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Model: Sandie Ward aka THE FOOD STALKER "Where Food & Fashion Collide" The Food Stalker

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This blog will combine my love of photography with my enjoyment of women's fashion, while exploring the aesthetic, cultural, and practical implications of 'going gray'.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Why this blog?



I guess, now that I have a few images up, I should go into more detail about my admiration of women with gray and silver hair. Part of it started as I watched my wife struggle with the issue from multiple angles, and indeed, she’s ‘gone gray’ and back more than once. I can say though that when her hair is natural it is much thicker, softer, and healthier than when it is dyed. But it hasn’t always been easy for her. Nevertheless she looks beautiful as a woman with natural uncolored hair.

As an artist who has been photographing for many years, there was a time when all ‘serious’ photographers worked in black and white. Working in black and white, we tend to notice black and white and silver and shades of gray. Today I observe that a great many woman who have ‘gone gray’ work the look into their fashion routine and dress in blacks, whites, wear a lot of silver jewelry, maybe add a dash of color like a scarf or a red belt or interesting shoes, and generally appear stylish and artistic.

Although one shouldn’t over-generalize, I also have noticed that there is often a certain type of woman that tends to let their silver hair grow in. That type of woman is independent, intelligent, and sure of herself and her beauty. She’s strong and is willing to buck society’s norms and trends. Personally, I find all these traits to be sexy and attractive.

Today we’re all trying to eat healthier, eat less, exercise more, shop locally, and so on. So does it make sense to do those things and then dump a bunch of toxins into your scalp? Financially, what you save on hair coloring in a year would probably pay for that trip to Paris, or at least some really nice fashion items.

It does seem that these things are starting a trend, as I see more and more women, at least here in New York City, are becoming ‘silver-haired beauties’. In this blog I salute you!

PS: All the photos I take are as ‘natural’ as the women in them. The only adjustments made are cropping, and adjusting exposure or white balance if needed. No other retouching has been done unless noted.

3 comments:

  1. I have stumbled on this blog and it's really lovely, I hope you will keep it up. I am myself a blogger and a silver haired model, I live in UK. With best wishes for the future

    Alex
    @alexb244

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  2. Another UK viewer here and loving the concept of your blog. I'm greying at the sides and just wish the whole thing would just happen. I'm 57 and thinking I may hang on to the red forever. Keep up this wonderful work.
    Di
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  3. Hi Denton, I just stumbled on your blog - love the photography. Can you contact me at barbara - at - seniorplanet.org?

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