I may as well write this down so I do not forget more than I already have. Cindy was quite a
pleasant enough girl, somewhat older than I was from work. I worked at Associated-Kellogg Ltd.,
which was an engineering firm in Toronto. My sister had procured me the job there in about
late 1981 or so and my sister was working as a specialized draftsman. Cindy was a co-worker,
although she worked further down on the floor, probably as an engineers secretary.
She wanted her picture done and though she joked with us sometimes, I would not know her
if she passed me on the street. She seemed plain enough and no one would probably look at
her if she passed by. We made plans to photograph her and as I turned her head so that I
could see her features, the first thing I noticed was that she had a lazy eye, so I said I
would bring some false eyelashes so that it might raise the lid. That was on a Wednesday
and Friday she stopped by our workstation and mentioned that she had gotten sacked.
I said we could forget the session Saturday if she wanted but she decided to go ahead with
the planned photos. Well the eyelashes seemed to work just as I had hoped. Though she was
upset about her job, we ended up getting some good pics in her nice highrise apt. Somehow
she had turned from a plain girl to a glamourized star as if magic occured just for that day.
That was in 1982 and by mid 82 we all got our notices, as the Toronto firm was closing and
moving to Calgary. I stayed on from then to mid 1983 as two of us were packing all of the
architectural drawings to ship to Calgary. From there the only place for me to go was NYC.
Black and white photo, hand coloured using Dr. Martin's Chromographic Watercolours. Just
a drop and an airbrush and you were ready to go.