I was listening to the Traveling Wilburys a lot when I took these. And reading Heyden Hererra’s biography of Frida Kahlo. So, on a chilly March day, with nothing to do with a bored toddler and a few props from the local Woolworth’s, some photos were born.
Here I took a full shot of Deva, wrapped in a simple lace scarf with kitschy fake flowers in her hair. I was really into the idea of shrines and altarpieces at the time.
I added another lace scarf and a length of gold lame to this one. She was a very patient model, and took direction so well.
Here I felt a little funny about doing all these Catholic images (my husband is Jewish), so I wrapped her in his tallis. My mother-in-law said she looked like a little old lady in this one.
And my favorite, with real gerbera daisies from Kroger’s.
There is a website where people re-create childhood photos of themselves. Today (February 20th) my favorite model turns 25. I wonder if she’d be up to a re-shoot?