I like the shot, Rob, but I can't avoid a nagging feeling that you might be stretching the word "Recent" just a tad far.
Jeremy, 'recent' is a comparative term; at my age, recent isn't the same as for a newborn babe. My mother told me, approaching her nineties, that she was still twenty-seven or so; I believed her then and I now know she was telling the truth.
Goddamit, we still make and look at documentaries about (classical) Roman mistesses, wives and mothers! If two thousand years is but the batting of an eyelid, what's a few long months or, alternatively, short years? (We may make movies about recent
Roman ladies too, but I can't vouch for that because I haven't been in a cinema since Thunderball
because the print I was attempting to watch was OOF and the manager, when I went to complain, said it wasn't.)
Anyway, it's light relief from other things. Such as taxes and cerebral battles about photographic morality and honesty - a paradox, no doubt - in the art world.
At least I offer no Statement!