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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Seattle Times weekly photo

QFC - Capitol Hill, Seattle

Amanda Wall at the QFC at Pike and Broadway. Lots of fun layers plus the perfect bangs.

17 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

wow - those are great bangs.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really can find style in the most unexpected places!

and her bangs are definitely perfect.


lol @ seahawks balloons.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

lol at first glance it looked like she was holding one of those seahawk balloons in her hand..

dig all the layers on her.. she looks really sharp.

great photo as well jas! I love that it's in a supermarket.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is intended to be constructive criticism...

I think your pictures are beautiful and, for the most part, the fashion is impressive and inspiring for Seattle.

One thing that I think is dragging the blog down is that all of your subjects are either in the same locations, or in completely mundane locations.

With blogs such as the Sartorialist, the background is either gorgeous, neutral, or hints at something that could give away a piece of the personality of the subject.

QFC and such don't do that. I'm completely unintrigued at that point.

And I know it's seattle and the rain and all but the indoor lighting just doesn't compare to natural light.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

her gloves are great, and i like all the layers. very cool.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with the 'constructive criticism' of anonymous. Part of the charm of these photos is that when they are taken in 'mundane' locations, you get the sense that smart fashion is not just to be found in 'fashionable' alleys, club rooms nor on a 'tour' of Seattle. These photos are tied to where the photographer reside/frequents/happens to be, which I find intruiging in an unpretentious way.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous lady coveted said...

what a lovely photo!

5:48 PM  
Blogger W said...

I also disagree with anonymous2's statement; to stage a shot for the purpose of injecting "interest" into the picture goes against the very soul of street fashion photography.

Not to say that there isn't some snap creative judgment made in assessing and choosing an accessible backdrop that would help make for a compelling shot. Jasmine's snap of Stephanie Cox in front of a row of red carts at Target was great, adding a line of color that supported the subject's outfit and helped frame the shot.

But to ask a potential fashion subject to wait here, or follow me to X alley so I can take a cool picture of you in front of Y, seems unfeasible and counterintuitive to the genre.

That or maybe Seattle doesn't have interesting alleys like New York? :p

6:48 PM  
Blogger jasmine said...

Hi anon. #2 - Thanks for bringing up an interesting topic. W is right, that when I photograph people, I pick whatever appears to be the least disruptive, most visually pleasing background in the immediate area, since I don't want to waste their time. And I enjoy finding subjects in 'odd' or unpredictable places, although a 'beautiful' background (to any photo, really) is always preferable.

As for lighting, I agree that daylight is always best (which is why I almost never take photos at night), but as long as it rains on weekends here (as it has for weeks now), I'm limited to anyone I can find indoors.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice boots!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

THE perfect bangs is right, wow. i wish i looked like that in the supermarket.

10:01 AM  
Blogger la femme said...

gorgeous gloveness

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an ex-Seattle-ite who misses the city - I really appreciate all the photos in "mundane" place. Pike/Pine corridor was my old hood It is fun to look at where the photos are and remember my daily walks to downtown.
Keep up the good work!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Prêt-à-Porter P said...

her bangs are perfectly sliced.
great outfit too

4:42 PM  
Blogger coRat-CoreT sKucinGgoThic said...

I love her hair do!!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Lucy Loves Van said...

She looks amazing!

2:31 PM  
Blogger dana said...

I love the irony of this one... Snappy original fashion with qfc bakery and Seahawk balloons as a backdrop. Very funny how sometimes what seems like a commonplace setting ends up bringing a unexpected feeling to a picture.

1:07 AM  

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