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My First Communion, A Book of Birds & A Red Bra
Friday, July 19, 2013



Linda Lorenzo - El Federal

 Last Thursday’s purchase of Wallace Reyburn’s Bust-Up – The Uplifting tale of Otto Titzling and the development of the bra had me going into my files to find photographs of my subjects from the past and most recently where they may have posed with a bra.

Alex & Lolita my grandmother
I found close to 50 and alas I felt most stupid in that in my youthful (when I was young) obsession to have my subjects undrape as quickly as possible I often skipped the underwear part of it. Now as an old man I can see the erotic element of clothed or semi clothed women trumping the pure nude. Live and learn. I have perhaps wasted a greater part of my life but I have learned and it is not too late to find a remedy and correct my oversight.

My blog, this one, went up and soon as it was up I remembered three or more subjects who had posed in a bra. But I was angry at myself that one of my best subjects ever, the very Argentine and very beautiful Linda Lorenzo had not posed for me in a bra.

On 7 December 1950 when I was 8 years old I had my first Communion in a chapel around the corner from our house on Calle Melián in Buenos Aires. I know that exact date for a fact because Alicia Bakken (she must have been a friend of my mother’s) gave me a book, an Argentine book, El Mundo de los Pájaros which featured facts and illustrations of Argentine and South American birds. I have kept the book all these years.

 Some 13 years ago, Juan Manuel Sánchez, Nora Patrich, Claudia Katz and I had a show called Argentine Nostalgia. During, almost a year preceding the show we met with Linda Lorenzo and used her as our inspiration for memories we had of the rosy Argentine of our past.

Remembering my book of birds I chose a few from my green book and transformed Lorenzo into those birds.

One of them was the Federal, a bird with a bright red head and chest. I asked Lorenzo if she had a red bra. She didn’t. Nora Patrich did.

I am happy to report that indeed I did photograph the beautiful Linda Lorenzo in a bra. I would not now add her picture to that other bra blog. I will place it here where she deserves, all alone and with no competition.

Argentine Birds
That elegant and most melancholy Tero





     

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Stopped At The Kasserine Pass

Rediscovering Tara Revisited

A Fine Mano A Mano In Bard's Elizabeth Rex

Clearing The Deck

That Elmore Leonard Girl

Measure For Measure - A Twofer & Nun Nicer

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