zondag 31 oktober 2010
If only the -1.50 cylinders in the lenses had been
vertical (close to 0 - or 180 degrees if you wish -)
instead of horizontal (90 degrees), Nel would have
enjoyed perfect eyesight through these sunglasses.
However, the Rx was near enough to use the glasses
for this photo shoot
vrijdag 29 oktober 2010
Left to right: Nel, Petra and Nanda.
Location: De Spiegel, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
This new exhibition can be seen until November 4th (not during
the weekend), from 8.00 till 18.00.
The photo shoot with Petra enabled me to include two favourite
pairs of myodiscs at the exhibition. They were not selected for
the first exhibition and as Petra could see fairly well through the
minus 14 lenses, her portraits came out in a beautiful, natural way.
The Rx of the glasses is on a slip of paper just in front of the glasses
Left to right: Nel, Petra, Nanda
There was just enough room at the new exhibition to include
one more model. Petra and I only met near the end of the first
exhibition and her portraits were ready just in time for the
present exhibition. As the left portrait of Nel shows her in her
spare glasses, I added the same Zenni glasses in a lower Rx and
a transparant instead of burgundy frame
It was a pleasant surprise when I was invited to extend the
exhibition with another four weeks in a different building at
the university. Here was room for the portraits, the glasses
used in the portraits - plus a selection from the many positive
reactions on my beautiful models and the weblog in general.
A word of thanks to Tessa who arranges the expositions at
the university in a professional, precise yet pleasant way.
Left to right: Elena, Rachel, Gita
woensdag 20 oktober 2010
"Once, twice, three times a lady" - behind Crystal
Veil of course, but my song was not written yet
when the Commodores had their massive hit in
the 1970's- is an appropriate qualification for this
final picture and in fact, for this entire photo shoot.
Petra, you did a superb job as a model and I enjoyed
working with you! You mentioned the location in the
park and it certainly added much to the atmosphere
of your photo shoot. However, what struck me most
was your self conscious, consistent, natural way of
posing throughout the afternoon. I asked you towards
the end, "how on earth do you achieve such a natural
effect all the time?" and your answer was simple but
convincing: "I was a high myope from early childhood
and as a result, I was used to look people straight into
the eyes, whether I saw them or not". Still, hat off....
Being a singer-songwriter myself, all I can think of as my
note of adieu is the opening line from the Commodores song:
"Thanks for the time you have given me!"
Another extreme portrait of Petra in "Snowy
Princess" myodiscs (Rx -25) supplied by SGS.
If all goes well, the video registration of the
opening of my exhibition "Ladies behind Crystal
Veil" will be available within a few weeks and the
Snowy Princess myodiscs will be featured there....
The navigation process required when the model
is wearing glasses with a Rx some ten diopters
above her own Rx is always fun. "Where in this
massive blur is the face of my photographer?"
Actually, Petra displayed a remarkable ability to
change glasses. We had nearly sixty pairs with us
and they laid on the grass by her feet. She always
picked out the next pair correctly. A high myope
with a unique sense of radar....
These huge black myodiscs were supplied by
SGS from China. Both frame and lenses make
their presence felt on any model's face.
Their even stronger (-27, if you please) purple
twin sister was recently tried by international
football referee Bas Nijhuis in a television
programme about my exposition. The glasses
can also be seen at the very end of my recent
photo shoot with Marleen