Stills V3

April 23, 2012

the need for a hair-do is dubious

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:04




  1. Yet again John I’m in awe of your apparent confidence to photograph complete strangers in this way. Though of course I am making the assumption that this person is not familiar to you.

    I feel the image is well seen and composed, but the bit that I find captivating, strangely enough, is her reflection. Of course it’s to do with relative positions, but there’s something about the way that it is “behind” (if you see what I mean) the opaque notice in the window that gets me thinking.

    I’m also wondering if the title is in some way connected to the middle model.

    Comment by cgcooke — April 24, 2012 @ 11:18

  2. Thanks Chris – no, not known. The title is more general and directed at the fact that her hair seems fine so why spend an awful lot to make it worse?!!

    Comment by zavaell — April 25, 2012 @ 07:01

    • Yes John, that’s exactly the kind of thinking with regards to the central model.

      By the way, for an encore can you now produce a shot, from the opposite direction, with her appearing to make eye contact with the right hand model?

      Comment by cgcooke — April 26, 2012 @ 00:19

  3. You’ve certainly put your opinion into the titile. Nicely contratsed by the apparantly judgemental expressions from the models. Indeed, shows a photographic confidence I seem to lack.

    Comment by doonster — April 25, 2012 @ 13:03

  4. I’ll go back to Soho Chris but cannot guarantee anything!

    Comment by zavaell — April 26, 2012 @ 06:39

  5. The composition is completed by the reflection in the window.

    Comment by Rex — April 28, 2012 @ 21:07

  6. There is an interesting contrast between the, similarly fine haired, unreal and very confident models pictured in the window and the very real appearance of the young woman – made more so by her reflection, which appears to reveal more vulnerability than the direct image.

    Again, your confidence in making this picture is impressive!

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 21:32

    • Actually, should have said that I really like the line of the street buildings falling away behind her. A nice colour and texture contrast to the shop window.

      Comment by sojournerphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 21:33

  7. Thnaks for comments everyone.

    Mike – one of the things I enjoy in street photography is the line of the street!

    Comment by zavaell — May 2, 2012 @ 06:56

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