Leica M6, APX 100. Xtol 1:1.
I saw this woman rooting through her handbag, (with a purse that small she’s clearly not Italian) I was standing next to her at the villa borgese, her head was at an unusual angle but I hesitated not to take her photo. I’ve dozens of pictures of people with their heads down or limbs photographed at unusual angles to produce a visual pun. I was standing so close I initially missed the statue beside her, when I noticed it I ran back focused guessed the exposure and took one pfft, a millisecond later her head was up, she then produced a camera phone and shot the ground and base of the statue up close I don’t know why maybe to capture texture or something.
Years ago a scene like this would have excited me, now I feel indifference. I’ve seen this sort of thing too many times I say to myself “come on man your still doing this, more visual puns you got to grow and develop”. I don’t know what direction I need to take things, somewhere with more emotional content. In the past I would have uploaded this immediately after developing the negatives, now I let it sit for a few months. When a friend of mine was looking through scans on my computer he loved it and told me to upload it publically.