Monday, January 26, 2015

Fifties Gal

Fifties Gal

First car show of the year for my husband to show off his muscle car.   It was held in Mesquite, Nevada, and although there is not much to look at in this little border town, and not much to do, (except gamble in the few casinos), the weather was sunny, warm and beautiful.   On this day, a ton of people who had escaped the winter weather up north, were strolling around in short sleeves, shorts and flip flops and enjoying about 900 classic cars that were on display. 

As for me, I was much more interested in the 'classic' people that car shows always seem to attract.  Rather than sneaking around taking candids, I much rather like to introduce myself, strike up a conversation and get to know a bit about the people I photograph.  I asked this attractive lady, (attractive except for the tats, IMHO), if she dressed up especially for the car show.  She said the only time she does not dress like this is when she goes to work.  She was also wearing stylish high heels and seamed silk stockings to complete her look.  I loved that she mimicked the green car adornment she was standing next to. 

5 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Nice photo! I don't always get a comment box to show up here, but today it did!

Mersad said...

I like the portrait and love the pop of green color.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sandra said...

nice shot of her and I love the fifities most of all out of my life, and i can tell you I never saw a tattoo on a woman back then and not many men.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I admire those who keep the 50's look alive. There are quite a few where I live. Regarding the tattoos, the thing that gets me are those I see who don't have much, borderline poor (WalMart is a good place for that) yet they have thousands of dollars worth of ink work on their bodies. Enough said.

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, excellent portrait! Like you, I'm no sure about all that ink!