The Photo Trailer In LillooetFriday, August 09, 2013
As a photographer I am infrequently in my own pictures. I often express this lapse with the question, “Who shaves the barber?”
This last week when Rosemary and I visited Alexandra (Ale) in Lillooet where she teaches in the elementary school (I believe there is more than one) I happened to look out of our bedroom window and I spotted the old trailer that she has in the side of her house. I thought that the trailer’s paint job went well with Ale’s dress so I told her I would photograph her there and perhaps even take some self portraits, too. Upon seeing these pictures my Rosemary said, “Why would you use that trailer?” Even though I have been married to her for 45 years I am constantly being surprised!
I took this picture on July 31. On the 27th of this month Ale will be 45 and on the 31st I will be 71. It seems right that somehow I took these pictures. There is calmness in my daughter’s expression that makes me think that Rosemary and I did something right and we should be justly proud of her. Which we are.