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I do not typically wear hats.  Neither do my friends or family.  So, my interest in using hats in my photography is hard to explain.  But, hats have taken on a purposeful role in my photography . . .  the incorporation of a hat into a portrait to help tell the story of  the model I am shooting — playful, mysterious, sexy, moody, worldly, sassy, thoughtful, elegant, etc.  For me, hats seem to help fulfill Dr. Suess’ observation:  “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”  Here are some hat observations to go with some of my favorite recent hat shots.

“When you wear a hat, it is like medicine for the soul.  The hat is the expression of who you are as a women in every moment! The hat is your dreams of who you can be.  It facilitates the different parts of who you are:  With the wave of the hat, voila!  You are mysterious…no, you are sexy…now proper…now playful.’” (Anonymous)

“Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.”  (Frank Sinatra)

“You can flirt with a fan in your hand. You can flirt holding a cigarette, too.  But a woman can really flirt with a hat.”  (Dolores Foster)

“Women who love hats don’t get jealous.  It makes them happy to see a hat that looks good on someone else.  Women who wear hats know who they are.” (Anonymous)

“A hat is a shameless flatterer, calling attention to an escaping curl, a tawny braid, a sprinkling of freckles over a pert nose, directing the eye to what is most unique about a face.  Its curves emphasize a shining pair of eyes, a lofty forehead; its deep brim accentuates the pale tint of a cheek, creates an aura of prettiness, suggests a mystery that awakens curiosity in the onlooker.” (Jeanine Larmoth)

“Wearing hats has become like fine art for me.”  (Tina Brown)

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