CLOSING IN ON PAPINO'S SMILE
Has Photogallery ever been so prodigious in its 'portrait' coverage of Papino as it has been the past three weeks?
I can only use the word cornucopia (horn of plenty, that just keeps giving) again for their weekly catalog of
snapshot-portraits from the Wednesday audiences.
How I wish they could do the same for the Angelus! Is there no zoom lens yet capable of getting close-ups of Papino
from his study window? Somehow, he has a different 'look' at Angelus - as scrumptious as always, but in a different way.
I'm starting to think the Vatican photographers of Photogallery (Spaziani apparently isn't the only one) have all turned
into Benaddicts - if only because it's hard to find a more photogenic subject anywhere. Someone moreover who does
not need make-up, or need to 'pose', and has thousands of stimuli around him and before him at every instant during
these audiences to give him a whole kaleidoscope of facial expressions to mzke even the most exacting photographer delirious with the photo-ops!
Benevolens just posted a whole new string of photos from the 11/15 audience in PICTURES AND VIDEOS, as well as
FOTO DA PAPA in the main forum. I chose these 3 only because they give a semblance of zooming in on his face.
Has anyone checked out Catholic Press Photos lately for their recent photographs of Papino? Sylvie used to use their photographs regularly for her daily montages, which we all miss terribly. (But most of all, we miss you, Sylvie. I do
wish you would send us a word somehow!)