The Woman From Whiskey CreekFriday, March 13, 2020
To me what has happened in the last week and half seems like a renewal of my once collaborative relationship with writer Les Wiseman. In the days of gung-ho journalism we worked for many magazines. I was his Lenso the Argentinian Lensman. He wrote and asked me if I still photographed beautiful women! Perhaps when I am on the other side I will be snapping pictures of female angels.
Wiseman told me that a former journalism student of his wanted photographs taken. I contacted Emily who hails from Whiskey Creek, Vancouver Island. She told me she had been born on the wrong side of the tracks. But then she confessed that she thought she was dyslexic.
She showed up at my door on Friday and we took pictures. Emily considered everything in her suitcase of stuff (mostly black underwear) to be female and she talked to the many wigs she brought as, “She is difficult to put on but I really like her.”
Wiseman thanked me for doing this for him. I believe that the thank you should go to him from my direction. Emily was a delight.