Track Rhythms

Photography: Lillian Bassman, 1951

I like her sense of confidence. I adore her casual beauty and over night train attire. The photograph tells a story I am more then willing to become a distant witness too. There is mystery around her destination, a woman on a train in 1951 perhaps moving toward a life changing moment, or one that will simply catapult her into a new adventure. Either way, she seems prepared.

Comfortable and confident in a matter of fact kind of a way, this photograph is timeless, and possibly celebratory of a time when literal or metaphorical journeys taken by women were most important and ground breaking for the rest of the future generations to come.

At least for tonight, that is what I am thinking. -tM