No matter how naturally beautiful they are, some people have a very difficult time having their photo taken.  This saw this young lady sitting on a low bench at Pitti Uomo enjoying the sun, in the 10 or so frames that I shot this is the only one that she’s actually looking into the camera.  Shyness shoots very charming.


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  1. Wayde

    March 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    For such a shy girl she photographs beautifly! Truly a fashion face!

  2. ETC...

    March 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Beautiful photo! Love her hair…


  3. Huliganjetta's life style

    March 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    It’s very sad that in Moscow people do not like when they are photographed.

  4. Elisa Eymery

    March 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Aw lovely story! She looks kind, but also vibrant and cool. That deep blue knit is to-die-for.

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds

  5. Natasha Fatah

    March 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    She is beautiful! Gorgeous face!


  6. Sandra Joyce

    March 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    ….which is why it helps to be really patient when taking portraits. Sometimes it takes loads of shots before you finally get the perfect one. Beautiful!

  7. [email protected]

    March 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This is a sweet portrait shot. She is lovely and her shyness does make for a really charming expression.

  8. Taipei Style

    March 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Beautiful! For shy people, to look at the camera is a challenge, but it’s worthy!

  9. partondolly

    March 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    awwww. i’m the same way :)

    she’s stunning. i agree: the charm shines through.

  10. Jess

    March 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Beautiful girl.

  11. Alison

    March 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    So beautiful. \she has no need to be shy :)

  12. Kate

    March 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t know which I love more…the photo or your commentary.


  13. Sierra

    March 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    She is darling! I love her hair.

  14. Vasco Bettencourt

    March 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Great photo…from her face and her sensibility…

  15. Sanyika

    March 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Great pic

  16. Sanyika

    March 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  17. Sanyika Odieté

    March 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Great pic

  18. Gaby Lang

    March 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I like the contrast of her hair colour with the colour of her sweater. Beautiful Picture.

    Gaby Lang

  19. badger

    March 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    this one is the most beautiful

  20. Diana

    March 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    There is a reason why people in Moscow does not like to be photographed. Remember the history?

  21. Jo Ancarani

    March 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I see this blog for a year aprox. and´s the first time I leave a comment. This my comment of the picture: Nice contrasts and spectaculars colors (between the blue background, the natural skin and the shinny eye thanks for the sun light). I see this, as a picture that transmitted peace and equilibrium. That´s all.
    Thanks for travell around the world and show real people as you, as me. Love also Garance´s blog, you make a very cute couple!
    From CĂłrdoba Argentina. Josefina Ancarani

  22. sunday's child

    March 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    beautiful, expressive eyes!

  23. CultureShockArt

    March 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Lovely portrait.

  24. Bohemian Style

    March 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    So pretty!

  25. Liz C.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    That hair! If I only had the guts to pull that off.

  26. Tina

    March 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I love her hairstyle…lovely composition.

  27. tam

    March 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    she’s gorgeous. the blue sweater is too. but wow.

  28. The Fringes

    March 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    she has the softest eyes. like she can’t even shout at anyone. lol. sweet shot.

  29. Rosslyn

    March 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

    she certainly boasts a magnificent jawline. And agreed, a charming

  30. divadellecurve

    March 28, 2012 at 12:40 am

    natural beauty…

  31. David in Seattle

    March 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I would sure love to see the other images. She is so lovely and the commentary so heartfelt that it almost feels incomplete not being able to see the other pictures.

  32. White Perla

    March 28, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Nice, nice nice:):):)

  33. une chatte grise

    March 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

    A lovely portrait of a beautiful woman (whose discomfort with being photographed I completely sympathize with!).

  34. Miss L

    March 28, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Gorgeous portrait. The girl on the photo looks really pretty!

  35. Madara

    March 28, 2012 at 1:39 am

    But she looks so beautiful and so natural! Lovely

  36. Charlotte

    March 28, 2012 at 1:50 am

  37. Shikin Hambali

    March 28, 2012 at 2:05 am

    in this photo, she smiles & looks like Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet…

  38. modelovers

    March 28, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Her red Hair looks so great!

  39. esmeralda

    March 28, 2012 at 2:17 am

    this haircut suits her face shape perfectly! The hair dresser she goes to must be a good one!
    but her eyebrows: I think she should either leave them thick or tweeze them properly.
    If the eyebrows would be well formed, they would add even more expression to her face, she is still very pretty though and doesn’t need to be shy xx

  40. Veronica

    March 28, 2012 at 2:43 am

    She shouldn’t be so shy, she looks beautiful! love the haircut as well

  41. dragon fruit

    March 28, 2012 at 2:44 am

    so charming! she’s beautiful.

  42. Blackwhitetaffy

    March 28, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I love the photo she looks beautiful


  43. Kat

    March 28, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Love the hair coloring!

  44. Debbie T

    March 28, 2012 at 3:16 am

    A beautiful, wide-open face. Her warmth and humility emanate…

  45. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 28, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Super COOL pic…lovely face and so nice haircut and colour =)

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

  46. chiya

    March 28, 2012 at 3:34 am

    so lovely and gorgeous. love it!!!

  47. Elena

    March 28, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Beautiful! Love the colours.

  48. irene

    March 28, 2012 at 3:40 am

  49. Anna-Lea Haass

    March 28, 2012 at 3:42 am

    What a fashion face! She is absolutely gorgeous. The colour combinations are vibrant!
    Congrats to this amazing shot!

  50. Anna

    March 28, 2012 at 3:46 am

    super beautiful face, and her hair… at least you got one cool pic!

