Classy & Fabulous
Classy & Fabulous
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As I was photographing this shop window, a man passing by asked what I was doing. I replied that it was a beautiful window of ladies lingerie. He looked me up and down and said “No, son, there’s something wrong with you!” and marched off. It was pointless for me to explain that I’d read the book, A Vision of Paris, with photographs by Eugène Atget and words by Marcel Proust that contained a wonderful image of a similar little corset/lingerie shop.


But no matter what explanation, cultural, artistic or otherwise that might have been offered, his only thought was – and this is somewhat typical of Glasgow and Glaswegians here – “No, son, there is something wrong with you!” Good job then I didn’t tell him about my online habits, eh?  


So, in the spirit of Atget, this is how it turned out. 


Leica M3 & 1.4/50mm Summilux pre-asph v2

Sekonic L-308S

Ilford HP5+ (@250)

HC-110 (Dil.H – 8:30min)

Vuescan & Plustek 7600i

(Toning done in Analog Efex Pro 2)


1 Comment

  • Lovely Photo..,

    too funny 'Glaswegians', though we 'know' what age bracket he is in and possibly some other
    classic small minded beliefs

    Oh well, consider yourself a 'Pervert' ... just teasing !!