zondag 29 september 2013
Bonnie 147 - 149
The great attraction of drop temple glasses was that, seen "en profil", they revealed the wearer's eyes. Here Bonnie is turning her head ever so slowly towards her photographer, showing the fascinating contradiction created by the power of the lenses for long sight. The model's eyes are completely hidden in the middle portrait. Another slight move of the head and the eyelashes start to appear. These glasses must have been ideal for a lady who preferred her looks "en face" and completely "en profil", and who decided to hide her eyes from vantage points in between. But then again, one chooses the frames but not the prescription. Anyway, the contradiction is fascinating.