|Rosa 'Fair Bianca' 10 August 2022|
In my approach to editorial photography (shooting for magazines and newspapers) my first pressing question to myself was justification. I had to have a reason for shooting my photograph that I was about to take.
In this July/August with something blooming in my garden I am busy with the distraction of scanning what interests me.
Rosa ‘Fair Bianca’ is a rose that Rosemary and I had in our old garden for years. It was one of her favourites because it was white. Another reason that both of us had was that the rose was myrrh scented. I explain to those who ask me about that scent that it is a combination of Pernod, lemon, a Magnolia grandiflora flower soap with a touch of black pepper.
There is another feature that this white rose named after the younger sister (the real shrew!) to Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew that to me is delightful. Every once in a while it gets a little dot of red. This also happens with another English Rose, Rosa ‘Winchester Cathedral’
So I see the rose and I want to scan it. How can I scan it and somehow justify a blog about it?
First thing was to put la blanca rosa, Jorge Luís Borges into Google to see what I would find.
What was the second citation was my old blog about a Borges poem that includes a reference to a white rose. Here is the blog in question:
And so I have a personal justification for the scan and this blog.