Smiling Girl With A Feminine Gesture

Girl with feminine gesture
Shot in the town of Berhampore, India ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The girl seemed to remember something suddenly and started to smile while putting her hand to her mouth

The girl I met in Berhampore might have been embarrassed. When I pointed the camera at the girl wearing a bindi between her eyebrows and earrings, she put her hand to her mouth and started smiling. It was a very feminine gesture. But her gaze wasn't on my camera, she was staring into the distance. Maybe she was trying to figure out why she was being photographed by a foreigner she didn't know.

Gestures are sometimes the same gesture, but they can mean different things in different cultures. In Japan, when you make a loop with your finger, it means money, but in most countries, it can mean something obscene. This gesture made me feel feminine, but I don't know if people in India feel the same way.

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May 2013 INDIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

7549

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

May 24, 2013

Modified On

September 24, 2020

Place

Berhampore, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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