Wednesday 21 June 2023

Self-portrait - May 2023, Algonquin Island - Toronto

 One morning during my stay in Algonquin Island I saw the shack next to the outer side of the bridge, the one where there are clothes and books to be taken by passerby. It was at that moment that I decided the time had come to inscribe myself onto my portrait project.

The image was taken with my faithful Fujifilm X10, as opposed to the medium format Rolleiflex film camera that I had used for the duration of my stay while shooting my subjects for the Island Portraits Project.

It reminded me of the words of my late mother: "En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo". 
Which loosely translated mean: "At the home of the iron worker, a wooden knife".

By Jack Peilow, ten years had passed since...

This shot was part of a series that young Jack did at the time and was entirely related to beards.  Jack went around town asking men to pose...