Stuart McLean – In Memoriam

I just heard the sad news of the death of Stuart McLean. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his crew and photographing his show in 2009 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The video I made of the photographs is accompanied by one of his best loved stories, as told by Stuart himself. It’s a very funny story and typical of Stuart’s wonderful story telling talent. He was a Canadian literary treasure who will be sorely missed.

Sleeping Elsie

Sleeping Elsie - Steven Kennard 2016
Sleeping Elsie – Steven Kennard 2016

I have few words for this photograph. My little granddaughter, Elsie looks so peaceful sleeping that I couldn’t help myself wanting to capture this beautiful moment.

Portrait of Ellie

Ellie Kennard - photo Steven Kennard 2016
Ellie Kennard – photo Steven Kennard 2016

As I get ready to go to New Zealand I thought I would post a photograph I took of my beautiful wife, Ellie, who won’t be able to go with me on my trip. It’s a long journey, but I won’t be away for many days, so this image of her will come with me. By chance, when I saw it, it reminded me a lot of a photograph taken of her when she was 18. When I saw that, I thought I would like to try to reproduce it. I’ll have to wait for when I get back for that.¬†We got a Russian vintage lens, the Helios 44-2 with adapter and this was taken with that lens.

The original is here, taken by Pete Erskine, 1968:

Ellie Wornell, Photo by Pete Erskine
Ellie Wornell, Photo by Pete Erskine

The original image is here:
#vintagelens #Helios44-2