|Lingerie Set. 2014|
It has been a process, figuring out how to photograph undergarments. A useful tip came via information about stylebookapp: lay clothing out as it looks when one is wearing it. Kind of obvious in retrospect.
In the morning I am running an errand on foot in the neighborhood. It is quiet before local shops have opened for the day. I walk a couple level blocks then turn to head up the hill. At the first corner I wait at the curb for the traffic light to change. A black SUV is stopped at the intersection with its front windows rolled down. (These early days of summer the air is a tonic.) The driver's gaze is turned away from the road. He is looking over the empty front passenger seat staring at me through the open window. I wonder, maybe it is only in my general direction? The signal changes in his favor. The SUV lingers.
From the dimly shaded interior I hear, “Can I borrow that hat?’
Laughing he agrees. The deal established he drives away at a leisurely pace. As I walk on I'm envisioning making another of these hats. Maybe I'll use a different lining, one befitting a linebacker with a sense of humor.
|Detail: Elastic (and more accurate color)|