|August 23, 2020 - Kitsilano, British Columbia|
Elfies! - I abhor them with extreme vehemence, particularly since the self-portrait adopted that new epithet.
In my past, particularly when I had my studio, I sometimes took my portrait. In most cases I faced a large mirror. This usually occurred on my birthday (my hospital one of August 31, 1942). My birth certificate states I was born on April 18 1943. In my native Argentina things happen.
This terrible year of 2020 I have all that time to think and I believe that I will soon write a blog referring to Samuel Johnson’s famous quote, “77 a time to be in earnest.” I am presently 77 and when I write that blog I will use the photograph you see here. I took it today, August 23, 2020 with my last box of Fuji Instant 3000 film.
|August 31 2006 Robson & Granville Studio - Vancouver British Columbia|
One of my favourite aspects of the portrait is the one taken with intervals of time. The photograph that I accompany today’s self-portrait I took on August 31, 2006.
Today’s portrait was very difficult as I could not hang my heavy mirror on the wall. The studio is small and there is no window light that I could use to bring Pam’s portrait behind me to more light. But it will do.