Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Coco Chanel and Liberace, one eternally elegant, the latter fabulously flamboyant and thanks to an audaciously passionate wife & husband team, forever the twain shall meet!
I liked how cool and fresh she looked although she had just finished work, it was a hot day and she was running errands.
...I'm a bit of a late bloomer... when it comes to asking people if I can photograph them! This girl had already skipped way past me when I decided to ask. I'm not shy, could never be accused of lacking confidence but this is a bit unnerving.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Amongst other things, she hosts 'A Velvet Affair', a monthly burlesque event and damn she's good! Smart, sassy, witty and sexy. And a favourite with 'The Sartorialist'!
...actually, all the performers (Holly J'Adoll, Tasia, Lulu) were exceptional.
'A Velvet Affair' has recently moved velvet venues and has found a different calibre of performers. Exceptional, talented, suitably dramatic, coquettish, theatrical, sensual women, their beauty secondary to their performance... could have done without the token 'boylesque' though... burlesque is fun, funny, coy but not a joke.
I really have to get the hang of photographing strangers. I think this is a good shot, wasn't allowed to photograph the performers but I did photograph other guests...alas, my attempt at taking 'nonchalant', non posed photos resulted in non usable photos. :(
...that's annoying because I photographed a very cool man called David (partner of one of the performers). Half way through a conversation, turned out that we all knew each other! Big city, small world.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A friend of a friend, she was a bit surprised when I asked her if I could take pics! I like how her [Coach] bag's pattern coordinated with the pattern of the [Zara?] dress.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Forgot to ask her if she knew it was Harmony Day.
She looked like a gypsy queen but thought she looked plain...but she let me take her photo... my first 'stranger'! Nerve-racking!
This man didn't lack self-confidence! He invited me to take his photo!...and how could I resist? He was charming and full of character. That's what makes him stylish.