marc Jacobs two years ago, then Forever 21 knocked it off to perfection a year later, I know b/c I examined both closely and bought F21 version for $20. It never fails to elicit joyful comments. It's the perfect dress particularly here in Austin where it's 2000 degrees every day.
Love the outfit and shoes, The haircut doesn't do her justice. She has a lovely swan's neck and beautiful eyes, but her ears are set a bit too low for this cut. I think down to her shoulders would have been much more appropriate. Her bone structure is elegant and her hair thick enough to carry a longer and more flattering cut. Beautiful face!
I love her expression and her shoes are cute, the background is great (matching with her expression, and that little chain below her is amazing in terms of detail!), but I feel like her dress is incredibly ordinary.
The bright color pops pretty nicely in front of the gray. :)
The brightly colored dress juxtaposed with this woman's masculine features is fabulous and creates such an androgynistic vision! I absolutely love that you captured the chain securing the bench as well, it contributes to the masculinity and power of the photograph.
I'm glad 2 other people noticed the chain on the bench… It totally changed the mood of the shot for me. It seems to match her expression. I get this feeling of "Relax, but not too much".
The picture seems to hold the contradiction well… a comfortable place to sit but locked in place with heavy chain and a relaxed pose and playful dress but very reserved, almost stern look on her face. You could write a whole character from this one shot… which is why I love this blog ;)