|8 July 2023|
When Ralph Rinke brought me his portrait of me on a hosta leaf he left with me with a similiar interest to his obsession of using other methods, unusual ones, of photographic reproduction.
I had his hosta portrait framed and then I embarked on doing an equivalent one that would include my Rosemary (and Alexandra). I chose a photograph that really was not adequate. I should have used a tighter portrait.
|First good effort |
On every possible sunny day I would snip a Hosta ‘Guacamole’ because it had a light centre that might reproduce my Rosemary/Ale inkjet transparency.
I think that I will now quit (at least with this duo) and say, in Spanish, “¡Yá! This is a special shortcut word that translates to, “That’s it. I quit.”
|Yours truly holding my first camera, a Pentacon F I purchased in 1958 by Ralph Rinke|