Sunday, October 19, 2014

Print: The General

My friend and very talented illustrator, Peter Blair, gave me this George Washington (at least it looks like George) marionette about a year ago. For a year, I let George lounge around our backyard in Chicago's unforgiving climate. For much of the time, he sat in a flowerpot, where plants and spiderwebs grew around him.  We just recently moved Mr. Washington to our front porch to scare off trick-or-treaters, but before we did, I photographed him in his favorite little pot. I used my Pentax LX with a 50mm lens and Ilford Delta 400 film. The physical print is 10 x 8 inches.