As this is the first scene in which we see Eleanor and Max interacting, it is an important one. It sets the scene of their relationship beautifully and it does so without a single world uttered between them. Eleanor is reeling from her fight with Vane and is intent on drowning her sorrows. What we have seen of Eleanor so far is that she is fiery and doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. The Max we have seen up to this point is the front she puts on in her work - flirty and coy. Now we see Max serious for the first time, she is concerned about Eleanor and is aware of her presence the moment she enters the room. She goes to Eleanor and takes the glass from her like it’s second nature to her. Most tellingly, Eleanor lets her and doesn’t even try to protest. Then Max notices the bruise appearing on Eleanor’s jaw and a thousand things pass between them without a word. Max is clearly annoyed by what has happened to Eleanor. She takes her gently by the and and leads her away, Eleanor following pliant as anything.
Magical Photographs Follow the Lives and Friendship of Two Argentine Girls
Alessandra Sanguinetti tells the story of two young girls living in a rural province south of Buenos Aires in book one of her ongoing series The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams. The San Francisco-based Magnum photographer spent her childhood summers at her father’s farm, and found herself drawn to the sisters as they navigated their way from the innocence of childhood to the complexities of puberty—although not at first—Sanguinetti says of her subjects: “Beli and Guille were always running, climbing, chasing chickens and rabbits. Sometimes I’d take their picture just so they’d leave me alone and stop scaring the animals away, but mostly I would shoo them out of the frame. I was indifferent to them until the summer of 1999, when I found myself spending almost everyday with them. They were nine and ten years old then, and one day, instead of asking them to move aside, I let them stay.”
This is one of my all time favorite photography books.