This small sculpture belonged to my parents, and was always referred to as "The Lady". There is a 1940's photograph of her in the family album, so it was probably made in the 1930's.
A search has revealed that this car, now 58 years old, still exists, but is now cream in colour. In May 1968, I was in the process of respraying it Mercedes silver. The photo was taken on a Mamiya 6x6cm format camera on Ilford HP4 film.
At the time, I thought this was a wedding group like any other, albeit rather varied. But I showed it to a friend recently who offered a suggestion as to what had probably happened. The group of friends, totally unconnected with the wedding, had asked to have their photo taken with the bride. Suddenly it made sense.
Summer is approaching, so a look back to a chance discovery on the Canary Islands. My hotel had a poster for the International Kite Festival or "festival international de Cometas". The sight was amazing, on Playa del Burro, a 10 minute walk away from Corralejo. The wind was constant, coming off the Atlantic Ocean onto the beach, about 60 miles west of the African coast. The island in the far distance is Lanzarote, a 10 minute ferry ride away.