  51. style-xyz

    March 28, 2012 at 3:52 am

    great colors, and she looks so cute!

  52. Johnny

    March 28, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Glad that you were able to take a 1 good shot out of 10 because she’s so cute

  53. Danny Turnbull

    March 28, 2012 at 4:14 am

    can’t really see the clothes, but nice face though.

  54. peter

    March 28, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Love the red hair and her relaxed look makes her stylish I think

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  55. StreetLounge

    March 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Very nice, you should take more pictures of her! :)

  56. Alice

    March 28, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I love her hair!

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  57. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

  58. deep

    March 28, 2012 at 4:44 am

    definately worth a fashion shoot.amazingly shy and beautiful.

  59. macfer

    March 28, 2012 at 4:53 am

  60. Laura

    March 28, 2012 at 4:58 am

  61. Ahka Vintage

    March 28, 2012 at 5:07 am

    But it’s so nice when you do capture that moment – it makes it a little more special I think.
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  62. Mary

    March 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

    she is so beautiful and charming!

  63. Stylosophism

    March 28, 2012 at 5:45 am

    I love her smile. The trade off between natural beauty and make up beauty is not always so big

  64. Tanya Sachdev

    March 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

    so naive and yet so beautiful..sometime life is a sudden capture.

  65. James

    March 28, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Do you have other pics of her? Will be nice…

  66. Leonor

    March 28, 2012 at 7:23 am

    so sweet! very charming indeed!


  67. Simbarashe

    March 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

    She should be on television.

  68. antique engagement rings

    March 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

    She’s lovely!

  69. Mica

    March 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Such a beautiful portrait, lovely!

  70. Voza

    March 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I have been thinking a lot about how disturbing is for me to see people knowing they are having their photographs taken and dare not to see the camera, when their body language expresses a different idea. It doesn’t look good to me, specially when they are taking their own pictures themselves. This is quite common in ego-bloggers and sometimeswe can also find it in here. I like the honesty of this picture showing a lady who was asked before taking her pictures, sometimes the pictures cry out loud they have been staged in some way which is not for me the ideal of the Street Images.

  71. Elisabeth

    March 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

    It would not have been the same without that beautiful blue background

  72. E

    March 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

    She’s absolutely gorgeous.

  73. An Maliq

    March 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Stunning natural beauty!

  74. skyecat

    March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    she is lovely!

  75. LIZPR

    March 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    This girl is absolutely beautiful and unaware of it, which makes her more beautiful.

  76. cyrus pavel

    March 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

    There’s so much beauty in her face. Her eyes are sad but so beautiful, and her lips, divine.

  77. Russ

    March 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Share the shy shots. Please & thanks.

  78. Stefan

    March 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Wonderful, please more pics of her!!!!

  79. carme

    March 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    nice & calm, which is worth nowadays

  80. Monique W

    March 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful! :)

  81. Eva

    March 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Gorgeous face and that hair fits her so well!

  82. Nhlanhla

    March 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    She is not too concerned about her looks, calm, very calm, all the more radiant!

  83. Aga's suitcase

    March 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Great hair-do

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  84. Anna-Lea Haass

    March 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Gorgeous girl ! Amazing photo !

  85. tallulah

    March 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    An adorable, beautiful little pixie!

  86. Kim

    March 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    What a lovely young woman! That haircut really showcases her beautiful features. And as someone who absolutely hates having her photo taken (but loves seeing photos of others), I have a special affinity for her.

  87. Jane Alisa

    March 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Great story and what a beauty.

  88. stylefootprints

    March 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

  89. Bob

    March 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    she’s quite pretty and the blue knit is a nice color with the red hair and blue sky.


  90. erica

    March 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    glorious…and relatable

  91. clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

    A nice photo…. so sweet!

  92. SmilingStyle

    March 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

  93. Womens Clothing Online

    March 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Nice photo! She is so so pretty! Great hair!

  94. Kimberly

    March 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    beautiful capture. you can see the essence of her.

  95. koolphoto

    March 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

  96. matteo

    March 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    she is my girl friend…don’t look her..ahahahahahha

  97. Cece

    March 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Hopefully, she now realizes just how beautiful she IS.

  98. David in Seattle

    March 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I am kind of haunted by this girl. I keep coming back to look at the picture again and again. So serene and beautiful. I can’t get her out of my head.

  99. Eliza

    April 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Stunning! So feminine and soft, yet strong all at once.

  100. Maria

    April 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm


  101. Roseanne

    April 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    she is so pretty!I guess everyone is camera shy.x

  102. Carla

    April 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    A natural smile ! Taht’s why it touches the viewer.

  103. Amanda

    April 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Que linda!

  104. the nanana

    April 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, so pretty girl ! Although it’s difficult to take photo of shy girl, it’s totally worth it. It’s so real and so beautiful.

  105. sarah

    April 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    on of the most beautiful girl i’ve ever seen! lovely haircut!

  106. J.S.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    This picture simultaneously fills and breaks my heart every time I look at it. Absolutely breathtaking….

  107. Ambra

    May 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The minute I scrolled down and this beautiful young woman I thought ‘darn, if I had a modelling agency today I would sign her’. That is beauty, clean and fresh.

  108. raph

    May 22, 2012 at 5:09 am

    ouahou… she’s perfect.. fresh beauty, I love her smile!!

  109. Patrick

    June 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I can’t stop studying her face. I want to see the other pictures you took of her. She’s beautiful.

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