Femme fatale et Femme Fragile

From an exhibit at the Guggenheim of art displayed at a Rosicrucian Salon in Paris in the 1890’s.

There was a persistent complementary theme of the Femme Fatale, whom we all know, and the Femme Fragile, the innocent woman, fragile and sensitive, living in harmonious accord with nature, and capable of redeeming men, just as her counterpart can destroy men.

Girl of the Situation

I don’t usually take, or post, this kind of posed shot.  But there are no absolute rules.

The ‘situation’ was buying some graphic novels in French.

I had to work to get an emotional rapport, an emotional presence, into the shot, which required working under pressure as my daughter reminded me there were other people waiting in line behind me.