|Mexico City - 1969|
Anything that happened 51 years ago is but a vague memory for me. I have no idea how I came up with the concept of taking portraits of my Rosemary in 1969 when our first daughter Alexandra Elizabeth was perhaps one year old. While I have a fondness for film, it cannot compete with digital images that have the date and time in what is called File Info.
I do remember that if you look closely to the last three exposures on the left that Alexandra was doing what most babies do as often as they want.
I took these portraits in our second rented apartment that was on Herodoto Street in the not yet fashionable Zona Rosa of Mexico City.
What I can confirm without having to test my memory is that these were the first ever nude photographs I had ever taken. And obvious to anybody into the details, both were wearing pearl earrings. It has been a custom to pierce female babies’ears when they are born in the hospital in Latin America.
Because of my trip to Buenos Aires on 18 December to 31 December I am writing blogs now (this one today Friday January 14 2022.