This shot -- taken by American photographer Paul Outerbridge, an early pioneer in color photography -- was part of a series of photographs the artist took while traveling though Mexico and California in the late 40's/early 50s. Shooting with vivid Kodachrome, he aimed to capture the quirkiness of everyday life and leisure culture of the Baja Peninsula at the time. Up until this point, Outerbridge was mostly known for studio portraits and still lifes.
The super-saturated reds of the gas station and the brilliant greens in the woman's skirt and the plants in the background remind us of the glossy full lips at DVF and green-hued eyes at Phillip Lim.
Learn more about the artist here.
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