Advanced Style: Smilla’s Shots

[Photos by Smilla]

Smilla has great an eye for Advanced Style and you can tell that she really connects with the subjects of her photos. Check out what she had to say about what she had to say about the wonderful people above:

“Here are the Kleins. They are a happy couple, who found each other quite late. Mr. Klein tells me enthusiastically how they met: “Listen to me, young lady, you won’t regret it.” he says. It all started 51 years ago, he was 47 , now he is 98. His wife is 17 years younger, and she was the one to manage their “coming together”,the Cologne carnival played a prominent role. “…and then this wonderful marriage began.” Mr. Klein thinks that the difference between their height can be discovered in the pictures, when I show them, and gives his wife his most charming smile.”

“In the middle of my day this Lady comes across my way. She wonders why I would like to take a picture of her: “My grandchild is always telling me :” Granny, you are so out of fashion!” Whether she is or not; I like the Miss Marple charm which really comes along with her: full of energy, straight ahead and with a warm smile.She’s 80 years old. I may write that, but I may not tell her name! “Just write; Mrs B. was telling me stories from before the monetary reform. And in fact she did, and about her husband whom she met at17, sharing chocolate, 50 years of marriage after 10 years of being together.

Smilla’s stories,translated from German, are full of charm and spirit. I would love to see all of your Advanced Style shots and stories as well!