Since my Rosemary died on December 9 2020 I have been unable to write my blogs with any kind of regularity. I am consumed by melancholy and by two cats, Niño and Niña who cling to me and stare at me. They want constant attention. For a while I had the slight pleasure (a bit of melancholy, too) of walking Niño (without a leash) around the block just like Rosemary did. Then a couple of weeks ago he crossed the street and got entangled with the legs of an old man. The old man kicked him. Since then I have been unable to walk Niño past that spot and when people come he runs away. He used to be extremely friendly. I wonder how long before he forgets and we can return to our former walks.
Meanwhile I eat food that has little taste as this old man is losing the sense of taste. I perform the menialities (I love this discovered word) of the day and then lie on the bed with the cats on top of me telling myself that on the next days bright and early I will sit at my computer to write all those missing blogs.
But it doesn’t happen. So this blog is a new tack. It is vaguely innocuous in content. It is about photographs of a lovely woman I photographed in 1991 when I was first experimenting with my confused notions on eroticism. The pictures I took using a just purchased but used psychiatric couch. In those early 90s studio backdrops of canvas were in fashion. I had one in my studio on Robson and Granville.
The lovely woman’s name was Bonnie and showed up with Texan cowboy boots. I immediately had a warm spot for because there is nothing more Texan (part of my nostalgia of having gone to a Roman Catholic boarding school, St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas in the late 50) of seeing a woman in skirts or a dress while wearing cowboy boots.
I took a series of photographs of Bonnie sitting on the couch but I cannot show the third in the series showing a lot more beneath that this site would allow.
But it is only now that I have noticed that Bonnie had a strong resemblance to Brigitte Bardot.
Perhaps tonight or tomorrow I will get down to business and write a proper blog.