these paragraphs I sketch several decades of life making photographs.
[In the digital age this relationship may be reversed.] The
narrative is not all that interesting, but much better than
the evening news.
Life with Nudes begins with THE WHITE PICTURES (early 1970s),
an attempt to make photographs that looked like Beardsley
drawings. It began with a nude which I gave that title. I
can’t say now why this was important. I asked friends
who were in couples to sit topless for a portrait in this
mode. I was shooting in the kitchen against a white wall with
little in the way of proper lighting, and I was experimenting
with all the other technical requirements as well, so most
of these sessions were not successful and fortunately do not
ROBIN worked as "it should, the gods be blessed,
because she has such a wonderful face and chest. THE HITCHIKER
really was a hitchhiker I picked up along Main St. in Buffalo
and asked to model. The negative was not really suited to
high key printing so it was difficult to print, but the shot
was so good I was motivated to make it work -- with the help
of, thanks to Bruce Jackson, Agfa #6 paper.
With DANCER I used high contrast copy film, and while this
made abstracting the lines much easier, the pictoral elements
were almost impossible to control so shooting was an almost
to move on...
Page 1 :: Next