Thursday, September 30, 2010

Am I reminiscing again because tomorrow I'll be 52 ? No way, don't look back, there's too much ahead. No, I was filing negatives when this one slipped out of a pile. One of my very very first photograph at the end of the 80's when I was still a painter. I had got an order from a string quartet festival of an image to illustrate a poster and I couldn't think of anything else but use one of my installations, the painted cardboard, a cello bow I borrowed somewhere and take a picture of it. In my mind I had decided to quit painting but wasn't a photographer yet so this picture is the "in between", one of my first steps and as such full of passion. When printed, the full negative as shown here was cropped on the sides. Today I would resent that.

17 comments:

little augury said...

sweet music. so I am having 51 coming up in October, does 50 change everything?

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Gaye that makes you a libra too then ?
NO! 50 doesn't change anything. It's just the second part of youth, so if you've missed the first you can still enjoy the second.

little augury said...

on OCT 23rd- the cusp. Libra-
Scorpio- & problematically I have always been a wild child & an old woman.
You seem to have captured both- the first and second quite well!

Anonymous said...

The cardboard catches the texture of a surfer's vivified flesh and the plushness of the surround envelops the virile implement with fathomless delight. I discuss the photograph, but I stray: where were we?

Oh, yes, talking about years and signs. A soothesayer brushed past, and counted your years as a full pack of cards, and said that if they were a street in New York you would have Cartier on one corner and La Grenouille opposite. This, I thought, was less germane than the cropping of the print, for a fellow who grows his own fruit and to whom platinum is only a better print.

A Tassic day to you, Maître; I shall open a negligible wine, because a happy occasion stands on its own. But the coffee will be very good, indeed.

Peter Pehrson said...

As another Libran, who turned 58 on Monday, I can only repeat a famous aphorism, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
Fifty years old? Pshaw! It is to laugh.
Happiest of Birthdays from another star in your universe.

nativekee said...

Joyeux anniversaire!
Je suis aussi né le premier! )de Septembre) C'est le meilleur, non?
Je t'envoies toutes les choses de vos rêves et une journée fantastique.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Thank you Peter ( and Happy birthday to you too ) Thank you Nativekee. I'm just too touched for words ...

Bruce Barone said...

Happy Birthday.

It IS good to remember.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Thanks Bruce ! Kind of you. Cheers

Valéry Lorenzo said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo9UDldSDgk


Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to youuu Ivan
Happy birthday to you

;-)))

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Ah quel petit bijou ! Le Maitre en personne ! Merci Valery pour ce cadeau.
:-)

Elisabethbaysset said...

Le bel âge ! joyeux anniversaire .

EB

Irina said...

Happy Birthday, Ivan!
"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln.
For the great year and many more to come!!

victoria thorne said...

Still wishing you the happiest of birthdays...the happiest of years...and a hundred more.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Merci a tous. Vous etes des amours.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! You are an inspiration -- if I can look half as good as you, and have even half of the passion you have for living when I turn FORTY-two (next year), I will be a happy man! Enjoy this year. James

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Thank you James. I wish you a great 42 when time comes meanwhile happy 41