In the presence of a great talent. (A favourite post of mine.)
Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes:
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.
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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