Yes, I know I did a scarf set yesterday but my pal Jessica at Mom Support asked about men in scarfs so here I am again. Now usually when someone suggests a topic I let it languish in the back of my mind until it’s fully and finally forgotten. I decided not to let it happen this time and grabbed the bull by the horns. Hope you like the set.
It’s January here in New England – though you wouldn’t know it by the weather – and that means people have broken out their winter wear. Hats, gloves, big jackets and scarfs. Hats and scarfs are the fun elements of the cold-weather ensamble and really show a lot of variety. Scarfs are the focus today. They can be worn year round, dressed up or down, worn by men or by women, be hand made or store bought and really come in a giant range of styles. This set includes only women but I suspect I have plenty of men wearing scarfs as well. I probably have four or five myself. How about you? Do you have a selection of scarfs? Do you wear them often? Here are a dozen people who do.
Today’s set features women with their hair pulled back, up or aside to expose their entire face. Sometimes people think this makes their foreheads look really big. I don’t think that’s the case; and I don’t think the women in this set do either (I mean if they did why would they pull their hair back in the first place?). I have a LOT of photos of women with his hairstyle so I’ve limited my pool to the second 1000faces set. As much as I like the way hair can frame the face, I also like these photos really show the shape of the entire face.
I love maudlin music. The sadder and more tragic the song the more I like it. There are few songs as sad as Blue-Eyed Boston Boy. It tells the story of two soldiers during the Civil War about to head into battle. The song’s namesake asks a comrade to be sure to send word to his mother and love should anything happen to him. Needless to say things go wrong. That’s a Spotify link up there so you can listen to the song if you’d like. It’s pretty sad. I’ve always thought it was a nice name though and the name was the inspiration for today’s set. Hopefully none of these blue-eyed Boston boys will suffer the fate of the song’s hero . . .
While not everyone it the set is necessarily a boy per se, they all have blue eyes and I’m pretty sure all of their pictures were taken in Boston proper.
Hairlines are pretty interesting. They come in so many styles. The widow’s peak is a pretty cool example. When I was growing up Eddie Munster had the quintessential peak, as did Bela Lugosi. None of the people I’ve photographed here have a widow’s peak that is as dramatic as these two examples, but they’re still pretty cool. Let me know what you think.
I try to be fair and balanced, I really do, so today I’ve decided to repeat yesterday’s set but with men instead of women. I also decided to draw the photos from the second 1000faces instead of the first. Looking through my photos I see that men tend to smile more with their mouths closed than women. Maybe they’re shyer? I’m not going to reason why though, I’ll just appreciate how interesting people look. I hope you will too.
From Friday’s big smiles we make a big change. The focus today are women whose smiles are more subtle, more subdued. I’m convinced these women are just as happy as the big smilers, they just show it in a different way. To make my life easier I’ve limited my pool to the first 1000faces. Hope you enjoy!