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Jim Erickson - Set Decorator
Friday, April 19, 2013

My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Jim Erickson - Set Decorator



I have come to the realization that the only time we really look at ourselves is when some one hands us a photo of ourselves they have taken. It is only then, when seen through the eyes of another, we actually see what we look like. And it is unsettling and fascinating.

Mirrors merely reflect what we are doing to ourselves, brushing our teeth, combing our hair, straightening our tie. I doubt most of us never really pay much attention to what we actually look like and, let’s face it, the mirror has no opinion. I think the photo some one else has taken has the point of view of the taker and when I look at it I usually say to myself, “really?”

For the past 25 years I have actively discouraged photos of myself. In fact I have a collection of photos of my back, of me looking at famous world landmarks, The Pyramids in Egypt, Notre Dame in Paris, the reclining Buddha in Thailand, Lake Louise in Alberta. I do not like looking at myself in photos. I think they might be too honest and don’t match the sense of self I have of myself which seems to be a slim 22 year old with a full head of hair.

I am now 63. I have had a great career in the film business, have seen more of the world than I ever dreamed, have learned more about this fascinating life than I ever thought possible, have been in love and have been loved, I have been close enough to death to appreciate this life, and I now am round with thin short hair. In this photo I see all that. There is a twinkle in my eye that gives me a sense of humour and a sense of a settled life and maybe even a true sense of self.




Alexandra Hill Soprano
Georgina Elizabeth Isles Figure Model
Emma Middleton Actor
Mark Pryor Author/Lawyer/Assistant DA Travis County TX
Brother Edwin Charles Reggio, CSC Mentor & Teacher
Veronica Vex Burlesque Dancer
George McWhirter Poet
Raúl Guerrero Montemayor Padre-Compadre
Alexandra Waterhouse-Hayward Maestra
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JJ Lee Writer
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André De Mondo Wanderer
Colin MacDonald Saxophonist/Composer
Nina Gouveia Yoga Instructor
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Timothy Turner - Real Estate Agent
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Johnna Wright & Sascha Director/Mother - Son/Dreamer
Decker & Nick Hunt Cat & 19th century amateur
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Stefanie Denz Artist
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Byron Chief-Moon Actor/Dancer
Colin Horricks Doctor
Ian Mulgrew Vancouver Sun Columnist
Jocelyn Morlock Composer
Corinne McConchie Librarian
Rachel Ditor Dramaturg
Patrick Reid Statesman, Flag Designer
Michael Varga CBC Cameraman
Bronwen Marsden Playwright/Actress/Director
David Baines Vancouver Sun Columnist
Alex Waterhouse-Hayward Photographer
Lauren Elizabeth Stewart Student
Sandrine Cassini Dancer/Choreographer
Meredith Kalaman Dancer/Choreographer
Juliya Kate Dominatrix



     

Previous Posts
Whence They Came?

The Medium Of My Message

My Personal Take On Eros

People, Plants & Passion

Alexandra Hill - Soprano

A Camellia Is Not A Rose But A Bic Mac Is Always A...

Georgina Elizabeth Isles - Figure Model

A Fine Day In The Garden With A Fine Finish

My Turquoise Years & The Grand Coulee Dam

A Day In The Darkroom & A Solarized Violin



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8/21/16 - 8/28/16

8/28/16 - 9/4/16

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9/18/16 - 9/25/16

9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

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2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17