Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flower Child

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Still wandering around at the Renaissance Faire. The light here was just kick-ass gorgeous, under a big umbrella with bright sunlight coming in from the sides. There was a little bit of embarrassment on this shot. The flower vendor caught my eye and I went over and did my usual "Gee you look great would you mind if I..." routine. After I took a few shots I was making complements about how beautiful and flattering the light was on the hair and face. From a distance I had assumed this was a girl. Only after I got my eye unstuck from the camera did I notice that the hair was probably a wig, the pointy plastic fairy ears and that this was, in fact a boy. Oops, sorry kid.

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6 comments:

Olivier said...

très poétique portrait.
very poetic portrait.

Nathalie said...

Oh dear, you're right. He IS a boy.
But your portrait is ever so lovely...

My sister bought some fairy ears such as these at a fair about six months ago. I wonder if she ever had a chance to wear them? I haven't seen her wearing them. That could be fun...

I fell in love with your Renaissance man portrait. Wow, what a shot! In fact I'm glad you also posted the other two because they're all quite striking in various ways. Amazing!

TheNote said...

Beautiful Photo - Beautiful Person -
Thank you for the view.
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Wayne said...

I'm not so sure it's a wig. I'm glad you got the gender sorted out. I don't think I would have picked up on it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I do beleive that is his real hair... Etain

PJ said...

It's a wonderful portrait however it happened. Brave boy.