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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Cindy B. was a girl I worked with in Toronto, I believe she was one of the Engineer's who left, personal secretary. Cindy was not a girl you would look back at if you ever passed by her. She was rather plain at work and did not seem to hold any beauty but I looked at her bone structure and thought she would be good, so I agreed to photograph her. She became an enigma in her photographs ! Some of the people I asked who worked on the same floor, do not remember her, so I am glad I had the negatives and I only remembered her name as I wrote Cindy B. on the negatives page.

    I used black and white film and I coloured using Dr. Martin's Chromographic Airbrush water paints on some of the pictures.

    She got her notice without any idea that she was the first at the company to be let go. I said we could cancel the session if she wanted but through tears she still wanted to do it. She had one lazy eye and I suggested I would pick up some false eyelashes that night. They worked well and you would never know she had that lazy eye.

    I loved the photos, and this year I decided to go through all my old negatives and scan them in high quality. Will not be showing that much but I feel that I have been lucky to have met some of these people, even though I do not know what happened to them in that blink of time that passes ruthlessly in our lives !!~

    I just got a spotlight award on Friday Jan 20, 2017, from Aminus3 for the second picture.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice, the first books I bought were Hollywood Portrait Stills from the greats like George Hurrell and Clarence Sinclair, they gave me great inspiration,
    2. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Very interesting portraits!!! You say she wasn't beautiful. To me she looks very stunning !!!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks martika. We worked well together, at the session. The false eyelashes lifted her eye to perfection and the make up was toned down so I found out when I saw the finished photos that she had that rare quality of photographing beautifully.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      You have a eye for capturing beauty Phil and posing your subject. She looks stunning and I am always so impressed by your photography !
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Wow Phil!!! Absolutely incredible! Your talent is truly amazing!!!!!!!!
    6. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Just Amazing Phil!

      You have that amazing gift I call "THE EYE" for's not the len's that captures the's the photographer who see's it!!

    7. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Picture 3 she looks like Melanie Griffith. You capture the Hollywood golden era spot on. The bone structure like you said is amazing. Great work.
    8. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      she looks perfect!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Manikin, you are the best of best friends !
    10. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Wow, just Wow.
      Wish you were here 30 some years ago. I took some pictures back then but(nothing like these) then some of my favorites I gave to some family for a memorial and I never got them back. I hate having my picture taken now. My lovely daughter is constantly requesting selfies when she's all made up. UGG.
      I gotta tell ya it's hard to look at. OMG..I guess the good is I don't feel like I look that frigging old. :)
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you jcotto363 for the so nice comment !
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you melaniej for the beautiful comment !
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Congratulations Phil!!! You so deserve that award, your photos are always fabulous. And I'm sure had she stuck around, everyone would have looked at her differently and also seen the beauty. Yes, I LOVE, love that second photo!!!
    14. Collectables59 Collectables59, 4 years ago
      Without reading anything from above she looks stunning.

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