This photo by Flickrite cornflakegirl does it all for me, but I’m guessing it might rub some people the wrong way. The grit is just pouring out of my computer screen on this one, and my eyes don’t know where to look next. The lipstick on “her” cigarette, the ash fighting for its life against gravity, the caked on makeup covering up the peach fuzz on her cheek, the penciled in eyebrows, the giant fake eyelashes, the cheap earring dangling in a mess of blonde hair…it draws me in and intrigues me as a person and as a photographer. The cropping is great on this and the fact that the subject isn’t looking at the camera puts even more of an emphasis on her features.
For me this photo is timeless and is one of the best ones I’ve come across recently by one of our local photographers. Be sure to check out some of her other excellent photos.
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