Dutch woman with a chair in a fake road

By: usermattw

Feb 22 2015

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Category: Women


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What it is:

Real photo post card measuring 3.5 x 5.5 inches.


What I know about it:

Photographer is H. Wallewijn of Leiden [The Netherlands].  Otherwise undated and unidentified.



I realize this is a studio setting, and such settings often operate with a degree of poetic license when composing images, but unless I’m not seeing things correctly, it looks like a woman has dragged a chair into the middle of a road to have her picture taken.  Plus, with the head-on lighting and the slightly startled expression on her face, it looks like a car is approaching.  I doubt that’s the impression they intended to create, but it amuses me nonetheless.

8 comments on “Dutch woman with a chair in a fake road”

  1. Great interpretation Matt! I often buy photos that amuse me for some small reason. Most of my friends wonder what I am on about and cannot understand my mirth!

    • Thanks, Katherine! Agreed, I buy my photos for my own reasons. I hope people enjoy them as much as I do, but if not, my own enjoyment is enough. 🙂

  2. Lekker! As they say in Dutch.

  3. Something about the way the ground is painted makes me think she ought to be on skates.

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