|Loretta Todd - Eden Robinson|
These days I try to find reasons to leave the house so that somehow the solitary life of living without my Rosemary gives me the slight distraction of a purpose at hand. Today I went to pick up some frames (many featuring Rosemary) at Magnum Frames on Kent Avenue. Returning home I was listening to Tom Power’s Q on CBC Radio 1. He was interviewing Native Canadian filmmaker Loretta Todd who has just released her latest film called Monkey Beach which is based on Eden Robinson’s first (2000) novel by that name. It seems it has taken Todd 8 years to finish this film that is dear to her heart.
As I listened to her I remembered that back in 1999 I photographed four Native Canadian filmmakers and one of them was Loretta Todd. In those days journalism existed ever so nicely and that included covering the arts. I had been assigned by the Georgia Straight.
I also remembered that in 2000 I had taken photographs of Eden Robinson for the Globe and Mail.
Fishing out the two 6x7 cm transparencies of Todd and Robinson have distracted me. Combining them and writing the above short blog have made me smile (a tad).
And Mr. Tom Power, thank you.