Mike was a great personal friend and a gifted musician I played with for many years. He asked me to take some promotional photographs of himself in the early 80’s and here are a couple of them. They are featured in my Portraits gallery, linked to each of these photographs.
Sadly Mike died soon after we moved to Canada. We miss his great sense of humour and kindness though we have wonderful memories of our times together, brought back by looking at photos I took of him.
This image from a performance I photographed in 2009 has now been added to my Performance Gallery which can be accessed by clicking on the photo or the link. Ian de Massini from Classic Buskers, a great duo from the UK.
Pipa player Yadong Guan photographed during her performance, 2009.
This photograph, one of my performance photographs spanning many years, was first published in 2011 and I am using this post to announce a new gallery of the highlights of this aspect of my photography. You can access it by clicking on the photo above, using the menu under Galleries > Photography Themes > Performance Photography, or this link: https://stevenkennard.com/blog/skgallery/performance-photography
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.
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:
The original image is here: