Progress On A Work In Progress
Friday, January 27, 2012
When my mother traveled to Mexico from Argentina in 1952 she was given there a red rebozo. Its intense, rich red reminded me of the robe from that first Cinemascope production The Robe with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons. The robe was the robe of Jesus Christ. My mother's rebozo was made of rough cotton and the red came from a natural vegetable dye. I have treasured it all these years and I have often used it as a portrait prop.
When I met Jennifer Froese, a friend of Bif Naked, she seemed very sad. She was the very opposite of her friend. When she posed for me this sadness was evident but wonderful at the same time.
She revealed her tattoo and here you see but a glimpse of it, partly hidden by my mother's red Mexican rebozo.
I wrote the above on Monday, January 11, 2007 and I must have taken Jennifer Froese’s photograph at least 10 years before. I guess it was then when I began to have inkling that my mother’s rebozo would some day become a project. The project is in progress as I have written here
And the pictures below, a couple that I took in 2010 that make the grade of my specifications plus a few more that are scanner Fuji instant film prints are a preview. The original Ektachromes will be the ones that will appear in this work in progress.
|Dana Luccock - Singer|
|Sandrine Cassini -Dancer/Choreographer|
|Ivette Hernandez - Actress|
|Ian Mulgrew - Columnist Vancouver Sun|
|Meredith Kalaman - Dancer/Choreogapher|
|Brownen Marsden - Actress/Playwright|