Anita Roberts TwiceSunday, August 09, 2015
|Anita Roberts - 1978
One of the singular pleasures of my profession as a photographer is the portrait encore. I first photographed Anita Roberts in 1978. By then I had purchased a new-fangled (for the time) 6x7 cm medium format Mamiya RB-67. I used a flash with an umbrella. I had yet to discover the revolutionary Chimera softboxes. This particular portrait has attitude. This is a word that became overused by the fashion industry of the time. In a few attempts to become a fashion photographer I was repeatedly told I lacked attitude. Thanks to that I became a magazine photographer specializing in portraiture.
All those years later, just a few days ago, Anita Roberts again faced my camera. This time around (although I did take some b+w shots with the venerable Mamiya) she faced my digital Fuji-X-E1.
My Argentine artist friend Nora Patrich is in town and will be here until the end of the month. Anita, Nora and I are working on a colaboración. As Rachel Maddow often says, "Watch this space."
|Anita Roberts - August 2015