Diana Vreeland, Dovima and Richard Avedon
Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 42.
Mirror selfies are quite popular in the internet age. Everbody knows that.
Classical components are:
- mirror and a camera
- 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,
Or, simply the light was poor and he used a large aperture.
That’s a Rolleiflex 2.8E I suspect.
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.
Brigitte Bardot with Leica
Looks like an M3.
Bronze Yashicamat- a detail of a sculpture located on a street in Azabu Juban, Tokyo.
Simon Baker dodges the rain and takes photos of waiting photographers whilst returning to his hotel after a day of shopping in Paris, May 9, 2012. (Source)
Simon Baker appears to be shooting with a Leica M8, though it’s hard to read the number. It could be an M9. It’s definitely a digital (or disposable, as I prefer to call them).