The Bachrach Studio Portraits
of M.W.P. Strandberg

Robert Bachrach had a project at the start of 2001 that involved asking Greater Boston inhabitants to sit for portraits. These portraits would be exhibited in large format --- 30 by 40 inches ? --- in the Boston Public Library in the Fall of 2002. These shows do take time, you know! So I accepted the invitation to sit for a portrait. At the controls of the non-digital photo equipment was a most charming photographer, Victor "Vittorio" Penna. In a viewing session I was ushered through endless proofs from the sitting by Margot, graciously and helpfully. She discussed the esthetics of the pose being viewed, and I wondered about how the view displayed my aged features and my attire. I finally selected 4 poses to have copies made. They are the ones offered for your viewing below. If you click any of the thumbnail images of the photo a viewable sized image will come up on your browser. One of my sisters had a portrait made when she was a couple years older than I am today, in 2001. But she decided she looked so old she sent another photo taken 5 years earlier along with the new one. I am following her lead and offering portraits of me taken in the past....

Epilogue: Fulfillment

On 4 September 2002 the vernissage --- or whatever it is that the opening of a photo gallery is called --- of the Bachrach exhibit took place at the lobby of the new entrance of the Boston Public Library. The portraits were not the 30 by 40 inch format that I had expected, but 8 by 11 inches, quite large enough, even for old eyes. Everyone looked beautiful, and the women all looked deceptively youthful. The exhibit lasted until the end of September. The Introductory Poster provided by Robert Bachrach I have placed on an separate page. To view it click here: Exhibit Poster ...

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Last revised on 30-September-2002 Email: M.W.P. Strandberg