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Turning the other chic

By NevP  
I'm not sure how this will go down.
These are young Hutterite girls relaxing with a cold beer before an afternoon of hot, dusty, dirty work at a cattle branding.
Even though they are brought up in a strict religious community these girls had enough attitude to pull off a kind of (to my mind anyway) 60's Italian chic.
Even with hand knit socks.
I hope you like it, I do.

Make it a great weekend.

Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: aitchbrown, Diana, KBan and 30 more

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Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Nov 2008 11:12PM
definately chic with the leopard skin number Smile


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21 Nov 2008 11:14PM
This is just a great pic well taken
User_Removed 11 7 8 Netherlands
21 Nov 2008 11:17PM
Really good Nev. I thought they were hutterites from the thumbnail then opened it saw the leopard skin and the beer and the sunglasses and throught cannot be. The world is always more complex and more full of little freedoms under the rules than we care to believe most of the time. Excellent.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 11:34PM

Quote:The world is always more complex and more full of little freedoms under the rules than we care to believe most of the time..

Never a true words

superb image

TommyStr 11 9 3 Norway
22 Nov 2008 1:34AM
They always make an interesting subject...great shot, great style
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
22 Nov 2008 7:26AM
looks the outfit!!!

good angle.....

happy weekend


ollie Wink
A_Harrison 13 260 Canada
22 Nov 2008 8:19AM
Your pictures that intrigue me most Nev are never the ones that get lots of attention. Either I'm a jinx or it says a lot about my tastes

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
22 Nov 2008 8:21AM
Look far to elegant to be cow girls Nev ! Another fascinating insight and image. Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 8:56AM
The leopard skin print is certainly from different everything I've seen in these uploads previously. Nonconformity within the rules. But there's plenty more here, the sunglasses and the nonchalant angles of some of the scarves (hints of Sophia Loren!)
I like the angle, it makes them circle round in conversation.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
22 Nov 2008 4:39PM
Thanks for stopping by folks and many thanks Allan for your kind award, it's much appreciated.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
22 Nov 2008 4:58PM
Moira - I was shooting up at them in the back of a pick up truck.
23 Nov 2008 1:45AM
Hi Neville. This is one amazing photo. It simply ticks all the boxes for me. Congrats, Andre
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
23 Nov 2008 11:53AM
A Great shot, very interesting. I have to admit i never heard of the hutterites before thou, its never to late to learn something new. Grin
24 Nov 2008 3:01AM
Neville, your image made it easy for me to award my UA. I once spent time in Canada, and among the people that I served in my area was both Hutterite and Mennonite communities. Strangely, i was drafted into the Mennonite slow-pitch team when the 4H tourney's happened in town. However, my award is because of the splendid photo, and not because of my sentimental journey.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
24 Nov 2008 3:34AM
Many thanks Andre, for your award and your kind words. I tried slow-pitch a few weeks ago. He swings. He misses. Oh dear, he's fallen over now.........
24 Nov 2008 4:18AM
gotta love the shades and that leopard print dress. it's basically the combination of the head scarf and the shades that gives this a touch of 60s italian class. one of my faves of your hutterite series
User_Removed 11 7 8 Netherlands
1 Dec 2008 6:14PM
One of the best studies in photographical anthropology I've seen. Pure Magnum agency stuff Nev; narrative photography if ever the genre existed. Have my award for narrative photography.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
1 Dec 2008 6:19PM
Thank you so much Bert, coming from you this means a great deal to me. Smile Smile

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