These women are very much living, and not mannequins. Together, they are evoking the days of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald,who was living in a residential "hospital" in Asheville at the time of her death, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
"Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached every floor, and, in spite of efforts by hospital staff and local fire fighters to evacuate everyone from the building, nine patients died. Among the victims of the fire, identified only by her slipper, was Zelda Fitzgerald, who with her husband, the writer F. Scott, represented for many the talent, sophistication, glamour and excess of American life of the 1920s."
more details @ http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/nchistory/
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emka (86455) 2013-07-06 8:25
Hi Kristin, Beautiful photo and interesting note. I haven't heard about the death of Zelda in fire. How sad. Is it the kind of installation there? Nice colours and shadows.
pastadog (13111) 2013-07-06 9:20
Nice colors and efficient exposure.. and.. what is she whispering????
Noel_Byrne (27418) 2013-07-06 9:37
An intriguing shot and note, and I must admit I wonder if this is real people or a display? The little tag at the lower left makes me think display, but the people look completely real, so I admit to being a bit lost!
Your note is an excellent compliment to this fine shot which has wonderful point of view, shadows and colors.
All the best
parvatibb (1387) 2013-07-06 10:29
very sad story, I did not know it bebore.
I love her smile how natural it looks.
grigand (19733) 2013-07-06 11:39
A nice shot, but your note is very interesting and very enriching the picture ! Well done
fritzi007 (8695) 2013-07-06 16:21
ein sehr starkes Foto, gratuliere!
dkmurphys (52707) 2013-07-06 23:42
What a fine artistic scene! I like the colors management of your image, provocative and attractive.
Enjoy a nice Sunday.
CLODO (32174) 2013-07-07 0:40
fake or alive? I can't say! I like the warm hues of the shot which add some 30's mood to the shot. I regret the 2 human at the back (remove them ----> see WS)
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-07-07 3:53
Hello Kristin - A fascinating note and a beautiful shot, you captured the living tableau to great effect; evocative of the time! You managed the light really well, it's warm and inviting. Best regards Rosemary
worldcitizen (7618) 2013-07-07 12:19
Really nice stylized shot. I like 1920's style to begin with, so these women instantly caught my eye. I like their expressions and the way they are sitting. That phantom leg without an owner is quite creepy and adds even more mood to the shot. I've heard about F. Scott and Zelda partying here in NYC during the roaring twenties. It's a shame she died that way...
dino94 (822) 2013-07-08 3:10
exellent note on the tragic end of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Regarding the photo, I love the balance of the white balance, which restores the exellent colors.
I also like the pose and attitude of the characters, which were fixed at the right time.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-08 18:27
Excellent photo with a very interesting and unique composition.So clever look.Awesome colors and saturation.Very good job.
Have a nice week
mjw364 (2) 2013-07-10 10:56
Well composed shot that captures the whisper in the ear and the coquettishness of these two ladies giving the image a sexual and seductive undertone. Love the light in this one and the colours. Fantastic.
P.S. Thanks for the hug and appreciation of my note and story. If you like those kind of personal notes see my "Happy Father's day" shot too.
I'm not posting on T.E. at the moment - I have a few other domestic priorities at the moment but will be back next week.
Shmalex (119) 2013-07-12 5:33
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-07-15 20:08
I love this photo.
Things have been in a good place.
The colors are very nice.
You have a certain look.
And I love your photos.
ourania (36386) 2013-07-27 9:46
I like very much this scene and the way you 've photographed it giving it an intriguing dynamism and capturing a beautiful play of light, shadows and warm colours. The two faces stand out so effectively against the darker background and the more you look at the two protagonists the more captivating the interaction between them becomes. I like how the spontaneous theatricality is so strong that nothing can break its allure. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Urs (14082) 2013-07-27 16:53
Superb shot with available light, which gives us the feeling of the extraordinary atmosphere. The reddish hue is part of the whole impression of the shot, it turns the wheel of time back to the time where these women would live. Well done
dale54 (6707) 2013-07-28 7:39
what a great note for this pic of yours,very nice close crop,very lively and colorfull! tfs. dale
rigoletto (34279) 2013-08-26 11:16
i always had writing to this one in my mind but my absences have been long, sorry... (absent again, next week)
this was the first one of yours i thought about polonaise, he would focus on the whispering, i presume, but the slippers here are also to die for. one of your masterpieces, imho. sad story as well, but i enjoyed reading it.