Thursday, November 10, 2011

Girl with short hair

A fine day with a clear blue sky. We hear the sound of a light aircraft approaching. It comes into view at about 2000ft. Three bodies tumble from the plane. Three parachutes open and steer towards our field. They land, gather up their 'chutes and walk towards us.  We recognize two adults and a girl of about fifteen. The woman is clutching two bottles of Bordeaux, and the girl a skateboard. Before we made lunch and opened the bottles I took this picture.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely portrait. The intensity of those extraordinarily large eyes combined with the way you've detailed the teenage perfection of all her facial features looks almost too good to be true. I know it's not; but if someone told me this was a composite idealization, I'd believe them. While her hair is short, other features equally suggest elements of androgyny here as well. Stunning.


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