dinsdag 10 augustus 2010
Glasses: Trend Italy, 1990's brown cat eye (Lentilux)
[L: -16.00; c-1.50 o / R: -16.00]
This striking portrait of Nanda and the preceding
39 portraits are remastered versions of earlier
postings on this weblog. Most of these portraits,
along with one new portrait of Nel, will be shown at
my exhibition "Ladies behind crystal veil".
Opening of the exhibition will take place on
September 16th, at 16.00,
De Vrijhof, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Holland.
Seven or more of my models will do a catwalk, wearing
some of the finest glasses used during their photo shoots
Glasses: nameless, (neo) early 1960's cat eye
[L: +5.00; c+2.00 o / R: +5.00; c+0.50 o / bif c add 2.50]
This portrait was one of Charlotte's favourites, so
I included it for the exhibition, along with a great
"en profil" portrait in modern Zenni glasses
Glasses: GC, 1974 or 1975
Lettie is another model who kindly sent me a short
list, containing her half dozen favourites from her
photo shoot. I was delighted to read that this "time
capsule" portrait in mid 1970's GC glasses was on
Glasses: Silhouette, early 1980's
[L: -3.00; c-1.50 v / R: -2.50; c-1.50 v]
It's a great pity that the opening of the exhibition
will take place when some of my models (including
Lettie) are abroad or unable to attend the event
because of their work. However, the majority of
my models will attend the opening. Lettie will do
another photo shoot after the exhibition and she
said that she'd enjoy doing a catwalk if another
occasion arises in the future. Great!
Glasses: Minerva, late 1950's cat eye
During her photo shoot, Mieke said she prefers
glasses from the cat eye era, so this portrait in
pearls and beautiful Minerva glasses was chosen
for the exhibition - and probably for the catwalk
as well. An excellent choice!
Glasses: Luxotica, 1990's
[L: -7.00; c-2.50 v / R: -9.00; c-2.50 v]
After her second photo shoot, Farishta mentioned
this portrait in Luxotica glasses as being one of her
favourites, so I selected it for the exhibition, along
with the next portrait in 1970's Lozza glasses.
Farishta is one of my models who will participate in
the catwalk. Great!
Glasses: Bausch & Lomb, (neo?) 1960's
[L=R: +1.25 / bif add 1.75]
Astrid did four photo shoots, each with wonderful
results, but she always maintained that her portraits
in these Bausch & Lomb bifocals were her favourites.
Needless to say, they will be part of the exhibition!
Glasses: Silhouette 1413, made in 1994
[L: -8.00; c-1.00 h / R: -7.50; c-1.00 h / var add 1.75]
This portrait was Nel's favourite after her first photo
shoot. Needless to say, it will be included in the exhibition.
Last year, after doing another photo shoot with Nel,
it dawned to me that she could only cover a small part of
my collection and it would be handy to look for models
with a different Rx. When I discussed this with Nel,
she started suggesting candidates and then the ball started
After doing a couple of photo shoots, I started this weblog,
working away for myself quietly. After a few months, the
weblog was discovered by Martin from Köln who also supplied
me with some excellent hig Rx glasses. More international
reactions followed, and it developed into a dedicated - and
much appreciated - peer group.
Some time after her own superb photo shoot, Carla suggested
the option of an exhibition to me. This was something I had
not considered at all - but then again, why not?
Shortly after the arrangements for the exhibition were made,
Nel suggested that the opening would be much more of an
event if a catwalk was included. Nel was also the first model
who volunteered to participate in the catwalk. Hiska was all
go for it when I suggested the catwalk to her and soon I had
no less than seven volunteers for the catwalk.
I felt grateful
for the generosity of my "Ladies behind crystal veil" and I
still feel that way. The project has grown steadily, not only
under my own hands, but also under my models' hands.
Thanks to each and every one of you, ladies!
But it all really started with my own partner, Nel. Thank you,
my dear Nel, for your continuous support during all the
subsequent phases of the project!
Glasses: Zenni 2294
Reading segments: Stickonlens
[L: -10.25; c-0.75 v / R: -10.50; c-1.50 v / bif add 2.50]
This stunning portrait of Nel is a preview of a photo
shoot that we did on July 4th. The photo shoot will be
posted after the opening of the "Ladies behind crystal
veil" exhibition which will take place at 16.00 on
September 16th, Vrijhof, University of Twente, Enschede,
The Netherlands. Nel will do another photo shoot next
Nel will participate in the catwalk during the opening
of the exhibition and we selected a couple of beautiful
myodisc glasses (a Formlenti and a Lentilux, both quite
close to her own Rx) for her to wear during the catwalk.
Many of my models have posed in myodiscs near the
end of their photo shoots, often with marvellous results.
But it would require a GOC experiment if they had to
do the cat walk in myodiscs. Instead, some models
will pose in myodiscs in a standing position during
the event. A video of the catwalk will be posted on the
internet for those who can't attend the opening.