A Beauty in Beverly Hills

20130504-L1013787-2First image is actually the final shot in the sequence.

She sauntered confidently down the boulevard, shopping bags swinging freely. Then she saw me taking her picture, broke stride, and gave me a sort of sly look.

20130504-L1013784-4Encouraged, I continued shooting and she starting laughing and asked Why are you taking my picture? 

20130504-L1013785-3Then I guess she resigned herself, as only a woman as beautiful as she is must do every day of her life, to the inevitability of it all. At that point, I no longer existed.

20130504-L1013786-2I shoot thousands of street images and make pictures, as my mother used to put it, of countless beautiful women here in Los Angeles. I don’t apologize for it. I’m interested in capturing beauty in the way I see beauty and I always will be. Beyond that, I’m not generally interested in offering an explanation. But a picture is worth a thousand words, and if anyone ever asks my why I would dare take pictures of women I don’t know on the street, I’ll tell them to come and look at the first image in this blog post.

And I want to thank the gorgeous lady pictured here for taking it all with such good humor.

P.S. What I didn’t realize is that I’d caught an image of her earlier about a half mile away. She looked and carried herself like a different person. She seemed totally within herself and lost in her own thoughts. I’ll include that image to make a nice five because I read somewhere yesterday that a photographer should never show more than five images from any event or shoot. 😉

All images taken with the 90mm 2.8 Elmarit. The beauty I never leave home without.



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