Jack Welpott: Sabine, 1973
“Judy (Dater), Jerry Uelsmann, and I taught a workshop together in Arles. We were given a nice French house to live in. Several models were provided for the workshop and, in-as-much as Arles is “très chaude” in August, the models liked to hang out in our house. Being models, they liked to take their clothes off, the only way to beat the heat. There was Sabine, in all her wondrous glory, forever in front of my camera nude or semi-so. I delighted in taking her picture above all the models. I did not have much French at the time and Sabine had little English but we got along with signs and symbols. I often wondered why I was so drawn to Sabine and much later, while rummaging through some old photographs I came across a photograph of my Mother at eighteen. There was a striking similarity.
That was 1973 and I have not seen Sabine since that date. Awhile back I got together with Lucien Clerque and he told me he had seen Sabine and that she sent me a message: “Tell Jack I still have great breasts.” I would surely like to meet up with her again. I have a little more French under my belt and she may have a little English. In most instances I think Judy Dater (who also photographed Sabine) and I approached the nude from different points of view. I tended to pay them homage while Judy found sisters under the skin. Women and Other Visions (Judy Dater and Jack Welpott, eds. Morgan and Morgan, 1975) makes the difference clear I think. I suppose it is a case of anima/animus or something.” (Source)