by Ricker Winsor – Francine is a visual biography done over twenty years. The pictures tell a very clear story not only of a beautiful French woman, now an American citizen, but of a relationship. Photography freezes time and feelings. The sensitive viewer can get a lot of information from a purposeful photograph and these photographs were done the wonderful old way, with top equipment, Leica and Nikon cameras, the best photographic paper, and hours in the darkroom. Winsor says, “In my mind a lot was lost when that approach disappeared. Also, for me, nothing is as good as a black and white photograph and that was my way. Color is beautiful; I am a painter, but in my view it distracts from what the photographer is trying to say.”
This book contains seventy five photographs of Francine, the best from a large archive. Short captions accompany the photographs. “This is a tribute to her and it is my gift to her for our years together. And it is gift for her many friends. Among other things, she is a peace activist and a justice fighter, unrelenting. I believe any viewer, whether or not they know her, will enjoy this book. I am sure of that.”
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Publication year: 2018