|20 June 2023|
Today I had a pleasant occurrence. I was called by my long-time friend, animator Marv Newland. Both of us contributed for many years to Vancouver Magazine.
He called to tell me that he was going to get his hair cut by Miri, the Albanian barber around the corner from my house that I go to also.
After his cut we went to JJBean for coffee and it occurred to me that we had to return so as to have the three of us photographed. Before we left the coffee shop I showed Newland some of my recent stuff. I then told him that for the rest of the day, as usual I was going to do nothing.
He became quite a contrarian, to my pleasant surprise, telling me that he knew many people who really did nothing. My stuff proved that I was doing stuff as he was. He was going home to work on one of his animations in which he does the classic method with no digital stuff involved.
We had our portrait taken. I went home and within 15 minutes I was back to the barber shop and I gave Miri a print of our session. I wish other photographers knew how easy it is to print and how it beats showing people your photos on the phone screen.
I ended my day taking a self-portrait by placing my face on the scanner while smelling the fine scent of the English Rose, Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’.
Would it be a selfscanograph and am I a selfscanographer?