PasadoMonday, August 17, 2015
|Michael Audain circa 1990|
My Rosemary has charmed me for years with some of her quirks. One of them is about her pronunciation of the Spanish word pasado. Rosemary’s Spanish is very good but when she says something is pasado she emphasizes a gringo pronunciation.
When a fruit is overripe in Spanish we say it is pasado.
In many other blogs I have shown my scans, particularly of red Gallica roses that to my eyes look very beautiful when they are pasado.
Currently I am methodically weeding out my negatives since 1975. I want to reduce my metal four-drawer filing cabinets from 10 to perhaps 5. Many Vancouver law firms and business men are achieving mortality in these files. I don’t recycle the negatives as plastic as I don’t want anybody to retrieve them. They are going straight into the garbage.
In the drawer with the a’s I found Polygon Homes’s Michael Audain. I was hired by Equity, a local business magazine to photograph him around 1990. I did this in his office using a Widelux swivel-lens panoramic camera. This one in his office very near the Cambie Stree Bridge indicates that some years back Audain was collecting art.
Should he see this 8x10 photograph which I printed, not archivally, in resin coated photographic paper he just might like its “pasado” quality. The staining is due to either insufficient fixing or washing or both. I kind of like it too.
It is neat that both Rosa “The Fairy” and Audain today are pasado.
|Rosa 'The Fairy'|