Frissell loved an unorthodox angle, and her use of a low point of view in Frida Kahlo standing next to an agave plant gives her subject a bold, dramatic edge. Kahlo appears almost monumental in stature, a figure of fortitude and divinity, grace and guts. She raises her shawl like a wing and gazes directly into the camera. Her expression is enigmatic, but her beautiful brow furrows subtly in concentration—or is that confrontation? Her mouth rests, lips closed, in a mysterious mid-point. Kahlo’s specific state of mind is hard to decipher, but there’s nothing ambivalent about the impression she makes in this image. She seems unshakable, idiosyncratic, complex, heavy with history, and capable of surviving against all odds. The huge agave plant behind her echoes this adaptive tenacity. It is exquisitely unusual, hearty, drought-resistant, made to master its arid environment. Its leaves are studded with sharp spikes to ward off predators. It is armed and unabashedly itself. Surely Frissell considered the correlation when she photographed Kahlo in the fore ... Read more on the blog!
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