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I'm no model lady.  A model's just an imitation of the real thing. | by lancelonie
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I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.

quote by Mae West



Nostalgic Appeal


I spotted Stranger No. 20 talking to her friend, my 21st, while waiting in line for the store cashier. Then I looked away to find some other targets (and/or a good vintage buy) in case I didn't catch her. In the end, I still found myself turning back to her direction about a few meters away.


Hubby and I were already outside when suddenly 20 and 21 stepped out. It came out like a pretty normal thing to me - to ask for some headshots while showing my Flickr photostream via iPhone. I think I may have programmed my brain to pursue them because I didn't feel nervous nor shy. There was some kind of vibe, I guess...


She was easy to persuade even when I stopped her from putting her sunglasses on. I like that she was cool and giving. I mean, hey, there's nothing to be insecure about some close-up shots when you are photo-worthy.


I usually like clear bright pictures; but during post-processing, I felt like dimming this a little bit. It reminds me of that old photo I once saw in some '70s or '80s magazine. The model's stare, matte lips, slightly tilted head and overall expression evoke a sense of nostalgia. Plus, the purplish tone set the mood for a beautiful vintage vibe.


Tall and lovely Jamie projected an image that seemed stylized for a magazine, not an ordinary out-of-the-blue stranger shot. She loos like model, doesn't she? Well, maybe she is...



Photo: Model Vibe (Facebook version here)

by Nelonie Crelencia aka lancelonie

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10th entry to the 100 Strangers group



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Taken on August 20, 2011