Olena, she of the formerly blue hair was born in Ukraine and lived for many years in Colombia. A few years ago she settled down in Vancouver with her Colombian doctor husband. I have been happily doing cooperative photographic projects with her. I thought I had run the gamut. I thought we were “through”.
Olena believes that we must continue, as human beings, to do
what we do without concern if it is important to others or not. She told me
that I had never photographed her outside in the woods. I mentioned that I had
a lack of interest in this as I had started taking figure photography in
beaches and in forests in the late 70 and early 80s. I could not possibly do
anything new. I was wrong.
|Summer Interior - Edward Hopper|
Then I saw Edward Hopper’s Summer Exterior and I was suddenly inspired. I told Olena to bring a sheet. Her husband Alex (a very good amateur photographer) offered to be my assistant. And so we had a successful session thanks to Edward Hopper and Olena’s prodding.