Ginny

March 17th, 2007

ginnyhead Ginny

I’m an old fart. I’ve been doing photography for a long time. A lot longer than most of my models have been alive. I’ve done all kinds of photography, but women have always been my favorite subjects.

My friend, Dave Rudin, has been posting some of his older photos on his blog. I was going through a file drawer at my studio yesterday and came across an old print. It was, and still is, one of my favorite photos of one of my favorite models. The print has held up well since it was made. The photo was taken sometime around 1974 and the print made at about that time, or within a year or two, anyway. The camera was either a Nikon Ftn or a Nikkormat Ftn. The lens was my wonderful 85mm f/1.8. Film Tri-X developed in 1-1 D-76. I think the paper was Agfa Brovira…but can’t really be sure now.

I hope this isn’t too much of a shock to my photographer friends who have never seen anything from me except digital color. I worked in black and white for many years. My move to color was a decision about my direction as an artist. That happened long before I switched from film to digital. The move to digital was motivated at first by the desire to take full control of the process. Now, of course, digital quality has surpassed film.

The model, Ginny, was someone I photographed a lot when we were in college. She was beautiful and fun and up for just about anything to get a photo. I haven’t had any contact with her since we left school way back then.

It got me thinking about what a great time machine photography is. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) it only goes one direction. But here is beautiful Ginny. I’m pleased with how well this has held up as an image after all these years. She’s still as beautiful as ever and I don’t think there is anything about fashions or styles that really date the photo. Ginny is about 50 years old now. I wonder what she looks like today. I wonder what her life has been like and where she is today. I tried googling her with no success. I tried contacting her through our alma mater but the e-mail address they have for her isn’t working.

But, thank you Ginny for a fine photo. I hope you are well, wherever you are.

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