Photography by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II

These are some of my Santa Fe September 1997 Images.

The "Dreaming of Georgia" Series, 1997, Part 3

On September 19, 1997, at the Vista Clara Ranch & Spa (at Galisteo, NM), I did a photo shoot with Patti Levey. We had both had an opportunity to study and reflect on the then recently re-published Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz (1997: MMA/Abrams) and we decided to do a shoot in a rustic and retro-style to recapture the feeling of what it must have been like when Alfred did his figure portraits of Georgia in the 1920's and 30's. The shoot was a wonderful collaborative effort. Patti and I are most thankful for the kind hospitality of Kaye Sanford at Vista Clara.

These as some of the black and white figure images I recorded during the "Dreaming of Georgia" shoot.

"Dreaming of Georgia" - Figure Gallery #1

The Doorway: The quiet intimacy of many of Alfred's bold figure portraits of Georgia gave Patti and I direction for this figure series. As we worked on the portrait images storm clouds began to build in the afternoon sky. By the time we were ready to do the black and white figure studies the rains had begun. We decided to continue our work with Patti standing and sitting just inside a west-facing doorway using the available light from the late afternoon sun that was shining under the overhead rain clouds.

"Doorway #9"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383854.jpg)

"Doorway #10"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383856.jpg)

"Doorway #11"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383826.jpg)

"Doorway #12"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383831.jpg)

"Doorway #13"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383832.jpg)

"Doorway #14"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383828.jpg)

"Doorway #15"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383836.jpg)

"Doorway #16"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL383841.jpg)

 

The Portico: My first opportunity to do figure work with Patti was during the June 1997 workshop on a portico at Vista Clara. On that shoot I used Polaroid PolaPan film. During the September 1997 shoot I used Kodak T-Max100. Both films were rated ASA 100.

"Portico #5"
(Vista Clara, NM, 1997) 1997 Tom Cubbage (PL275331.jpg)

All images: Copyright 1997, 2000 by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II - All Rights Reserved

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