That H. Upmann Yet One More Time, In White & In BlackWednesday, April 03, 2013
|Session 1, contact 1|
I will be having a gallery opening sometime in early May at Celia Duthie’s gallery on Salt Spring Island. She and her husband Nick want to go in three directions. One is portraits, the other plant scans and the third (more to my liking) eros. In the beginning Duthie told me she wanted an erotic show to shock the otherwise bucolic inhabitants of the island. She may be changing her mind a bit as she has now told me that her Duthie Gallery is a family gallery. But we have arrived at a compromise of sorts. The gallery has a largish salon and a smaller one which happens to have a door. We are going to put the Eros stuff in that room! My guess is that Nick Hunt will screen those who can enter and view.
|Session 1, contact 2|
While sifting through files I arrived at the cigar pictures of Leslie smoking an H. Upmann on my psychiatric couch in my studio that was on Robson and Granville. She was wearing my Puerto de Liverpool (a high class Mexico City department store) pin-stripe suit. I remember that she was also wearing my brogue shoes for effect even if they didn’t show.
What intrigued me is that the files said Leslie – Cigar I and II. It seems we had two sessions.
My memory of why I took pictures twice came back when I looked at the contact sheets. For the first shoot she wore white underwear and I had very little back light so that the cigar smoke did not show well enough.
You might note that in the second shoot contact 1, if you start on the top right (that is the correct sequence of my camera) it is the bottom middle shot, the sixth exposure that was the keeper. And yet…
|Session 2, contact 1|
|Session 2, contact 2|
|Session 2, contact 3|