|Arden Claude Nash (AKA Clavo) November 1996|
In that year the Georgia Straight had lots of important and Memorable content. I was assigned to photograph this man and was given not much information. In that past century (I cannot speak for this one) photographers had the reputation of being stupid so we were never burdened with too much information.
I complain in this digital century how everything that was supposed to be simpler and is not. The mantra these days is if you want to improve something make it more complicated.
Our Chevrolet Cruze has been at the dealers now for three days. Randomly both our key fobs (called transmitters by Dueck’s) do not work. I have a special key within the fob that is inserted at the bottom of the door handle. Have of it is removed and a conventional lock appears. As soon as I open the door randomly, either the alarm sounds, a reading appears that says someone is trying to steal the car or I am told to put my fob into the cup holder as another receiver will recognize it and I will be able to start the car. It seems that this problem is a first for my friendly dealer.
But going back to the good things of this century. I put in Arden Nash into Google and presto! (it deserves another presto!):
From that info I found out three interesting things. His nickname in Spain was Clavo (a carpenter’s nail), he was a communist and he died two years after I photographed him.
Obviously someone at the Straight in honour of Remembrance Day wanted to celebrate a Canadian from a relatively unknown war.
This is my early tribute to Remembrance Day.