She’s very sexy. And THAT’S the point. Agree. We cannot have sex appeal on display in this manner (though I’m guessing this particular example was just for the photo shoot?!)… then complain from appalling people behavior!
No, its not just for the photo, and no extreme youth is needed to wear aperfectly decent bathing suit in public. I see people wear swim suits on their lawns in public streets, in parks, and anywhere else they feel like catching a nice bit of sun. Everything is covered. And if you think wearing a swim suit somehow excuses bad behavior towards anyone then I suggest you examine that thought. It does not fall on a woman or a man to contro the actions of others regardless of what they wear, and bathingsuits are not inappropriate, nor even tacky. She isn’t wearing it to a board meeting, but to a park.
It would be inapropriate in a public park in Australia too unless lots of other people were doing the same. Bikini-wearing and barring all is for the beach or in a more private venue. Lovely shots though.
Such a lush and beautiful shot…
And, I thought the same at first about the bikini in the park, but I thought about it for a moment and changed my mind. This is a beautiful girl reveling in her youth. I’m glad she’s enjoying it and has the confidence to be herself in a public place. Perhaps if we truly and deeply … and fully reveled in our youthful beauty then we wouldn’t be so attached to it when the seasons of life change.
If possible, can you share with us what your focus is these days? At one point, I would’ve easily dubbed your site as a purely fashion/style site. However, the stuff you post these days is a strong departure from the content that you posted 2 yrs ago or so. More and more I feel like your shots are about capturing arbitrary subjects and the play/manipulation of lightâ€¦.photography for the sake of photography. As members of your visual audience it would be nice if we could have some insight on the creative/evolutionary journey that you are on. Is this still a site about “real” street style? Has the ubiquitous nature/presence of street style bloggers changed the way you view people/personal style or how you select subjects? Can you clue us in?
I’ve also been wondering about the new direction of your blog–but on a different matter. Your photos are often more than simple acknowledgements of an individual’s style, serving instead as templates for deeper inquiries into an individual’s self-presentation. However, lately I’ve found myself wondering if the type of self-presentation you’ve shown us in many of your photos is coming from the same place (for example, in your photos from Bali). I would certainly be interested in your opinion of how these sets of photographs differ for you—and why you think ultimately they belong together.
LOL, you guys in the comments section who think this is inappropriate are kidding, right? When summer hits central Europe, are parks are full of topless people sunbathing. Because who in the world cares, that’s what a park is for. Be glad (or sorry) she kept the top on ;).
the photo is beautiful she is beautiful..that said…..of all parks….how did u approach her…it reminds me of when u took the photo of of a young girl in Morocco …which i found something u just don’t do..
Beautiful photographs. I don’t really like her bikini, but it is thought provocing why I think the nude schades work in some type of clothes and material and not so mch in others. In the first pic it looks almost like a laundry mishap. Can nude be too nude?
Unless this park is specifically a sun bathing location it’s a really narcisist picture, a trait I absolutely loath. The lighting and overall exposure of the picture is very nice as Scott’s photos typically are, I’m just distracted by this young women doing waaaay to much. However it’s becoming the way of the world these days and I hate it.
I feel compelled to say lighten up folks! She’s relaxing, being herself and she has nothing to be as shamed of — besides, it’s none of our business!! It’s a beautiful girl, two beautiful shots and I’ve loved The Sartorialist for years and years, haven’t been disappointed yet. Positivity!! :) :)
On the beach with a bunch of girlfriends, yes….But alone in Tompkins Square Park…a startling vision. Like seeing a fawn on the subway. Very vulnerable. I understand girls run around naked in European parks but in America it is not necessarily safe….and it has nothing to do with being puritanical.
I love the image of the faun on the subway – it suits the photographs perfectly, right down to the dappled light and the colour (or lack thereof) of the girl. And I agree with the comment. There really is something almost too vulnerable about her there.
I love this because I remember in the 80′s when Tompkins
Sq Park was filled with dope dealers, thieves and tough homeless people.
She is in a bikini and sunning on a blanket there, haha! How life changes is so beautiful.