Is it embarrassing to admit that I knew every line from the movie “Pretty Woman,” at one time? Yes, I’ll just answer that question myself.
The year was 1990 and the movie was just released in theatres when I begged my Mom to accompany me. I, the underaged child who wanted to watch a flick about a beautiful prostitute whose free-spirited attitude has herself whoring out to the dapper, wealthy but lost of zest business man. What? Interesting choice in movie don’t you think? Yes, I’ll just answer that question myself, again.
What’s my point here your’re wondering? Well there’s a scene in the movie where Julia Roberts casually walks her thigh high boots into the elevator echoing… “Well color me happy, there’s a sofa in here for two!” As she’s later seen, flopped down on the cushioned seat, one knee up to her thousand mile smile. Her line had stuck with me ever since…. “Color me happy!” Yes!
In relation to photography, I’m partial to B&W’s! Oh how I love a soft B&W photo occasionally touched with a twinge of SEPIA. But while my attempts to thoroughly enthralmyself into the throes of photography, I’m learning that not all pictures fair well to B&W. Yep, it’s true. See the examples below? Do you agree? Yes, I’ll just answer that one myself, yet again.
Agusta’s Sea Bay
Vivian: “I got red, I got green, I got yellow… I’m out of purple…” Oh gosh, I still remember lines from that freaking movie. Thanks a lot J.F Lawton!
Brucoli’s Condom Machine
At least I learned a few things from that movie. #1. Safety first! Done. #2. Never whore yourself out to Men who want to tear and destroy ships or whoring for that matter. Done, even though my Husband is in the Navy and war may be eminent where he may have a hand in destroying ships. Oops! #3. Color me happy, but I still prefer B&W photos! Ugh!
See Mom, I turned out all right!
Credits: Photos taken by me, Jeni Johnson.