Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Feet On-the-Street


Oh, what a fool I've been. I didn't even realize I may have solved all my on-the-street photographic problems. "Bonjour, madame, may I please take a picture of your feet?" By simply cropping my subjects from the knees down they might be more amenable.






Whenever I see pedicures and/or shoes that interest me I always ask the women who already agreed to a full body shot if I can do a close-up of their feet. I'm now thinking this approach -- "just your feet, please" -- could lead to not only an entirely new series for us, but could also make potential subjects less reticent.

On the other hand, they might think I have some sort of foot fetish blog thing going. A couple of women asked me if their pictures could wind up on a porn site. "Unlikely," I assured them.

Welcome to the first of what may be a continuing series on neat feet.

Happy weekend. It continues to be ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous in these parts.

My pal Deja Pseu, Une Femme, arrives tonight. We plan to shop and dine in the days ahead. I'll keep you posted -- literally.

14 comments:

California Girl said...

Nice pedis & some very cute sandals.

YONKS said...

Great photos. I had to laugh at the question from one woman about the porn site!
:-)

LuxeBytes said...

Fun stuff, you and Pseu. I hope you have a great time.

I am partial to those Chanel Vamp-type deep black-red polishes. Love looking at the footwear.

Did you know that there's actually a name for having a larger index/second toe than big toe? Morton's toe. I just learned that two days ago.

xoxoxox

Class factotum said...

I saw a woman with gorgeous shoes and asked her if I could take a photo. "I am not a pervert," I assured her. I just wanted to look for the same shoes myself.

Catherine Robinson said...

Good idea...I'm looking forward to the foot series!
Have a great weekend...not so gorgeous for us in London :(
http://wwwcatherinerobinsoncashmere.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

I gave you a Stylish Blogger Award!

http://www.styleanderror.ca/2011/05/stylish-blogger-award.html

LPC said...

Gosh I would so like to be there with you and Pseu. Please have a wonderful, wonderful time.

Elizabeth said...

HAHAHA - porn site!?!? I don't get this whole foot fetish thing.

I can understand not wanting picture taken. My clothes always look fine, but my face - NO!

You could always take a picture of an old building and when posting it add a small note below to "please ignore the stylish lady in front wearing black Marcel tee and white pants, carrying Hermes bag." No?

Shari said...

Happy Days to you and Deja Pseu. I hope you both have a fabulous time.

Marsha said...

Being something of a fussbudget when it comes to shoes (that's what I get for being so hard to fit), I noticed that all but two of these well-pedicured women were wearing shoes that were long enough, but not quite wide enough. I look forward to seeing more of your always interesting photos.

And I am sure you and Une Femme will have a wonderfully memorable time!

Louise said...

This is BRILLIANT!!! My husband thinks I am crazy but one of the very first things I do when checking out someone's outfit is look at their shoes!! And what could be better than checking out what French women wear on their feet? Thanks for posting these photos!

Europewalker said...

I love these photos!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

All cute, but I love the first pair of sandals...would love to locate them somewhere!!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

The first ones are fabulous xx

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