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All sorts of cameras in the opening credits of the movie, Watchmen.

Press cameras, possibly a Leica, a Bolex, and a Nikon F.

A point and shoot camera (maybe a Samsung) in the 1991 movie, Proof.

A point and shoot camera (maybe a Samsung) in the 1991 movie, Proof.

thephotographerssociety:

cosmosonic:

Diana Vreeland, Dovima and Richard Avedon

Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 42.
Mirror selfies.
Hi all.
Mirror selfies are quite popular in the internet age. Everbody knows that.
Classical components are:
- mirror and a camera
- imperfection
- camera or phone must be visible
- messy background (bathroom prefered).
Above a shot from the 50’s. Richard Avedon together on a mirror selfie with Dovima, a top model of that time. Some men have more possiblities than others. In the background, with a critical eye, Diana Vreeland. Diana Vreeland was a fashion designer and later editor in chief of the Vogue magazine. An early Anna Wintour, if you like. Because these ladies have a certain influence in the business, Richard could not say that she should go out of the frame. This could have been interpreted as an unfriendly act. Instead of that, he took her slightly out of focus. He could have taken aperture 11, but he did not. Richard was a master. I’ll show you next week an even better picture of him.
Cheers, until next week,
Hubertus



Or, simply the light was poor and he used a large aperture.
That’s a Rolleiflex 2.8E I suspect.

thephotographerssociety:

cosmosonic:

Diana Vreeland, Dovima and Richard Avedon

Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 42.

Mirror selfies.

Hi all.

Mirror selfies are quite popular in the internet age. Everbody knows that.

Classical components are:

- mirror and a camera

- imperfection

- camera or phone must be visible

- messy background (bathroom prefered).

Above a shot from the 50’s. Richard Avedon together on a mirror selfie with Dovima, a top model of that time. Some men have more possiblities than others. In the background, with a critical eye, Diana Vreeland. Diana Vreeland was a fashion designer and later editor in chief of the Vogue magazine. An early Anna Wintour, if you like. Because these ladies have a certain influence in the business, Richard could not say that she should go out of the frame. This could have been interpreted as an unfriendly act. Instead of that, he took her slightly out of focus. He could have taken aperture 11, but he did not. Richard was a master. I’ll show you next week an even better picture of him.

Cheers, until next week,

Hubertus

Or, simply the light was poor and he used a large aperture.

That’s a Rolleiflex 2.8E I suspect.

From the Lancelot Link Secret Chip show in 1971: The Dragon Woman with a Diana that’s been modified to spray knockout gas. 

From the Lancelot Link Secret Chip show in 1971: The Dragon Woman with a Diana that’s been modified to spray knockout gas. 

A posse of 4x5 cameras in the 1941 Marx Brothers movie, “The Big Store”. They likely all Graflex cameras. The odd one in the middle appears to be a Graflex RB Series B.

A posse of 4x5 cameras in the 1941 Marx Brothers movie, “The Big Store”. They likely all Graflex cameras. The odd one in the middle appears to be a Graflex RB Series B.

fromand:

olympus ad  [modern photography, january 1981]

A beautiful ad for the OM1. I had one right when they came out. Lovely camera.

fromand:

olympus ad [modern photography, january 1981]

A beautiful ad for the OM1. I had one right when they came out. Lovely camera.

The twin lens reflex is such an iconic camera. Here a Kodak Duoflex has been used as an eye-catching prop on the webpage of a financial planning service for pro photographers.

The twin lens reflex is such an iconic camera. Here a Kodak Duoflex has been used as an eye-catching prop on the webpage of a financial planning service for pro photographers.

A Leica (M2 I think) used in an ad for an iPhone App. Looks like a fun App too.

A Leica (M2 I think) used in an ad for an iPhone App. Looks like a fun App too.

junglebrainstuff:

Brigitte Bardot with Leica

Looks like an M3.

junglebrainstuff:

Brigitte Bardot with Leica

Looks like an M3.

tokyo-camera-style:

Bronze Yashicamat- a detail of a sculpture located on a street in Azabu Juban, Tokyo. 

tokyo-camera-style:

Bronze Yashicamat- a detail of a sculpture located on a street in Azabu Juban, Tokyo.