Girl in blue dress

Girl in blue dress, originally uploaded by *jj*.

It's an image I've posted and taken down in the past.

One of my favourites but not really what is at the core of my shooting habits.

She was an attendee at a Belle Epoque fashion event at the Museum of Vancouver and she came dressed to the nines.

Her mother made it and I love the mix between the old and new details like the flash and the aluminum window frame and the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona leather in juxtaposition to the dress.

A bad pic in some ways. This is when I would shoot everything at f11 or f16 with the flash. Now, I shoot everything at f4 or lower. Mostly. Still, I love her vulnerability and the gesture of her hands. Admittedly underexposed.