Fantasy Face-Lift

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo sent us some these images she found in her vast photo archive. At a photo shoot at Maria’s studio, Suzanne Shaker and I were playing “face lift”, standing behind each other and gently “lifting” the other’s face. It was a funny, weird, grown-up girls’ game played by women who’d never actually get a face lift. We’re game to go where our faces take us…

For a moment, we found a way to improvise younger selves. 

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo


Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance

― Yoko Ono

4 Responses to Fantasy Face-Lift

  1. Chris 03.04.2014 at 8:20am #

    Lovely ladies both, every day and any age.

  2. Harriet Bell 03.04.2014 at 9:54am #

    Aw, shucks, I do that all the time.

  3. Susan L Tauylor 03.23.2016 at 3:01pm #

    I’ve never seen a photo of your friend, Maria Robledo, until today. I always imagined her as a wise older lady whose wisdom was untouchable. How surprising, in a good way to see young, vibrant and beautiful woman. What fun to see this lovely sage full of truth.

  4. Sally Schneider 03.23.2016 at 3:09pm #

    Hey Susan, The top photo is Suzanne Shaker, not Maria; Maria took the photos when Suzanne and I were fooling around at a photoshoot. Maria IS beautiful. There’s a picture of her here:

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