Incidental Inspiration

Sasha Levine
Feb 12, 2013 11:13PM

Two summers ago, I took the photograph of the woman in the green (above) while enjoying the sunshine in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Completely uninspired by any referent or visual cue, it was purely a moment I wanted to capture for the loveliness it would recall.

After years as the background for my iPhone, only recently did I learn of this untitled William Eggleston work from 1975, displaying a similarly dressed red head in a floral dress basking on a similarly sunny lawn.

Now, it's hard not to see both when I glance at my phone.

You never know when life will imitate art... Or is it the other way around?

Sasha Levine
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