Femme Fatale meets Los Angeles Photographer
She was a femme fatale alright. You met her, you were done. The femme fatale is one of the classic characters of film noir, perfectly represented in Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity" or Clouzot's "Diabolique".
A femme fatale with a gun is stepping it up. Guns are machines built to kill people. They have their own esthetics of threat. Put a gun into a picture and there is terror. It separates those who point them from those that are pointed at.
It is bringing in the shadows and the world of twilight where we suddenly forgot if there will ever be another day. That's a well armed femme fatale.