Clothed

3rd Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Fujifilm Neopan 1600 BW 35mm Negative film.
Los Angeles, Santa Monica

LEFOU: No beast alive stands a chance against you. —And no girl, for that matter.
GASTON: It’s true, Lefou. And I’ve got my sights set on that one.
LEFOU: The inventor’s daughter?
GASTON: She’s the one – the lucky girl I’m going to marry.
LEFOU: But she’s –
GASTON: The most beautiful girl in town.
LEFOU: I know, but –
GASTON: That makes her the best. And don’t I deserve the best?

Beauty and the Beast (1991) (watch the clip)

Crossing

Albert Street, CBD, Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane CBD

Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Hoppin’

Third Street Swingers, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, Santa Monica

You take the grey skies out of my way
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
Turned a bright spark into a flame
My beats per minute never been the same

‘Cause you’re my lady, I’m your fool
It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
Come on, baby, let’s not fight
We’ll go dancing, everything will be all right
George Michael (1963-2016): Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (watch the video)

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Veiled

Nude, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Kodak Verichrome Pan VP6041 exposed 125 + .3, D76 1:1 8.5-9 min. Possibly exposed during processing.
Baltimore, Bolton Hill

Through me forbidden voices,
Voices of sexes and lusts, voices veil’d and I remove the veil,
Voices indecent by me clarified and transfigur’d.

I do not press my fingers across my mouth,
I keep as delicate around the bowels as around the head and heart,
Copulation is no more rank to me than death is.
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself