Tuesday, November 17, 2020
En marzo del 2017 tuvímos una huésped por unas semanas en nuestra casita en el barrio Kitsilano de Vancouver. Sandrine Cassini es una bailarina francesa que durante unos años bailó para Ballet BC. Nos hicimos amigos y por varios años me posó. En esta ocasión mi…
Monday, November 02, 2020
“La Iglesia dice: El cuerpo es una culpa.
La ciencia dice: El cuerpo es una máquina.
La publicidad dice: El cuerpo es un negocio.
El cuerpo dice: Yo soy una fiesta.”
“The Church says: the body is a sin.
Science says: the body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.”
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Dyslexia can be a problem when one of my subjects that I photographed in my studio sometime in the 90s was named Michelle Renee or was it Renee Michelle?
She came to one of our Thursday lunches (writers, illustrators, photographers, journalists, editors) and somehow I asked…
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Aquí en Vancouver han llegado las lluvias. Es fácil deprimirse. Pero no me sucede porque en nuestra casita ( cozy como dice nuestra nieta Lauren) tengo a mi Rosemary y a nuestros dos gatos Niño y Niña. Son anaranjados y blancos. …
Saturday, November 21, 2020
In his 1979 book Arabia, Jonathan Raban describes how he eventually was able to, “Just be sitting at table among mosquitoes with glasses of Stella beer…” with his fellow travel writer of note, Jan Morris when both happened to be in Cairo. …
Monday, November 16, 2020
Many of the 20th century photographers I have admired since I became interested in photography around 1958 have been photographers who were not one-trick-ponies. They were versatile. One of the most versatile was Edward Steichen.
Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 — March 25, 1973) was…
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Every time I drive on 12th Avenue past the Vancouver General Hospital I notice that their smokestack has been demolished. What is left of it is wrapped in what looks like surgically clean plastic.
I remember another time when for an article on VGH cuts for…
Saturday, November 14, 2020
On someday of January 2000 I was having quite a few photographic sessions with my Japanese Canadian friend H. One day she suggested that she be photographed with a woman who did Shiatsu. I was to take photographs that represented accurate Shiatsu applications.
For the shoot…
Friday, November 13, 2020
For years my mother told me how my sister Vicky had been born dead. She told me that she had red hair. I have been interested to the point of obsession in red-haired women since.
It was sometime in the late 70s when we were living…