Homage to Ruth Tremaine Giambarba 1932-1978
I took this photo with a Nikon F and a 105mm lens on Kodachrome in Florence, Italy, in the early spring of 1972. While she was alive, Ruth was my muse as well as the subject of hundreds of photographs. Some were posed and some were impromptu taken with off-the-shelf Polaroid pack film and Kodak Tri-X and Kodachrome. I plan to add some of the best in my collection beginning today, the 83rd anniversary of her birth.
This blog was born in September of 2011. Photography has been good to me, as a hobby and as a satisfying 28-year freelance account with the original Polaroid Corporation from 1955 through 1983. I have not asked for financial support. It's my way of paying it forward.
I'm sure there are more photographers I could add to the blog, but at this time in my life I think it best to say farewell and be content with what I've done.
Addio, good health and happiness to you all.
-- Paul Giambarba, 7 May 2015.
Albi, France 1957
Costa Brava, Spain 1959
Ruth, 1959. Cover for Analog Portraits monograph, 2016.
Ruth en route home, 1959. Analog Portraits monograph, 2016.
Ruth, carrying our unborn son, 1963. Analog Portraits monograph, 2016.
Edward Gorey, 1981. Analog Portraits monograph, 2016.