Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Adrienne Ames

Notes From The Lockdown

I would be one to complain about the Covid-19 pandemic, that I am isolated, that I am not free to go out regularly, that I wear a mask, it is endless. On the other side, there are positives...I am isolated, I am not free to go out regularly, and I wear a mask. And a cool one at that. The option is available, and it is grim. So live the life.

Creatively, it is a different story. I can't go out and  photograph the empty streets without using public transit, that great air recirculator, No portraits or retro photos of snappy models, Nothing much. I have been colourising pictures of silent movie stars. Th reason is simple. Doing it is something like playing arpeggios on Photoshop. The doll shots are random, and more are on the way. Hang in there folks. Things will get better.
Renee Adoree, 1928. I need to work on the eyes.

The ever tragic Helen Twelvetrees, 1931

Pola Negri

Sylvia Sydney, 1932

Theda Bara, 1918

Stay well. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Covid Memories

The founding fathers didn't use apostrophes either, it seems.

If photographer Joshua Bickel doesn't get the Pulitzer for that photo, I'll eat my hat. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A Scene From My Window

Tuesday, 15th April, 2020. Photographed whine under Covid-19 quarantine curfew. Orleans, ON.