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A DECADE OF CAMOUFLAUGE: ALZHEIMERS RAVAGE

 

Since mother has passed on I cannot photograph her. Our relationship was close and complex. My first attempt at painting what it must be like to be erased by this disease.

AN LABARRE, BONNIE AND JODY, DEC 13, 1973, ORANGE CO., NC

Portrait of a high school friend, her horse and her dog. Won a purchase award from North Carolina Art Society and started their collection of photographs. Cover photograph of Kate Vaiden, the first book Reynolds Price wrote after his spinal surgery to remove cancer. In several museum collections including the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas and the NCMA.

Shot with a 4×5 field camera at dawn, the image was motivated by a dream which had An,her white horse and fog. The first time we made a date to shoot, there was no fog, so I learned what would produce fog and we made a more tenative date. Two weeks later we got our fog and out of 17 shots there was only one in which the girl, the horse and dog were all still.

JOHN MENAPACE

Portrait of John Menapace and Adrian, one of his daughters. John gave me my first view camera lessons the summer before I studied at M.I.T. I studied again with him at Penland School of Crafts where I met Elizabeth Matheson, a photographer from Hillsborough, NC. Shot at Ward Street Sudio.

NUDE MAN 1 BODY BUILDER FRONT VIEW

Frontal view of nude body builder was made with a 20×24 Polaroid camera, one of six in the world, when the camera came to visit the Raleigh Durham area.
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