Over Fifty At Eight Hundred & Thirty Two HundredSunday, August 18, 2013
Supposing I had five very large rooms in which I would display the photographs of the women I have photographed in the many years that I have taken pictures. Supposing if I were to classify the photographs by age in decades, what then?
The under two decades I could fill entirely with young girls (mostly my granddaughters), teenagers and young adults. The twenties and the 30s would also be so full I would have to pull back. But once I arrived in the 40s and the 50s the display area for photographs would be close to bare.
So it was a distinct pleasure that this past Thursday (I write this on Friday evening to post for Sunday as I am ahead in my blogs for a change) I photographed a beautiful woman who happened to be over 50.
|Nikon FM-2, 50mm lens, Kodak T-Max 400|
For the session I used three cameras. With my Mamiya RB-67 Pro SD I took pictures with the Fuji Instant Film FP-3000B, 3200 ISO, which I now find has been, alas, discontinued. With the two Nikons FM-2 I shot Kodak T-Max 400 pushed to 800 and Fuji Superia 800 colour negative film.
Displayed here is Nina Watt in her little black dress.
After I took the pictures, that evening I received a troubling email from her. She asked me what I was going to do with the pictures. She would have never known how troubling this was. At one time I could have placed photographs in magazines and written stories to accompany them. At one time I was represented by a few local galleries so I could display them on the wall as a show. At one time I might go for coffee with photographer friends. They seem to be gone and the ones that I contact, as a rule do not call back.
Now? There is, thankfully, this blog. The pictures I will neatly insert in envelopes and file under W.
But that sorry state of my personal isolation does not remove the pleasure of taking pictures of beautiful women and especially one that is over 50.
|Nikon FM-2, 50mm lens, Fuji Superia 800|