Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mag 142, 11/4/12, "Smile-!"

                                               
                                               Charis, Lake Ediza, California, 1937 by Edward Weston
     
            " Shahiriz ! Killer of the giant prehistoric Lizard!" I grinned at my companion.
          Emily was beat and in no mood for my games. She cocked her head,
          "You drag me all the way out here, into the middle of nowhere- supposedly
          to pose for a painting in this ghastly weather-" She threw an arm out to indicate 
           the wasteland around us.
          "I  know I am sorry -"  I squinted into the sun and then back at her as she 
          slid down to sit by the rock face. " Let me rest for a moment."
              I passed her the water canteen." How about we change plans ?
           I photograph you for a while and then we will return home." 
          And that was how I ended up with 25 black and white photographs of my 
          good friend and model Emily Troop.


11 comments:

Margaret said...

It does look like she's up against a pre-historic lizard! I love it when imagination is let loose... and you've done that here, my dear :)

Cloudia said...

Antique, yet immediate, human ,timeless



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Other Mary said...

Ah, so that's how it happened. You're words fit her expression very well!

Hedgi said...

very clever take on the prompt. I like it!!

Sue J said...

She doesn't look too thrilled about the arrangements at all. Good take on the image.

Brian Miller said...

ha i like the story you have created to explain the picture....but best to make the most of a busted situation eh?

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah the life of the artist's companion...

SilverGardenia said...

Nice story. I like it.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I like the name you've given her - Emily Troop! No wonder she's wearing those boots!

Kathe W. said...

nice twist - clever you!

~T~ said...

She looks like a real Trooper! And in that ghastly sunlight and all...
Nice story.