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Body Language

May 25, 2009

Vivian takes a shot on Red Square

Vivian takes a shot on Red Square

I know I don’t look too comfortable in this picture that Vivian took of me. Americans simply have mediocre body language. I have an excuse– that long yellow line sticking up my wazoo.

Russian body language, on the other hand, is the language of life.

Our driver rescuing us form the airport.

Our driver rescuing us from the airport.

I saw this girl standing on the sidewalk like she was frozen in place. Finally, I walked over and took her picture. She smiled and I walked away. I turned and she was still standing with legs crossed.

CrossLegGirl5967

It was raining when we arrived in Moscow.Rain5738Russia in the rain is best.

We went to buy a SIM card for our Russian cell phone. I kept asking the sales girl if I could take her picture. She did not comply so I grabbed a picture of her in action behind the cell phone chain tree.

CellChainTree5881I do have an almost nice one of her totally out of focus.

For the most part, I’m trying to resist photographing the street fashion. It is so wonderful, though. I have a picture of an apparently drunk girl (she certainly smelled of booze) in a beautifully weird hoop gown that is everywhere it shouldn’t be. And I refused, almost on moral grounds, to photograph the long-legged girl in the see-through mini.

The next post will be about Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2009 8:22 pm

    Frank I love these images. The photograph of the girl with her legs crossed, is beautiful. I can not wait to see what you bring back with you. I always truly enjoy seeing your photographs from your travels.

    All the best,

    Jeff Byrnes

  2. Marjie Stout permalink
    May 27, 2009 7:39 am

    Frank I especially love the photo pf the girl behind the counter. Quite surreal! Looks like the head of a woman without a body except for a ton of accessories.

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