Florence and the Machine - Stay With Me (Sam Smith cover)
[live @ Orange Warsaw Festival 06.14.2014] xx
This is out of this world.
florence my goddess.
American Girl in Italy (1951) by Ruth Orkin
The young woman pictured here is Ninalee Craig, who met and befriended photographer Ruth Orkin while travelling.
Story behind the photographs:
"Back in 1951, Craig was a carefree 23-year-old who spent more than six months making her way through France, Spain and Italy all by herself — something very few women did in the years following World War II.
In Italy she met another adventurous solo female traveler: Ruth Orkin, a 29-year-old photographer who came to Italy after completing an assignment in Israel.
An idea was hatched: They would head out together the next morning, wander around Florence and shoot pictures of what it was really like to travel alone as a young single woman.
From about 10 a.m. to noon the following day, Orkin shot photos of Craig - admiring statues, asking for directions, haggling at markets and flirting in cafes.
Orkin captured her famous “American Girl in Italy” photograph during those two hours of silliness and fun. Her contact sheets from that day reveal that she shot only two frames of that particular street scene.” x