In reference to Where are you, P. Mason? I have this to say about that.
I received a lovely e mail from Peter Mason, the researcher/writer/expert on tourist codes of conduct in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. In fact, he did NOT snap the photograph that I own and is signed and dated, P. Mason, 1989. THIS P. Mason was generous to even correspond with a Canadian artist-chick about this photograph and I am very appreciative. So, the bear-photographer hunt continues! If you recognize these two wrestling bears and your name is P. Mason, I would really enjoy hearing from you! Thank you, Peter, and you have my best wishes as we adventure into 2012! I have much respect for your life’s work!
Here they are AGAIN, readers!
Thanks very much for your message and I have now looked at your very interesting blog and also can now see the polar bear photos. However I am going to disappoint you by letting you know that I did not take the photos. Strangely enough I was in Canada at the time of the photos, but did not really start researching Arctic tourism issues until the 1990s. This does mean, however, that I am the author of the articles that you have referred to.
So, apologies for not being in a position to give your permission to use the photos, as they are not mine!
Hello Peter!I paint endangered species…came upon this photograph in a second hand shop…I treasure it regardless, but, will treasure it more if I find that it was taken by the gent who wrote about and studied tourism in the developing north. :0) Thank you for communicating through your other e mail. I need your permission to use this as a reference for a painting I want to do and Peter, if you have any other references that I might paint from, I would be so appreciative. Kathleen