La Dame en bleuTuesday, December 05, 2017
This photograph of my friend the luminous dancer Sandrine Cassini was severely overexposed on my Fuji X-E1. I had not yet adjusted the ISO rating of the camera to my studio flash settings.
Because I no longer have a darkroom and particularly since these photographs are digital to begin with I have been adjusting this past year to a fully lit darkroom that is my oficina. I sit comfortably at my Edwardian desk where I have a Dell/Sony Cathode Ray Tube monitor. I look out on our deck with all its bare bones winter colour. The birds are flying around. They like the birdseed I place in the pots every day.
Not quite a month ago we were visited by Cassini who occupied our guest room. She had a heavy schedule of auditions but did consent to pose for me a day before she left. I long for her to come back so I can take more photographs of her.
There is something about her face, her athletic and graceful body and her French accent that somehow in those dark and rainy days of November she made me not notice the gloom.