Sunday, December 13, 2009
Marie Cosindas is best known for her romantic, muted photography with Polaroid film. At the time she started working with the new emulsion it was considered a consumer product. With the insight & largess of Edwin Land, the inventor, she legitimized it as a tool for fine art.
At a Bicentennial Party I rebuffed a number of important patrons, stepped through the gathering & shook her hand. At which time she confided to me that she was going for a scoliosis operation. I thought the nicest way to solidify a relationship with this luminary was to visit her there. So on a snowy, blizzard ridden day I trudged up the hill to her hospital. I found her in traction with screws through her skull & through her knees. Her small body was in obvious pain. But rudely I persisted. Question after question I threw at her until eventually she asked me to leave. We have been friends ever since.
There are probably a hundred thousand stories. This has been one of them.
Her Bibliography: Color Photographs by Marie Cosindas