I love the movement in this shot. her hair looks like it could still be blowing in the wind. and its not so cold quite yet. and looks like she doesnt have too far to go. she isnt overly loaded down with bags. just a purse and a designtoolbox. but again my favorite thing about this shot isnt so much the outfit as it is her face, attitude, and the movement.
I love the light in this shot – it's illuminating but at the same time casts long shadows. Is this because you took it at a certain time of day? Or is it because at this time in the year, the position of the sun in the sky has changed, and thus this type of light results? I think you made a comment about similar light when you were in Sydney..(I'm a film student and curious to know lol)
I don't like the pairing of that trench with those khakis; separately, I like them. To be honest, though, I'm far more interested in the woman on the right side of the frame–great coat, great bag, great boots. I'd rather see more of her!
The contrast of her hair, and scarf, both framing her face, is very nice. Love the black nail polish. Then there's the plug for Starbucks! The photograph seems balanced with the man to her left and the woman to her right. Interesting how the blue lights are not clear on her left, but quite sharp above her head.
In contrast to the A student, this photo appears to be shot earlier in the day (coffee, coats, sewing kit). Even after taking those factors into account, this woman gets a B. She could bring her grade up by wearing longer pants in a shade that is more complimentary to her sweater and her trench coat. The trousers wash her out, especially with the longer shot.
As an ex design student, I know how incredibly hard it is to traipse around all day with an unbelievable amount of crap and still look good! She deserves many accolades! Students and heels just don't go together… heels are for when you can afford taxis.
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Fast forward to 2016: She is a designer at J. Crew. Her outfit in this photo is perfect for her future (current? this future timeline narrative is confusing me) employer. Her illustrations are also amazing!