Because I have now written 6001 blogs it has become increasingly more difficult to find a new topic. Because my blog has a very good internal search engine I know that I have written this or that blog many times before.
Today, wanting to get over my blog writing slump, as I was walking down the stairs, I noticed this framed photograph of Alexandra that I took quite a few years ago on a BC Ferry. I have written many blogs on the subject and I even have a file in this computer called Ferry Portraits.
There is one aspect that I think will be almost new. When we arrived to Vancouver in 1975 we noticed that both Alexandra and Hilary had curious eye habits. We took them to a specialist called Pratt Johnson who was never able to figure out what it was all about. Hilary would look at TV with her face turned away to one side. Alexandra would pose this odd question when I would take her portrait. She would say, “Do you want me to look at you like this or like this?” Pratt Johnson was able to tell us that Alexandra had monocular vision and lacked depth perception.
It is perhaps because of her monocular vision that this photograph to me is most striking and why I notice it all the time.
And there is another reason why her portrait is striking. This is due to the fact that her father is very good at it.