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Kat in The Stream

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 2 March 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

model: Kat Love (2007) - 20th & DeHaro Streets in San Francisco

Something for our Tuesday reflections.

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Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

I love all the reflections in photoes .. this B&W is so simple and also so complicated ! lovely .

2 Mar 2010 5:47am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Megnificent and gorgeous image, perfect body. I like very much this soft b/w, the reflections and the number plate of the license in the trailer. I'd like to travel inside :)

2 Mar 2010 6:07am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Curves everywhere...then I noticed the personalized plate. best...jerry

2 Mar 2010 6:18am

@ordinaryimages: Ah, Photoshop­™ - we just happened along this touring-rig classic, shortly after we shot the crosswalk images (Kat Walk). One heck of a mirror. Adobe also allowed me to 'vanish' from the reflection with my bald knees and Bermuda shorts. Way too distracting - and not in any good sense. Thanks, Jerry.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

it works very well in bw

2 Mar 2010 8:10am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Wonderful shot, but how on earth do you do this?! :) Never, mind, dear old SF! Keep shooting Stephen.

BTW, thank you for the encouragement on the web site.

2 Mar 2010 8:33am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Very nice BW. Love the reflection

2 Mar 2010 8:48am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'adore tes compositions et chaque fois j'imagine la réaction des gens qui assistent à tes mises en scène. Ce doit être de grands moments !!!

2 Mar 2010 10:34am

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

Great frame

2 Mar 2010 11:13am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Almost like a sculpture. Now - I'm really wondering ..when and where you're managing to stage this???

2 Mar 2010 12:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Works so well in B&W with all the curves and reflections, very classy

2 Mar 2010 12:40pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a creative reflection shot!

2 Mar 2010 1:52pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love the photo, love the license plate and I think I am in love with Kat!

2 Mar 2010 1:54pm

@Ralph Jones: We just stumbled by this classic trailer. I couldn't allow the real license plate to be readable without a release for publication and didn't see any need to awaken the owners - this Photoshop® deception is the result. As to your feeling towards our fair model - she'll be reading this, so consider the message passed.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Top class shiny reflections, and she even has her name on the bus/trailer/caravan, how cool is that?

2 Mar 2010 2:56pm

alex centrella from California, United States

cool airstream !

2 Mar 2010 3:36pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

well, we all stop and look at her :)) Amazing reflection, her pose , shot :)

2 Mar 2010 4:17pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Kat is gorgeous and your street photography is phenomenal. Great eye for putting this scene together!

2 Mar 2010 4:20pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

You always seem to get more viewers than comments..."I wonder why ???"." ;>)

2 Mar 2010 6:51pm

@Jeff: Just leaving them 'speechless' it would appear, Jeff - thanks for the visit!

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Just love this shot ( to say nothing about the lady - *phew*!!!) And I think this is one of those unbelievably rare occasions when motorists would stop before the stop sign!

2 Mar 2010 7:35pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely lines, great shot

2 Mar 2010 8:13pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really nice

2 Mar 2010 9:51pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great one' very nice

3 Mar 2010 1:26am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I take it she lives in the trailer most of the time? Spends a lot of time on the road? Greyscale is perfect for this one. Did you ever ask her why she chose to shave her head?

3 Mar 2010 2:47am

@sherri: Hey there, Sherri - as I mentioned to Jerry and Ralph - the license plate is my construction (Photoshop) - to avoid publishing the real plate number. We just happened upon the Airstream - shortly after our shoot in the crosswalk. Kat is a graduate student, professional model, and very gifted photographer who still shoots film. Her portfolio is amazing. You can see her work at - - - Be sure to go to her 'self-portraits'. You'll have to ask her about her hair. Best - S.

Liang from San Francisco, United States

must be blistering cold to do shots like these on the streets, fine image in bw man!

3 Mar 2010 4:56am

k@ from Paris, France

Will you do an exhibition or a book of this fab serie ? Another masterpiece, love the glittering bus and the beautifully mirroring star of yours !

3 Mar 2010 10:02am

@k@: Thanks, Karine - for the generous words and suggestion. I don't know is the answer - setting a book up as a self publisher is considerable work. I've certainly entertained the thought. Your gentle nudge is appreciated.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

so does that mean you also photoshopped in the name on the license tag????? what a great shot did you find such an empty street?????

4 Mar 2010 1:48am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

A great model,great scene(there were people sleeping inside ??),great B+W conversion and of course great composition !! Top shot Stephen !!

4 Mar 2010 11:19am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Hey, Anthony - great to hear from you - I hope you are getting about much better these days. As to people sleeping in the trailer - we don't know. Stealth artists of the dawn - we tip-toed in and out and were gone. Heavens knows - we wouldn't want to create a scene!?!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nicely done, and I approve of you removing your knees, while leaving hers in.

7 Mar 2010 12:16am