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Going Underground - 29 Sep 22 - Jessica & Maïté

By nellacphoto  
Jessica and Maïté are French sisters.
They are translators by profession.
But they have a passion for the 1940s and live their entire lives in that era.

Those that have my book will recognise them from Page 113.
I had spotted them on Brick Lane and was amazed at their "look".
After that shoot we followed each other on Instagram and have kept in touch that way.

They recently commented on my Underground series.
They said they loved the idea and suggested a shoot at their local station in Leyton.

How could I say no? Grin

We met outside the station and they arrived in these clothes riding beautiful retro bicycles with baskets on the front!

It was a fun half hour shoot.
I've thrown in a couple of black and whites at the end.
They told me Jessica also does a fair bit of photography ... using a 1950s vintage camera with black and white film.
Of course she does!

Colin Smile

Tags: London underground Portraits and people

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Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
1 Oct 2022 7:40AM
Excellent set, and, for once, I agree with your choice of lead…Grin
ZenTony Plus
6 15 5 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 7:41AM
Phew; an amazing set Colin
James124 Plus
7 61 53 Portugal
1 Oct 2022 8:09AM
'Allo, 'Allo! Amazing set, the B&W's in period.
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.5k 17 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 8:23AM
26 shots, they were keen Colin.
21 tops it for me, but a great set all the way through.
1 Oct 2022 8:26AM
A lovely set of time travelling, Colin.

saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
1 Oct 2022 8:28AM
A step back to an era when style was more important than it is today. They both suit the style perfectly.
A truly wonderful set, Colin, and impossible to choose just one image as a fav.
starckimages 5 13 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 8:40AM
14 for me
Most of these are Vogue magazine quality !
smut01 Plus
7 131 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 8:52AM
So many excellent shots Colin, it's difficult to pick out one! Great lead and maybe v24...?
1 Oct 2022 9:22AM
Yep, certainly time well spent, Colin a wonderful set produced here and the mono images work very well too.
After reading your info I understand why they didn't mind missing a train or two.Smile

John Smile
1 Oct 2022 11:06AM
Wonderful set but one that has quite strained the old brain cell. It seems invidious to select favourites but I'm settling for the lead and V24. In fact 24 it is for the clarity and directness of eye contact, the composition and control over depth of field. A gong it is then! 🥳 🏆
cooky Plus
18 6 8 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 12:00PM
The world would be a poorer place without such characters Colin!

Great set of images and stunning shots.

mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
1 Oct 2022 12:45PM
You have made it difficult to select a favourite in this set, Colin. They all reek of the 1940 fashions, both in attire and make-up.
richmowil Plus
13 490 2 England
1 Oct 2022 1:16PM
A pleasure to view!
1 Oct 2022 10:36PM
Love your previous stuff Love the new location as well it’s a pleasure to follow you!
hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
2 Oct 2022 4:30AM
Just brilliant Colin….. keep on going my friend.

bluesandtwos 13 542 1 England
2 Oct 2022 10:01AM
40's style at its best, what's not to like!Smile

3 Oct 2022 2:04AM
So what do they do to live in the 40s? A great set, Colin.

3 Oct 2022 6:17AM

Quote:So what do they do to live in the 40s? A great set, Colin.


They dress only like this all the time Peter
They ride vintage bicycles
Jessica uses a 1950s vintage camera and shoots black and white film
I imagine their house, furniture, crockery etc is all from that era
And they earn $2 a week! Grin

Colin Smile

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