Today I want to share my dad’s pictures here on the blog. My dad Fred has been a big part of this blog. When I had a project I made for myself I wanted to share, I would sometimes ask for my dad’s help. My dad and I would get together and hunt around town for just the right spot to take the photos. From him I learned to shoot photos, how to edit, and how to choose locations. And how to download a photo, lol!
Photo by me of my dad in an apron I made him. 2014
We had such fun together and I’m glad we spent that time together as he has been very ill the past two years.
I thought I would share some of my favorite photos he took on the blog here with you and with him as well. Thanks Dad, for all the fun times we had together and for teaching me about your first creative love before the movies. The art you learned back in New York when you were just twenty, taking photos for that museum job. I love you.
Clothes made by me
Photos by Fred Stafford, my dad.
At the river in a storm drain.
At Grandpa’s house in a dress and top I haphazardly designed. Inspired by the early 70’s!
Hand stamped and dip dyed dress at the river. Air balloon behind me.
Gigi in her Norah dress by MHC.
Mesh Lekala Tee
On the freeway bridge in my leather Ziggi jacket.
At the Santa Paula oil museum in my McCall’s dress.
Dad, me, and my brother Ian, in Hollywood where I grew up. Boy were we scruffy! Dad was working for the studios at this time. This was probably around the time he was working on Chinatown. He worked on hundreds of movies through my childhood and young adulthood. I remember him cutting film and taping it together and then later switching to computers and digital film. (Link to his IMBD page) I loved going down to his work at Paramount and eating at the commissary with him. I felt like a princess.
Postscript: as of Wed December 20th. Since writing this my dad has been put in hospice care. As he awaits his last breath, I know that at least he is comfortable. The family is all here and I will be taking some time off until after the new year.
Have a blessed Holiday and New Year, dear readers.