I bought this book ,Another London, solely based on this image.

It blew me away, so simple and yet so powerful.

The hair, the posture, the knit, the cassette recorder!

It reminds me that sometimes what seems ordinary today could seem extraordinary tomorrow.


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  1. Manobeina

    May 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    STUNNING, her posture and hands are evrything to me

    much love from NYC


  2. irene

    May 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  3. Reptilia

    May 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I agree with you! This image is magic!



  4. anna

    May 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Ordinary things usually remain ..ordinary. Only miraculously a few become extraordinary.

  5. Gian Luca M

    May 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    vintage…elegant…I Like!

    Gian Luca M


  6. Monsieur Marcel

    May 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    The photo with the man in the top hat is by Robert Frank.

    Long live cassettes!

  7. Eva

    May 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Totally understand why you love this photo, beautiful


  8. FripperyVintage

    May 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Amazing, very powerful images.

  9. The Stel Style

    May 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Really nice pictures


  10. Simbarashe

    May 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Positively fantastic image.

  11. Thesquisseur

    May 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Simple yet strong.

  12. Nancy

    May 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    She looks like a young Madonna before she became MADONNA

  13. ladyofletters

    May 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    gotta be Bank, right?

  14. Laura

    May 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    That’s why I love photography so much!


  15. Daniel Chao

    May 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Your last sentence gets me every time… Ain’t that the truth.

  16. milexm

    May 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    The photo inspired my next look.

  17. Erica

    May 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Yep, great photo


  18. nerline

    May 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Or extraordinary yesterday! I love your work, especially the ones about NY. Thank you.

  19. Lebo

    May 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Beautiful ……

  20. sybil

    May 8, 2013 at 3:41 am

    I remember recording songs from the radio with my casette player, trying to avoid background noise!
    Wow, nostalgia…

  21. LesFleurs

    May 8, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Young, poor and proud as she could afford to be then.
    Picturesque now.

  22. Namrata

    May 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I agree. Isnt it always the case? That what is ordinary today seems extraordinary tomorrow?


  23. Sarah

    May 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

    That was an inspiring comment – thanks!

  24. Wibi Udayana

    May 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Is it just me or does she look like a worried Anna Faris?

  25. Marla Martenson

    May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Awesome photo. Makes you want to know her and what she is going through.

  26. Maz

    May 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I think with that look, she would have been part of the Rockabilly scene that was happening in London 70/80s. They were a stylish gang.

  27. Jillian

    May 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I tried something like this with my hair the other day and my coworker told me it was ridiculous. Definitely trying it again!!

  28. nathalia

    May 9, 2013 at 12:20 am

    such beautiful images!
    makes me wanna jump into them to live that moment.
    thanks for sharing. :)

  29. Elena + deco

    May 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Well said, I will quote your last sentence if you don’t mind.

  30. Elena + deco

    May 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    What strikes me, it is the semplicity of her look. She is naturally beautiful and annoyed. At that time, women didn’t need to be too polished, what counted was their personality, their ideas, their anger. I went out last night for a drink in posh bar and there were plenty of beautiful young girls with too much of everything. Not needed, beauty is in your eyes.

  31. Poi Austria

    May 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Simple, clean and fabulous gallery/slider. Is there any chance I can have this kind of gallery? I’d love to make this kind of gallery/slider for my blog. :)

  32. Camille

    May 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Love it!

  33. voulavous

    May 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    i needed to read this post and be reminded of this. total inspiration for my upcoming trip to london. thanks.

  34. twinsissa

    May 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I want to dress like the girl with the cassette player

  35. Victoria

    May 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    That is a wary London- “what do YOU want ” – frown, for sure!

  36. Paula

    May 19, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Gorgeous–love her fierce expression. This is perfection right here!

  37. Alex

    May 26, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Photographer was Al Vandenberg, you should check out his other work, the rest of it is rather beautiful aswel!

  38. vero

    May 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    maybe its not the hair, the posture, the knit nor the cassette recorder. Maybe its just the woman

  39. Scott

    July 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    The expression really makes this work.

  40. Jason

    June 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Pretty young girl standing on the edge of a cliff.

  41. Lisa Marie Magoch

    January 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Of all the photos, this is the first I clicked on. She looked like she could have been a friend back in the day– or a girl of today, except for the recorder. She is timeless. Would love to know where she is today.

  42. Glamourdaze

    May 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Ok, it was the cassette recorder that got my eye. I had the one by Phillips that looked really similiar. When was this fab photo taken I wonder, late 1970s

  43. Anna

    February 16, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    The original badass.

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