Edward Gajdel – the Artist at Work

Cynthia Reyes:

In the presence of a great talent. (A favourite post of mine.)

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Edward Gajdel is regarded as one of the world’s best portrait photographers.  

He has photographed the great, the famous and the powerful, from artists such as singer-poet Leonard Cohen and novelist Margaret Atwood to world leaders such as former Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

So when I reached out to Edward to make my portrait for the back cover of my new book, A Good Home, I was thrilled he chose to do so. He and his producer, wife Djanka, pull out all the stops to get me a spot in Edward’s schedule.

Blog Photo Edward Gajdel

But, on the day of the shoot, I’m hiding a secret: I’m in terrible pain. It’s one of those days when nothing helps and I can barely cope. Standing, sitting, walking – all are very difficult right now.

Still, come hell or high water – as my grandmother would have said – I’m going to Edward Gajdel’s studio on…

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The Last of the Summer Vine

The summer vines are nearing the end of bloom-time.

Blog Photo - Blue Clematis single

But – oh! – they were so lovely when they were blooming!

Blog Photo - Garden rain lavender blue clematis

My favourites, Clematis, flowered in different shapes and colours.

Blog Photo - Garden rain blue-lavender clems

Some bloomed all summer, and some bloomed twice.

Blog Photo - Garden rain pink and lavender clems

Blog Photo - Afternoon Tea Clematis Burgundy

So here’s to the blooming vines in all our gardens: those that have already given their all this summer, and those that are hanging on and blooming their last.

Blog Photo - Clems doubles

Blog Photo - Blue-Pink clems

Blog Photo - Garden rain cu of lavender blue clematis

Blog Photo - Blue clems atop Pinks

Blog Photo - Garden rain Clematis dark blue

Blog Photo - Red clems on Trellis

Blog Photo - Clem Purple

And, as summer ends, I offer a warm welcome to the morning glories who are now ‘in their glory’.

Blog Photo - Blue Morning glory

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