This image of a pensive young girl in a straw hat is one of my images that have been selected as Editor’s pick by one of my agencies. It is a straightforward portrait, but it is especially her eyes that catch the viewer’s attention. They are at the same time strangely absent-minded and inquisitive. Her mouth adds a kind of sadness to her look.
Such an enigmatic look offers opportunities for various uses of the image. It can illustrate detachment and reserve or curiosity and interest, self-confidence or self-consciousness, indifference or friendliness… The hat suggests summer, and with her wet-looking hair she may have been swimming, so the image makes you think about a warm climate and holidays by the sea.
What was you first impression when you saw this image?