Grace Kelly with a Rolleiflex in the movie “High Society”.
The artwork from the cover of a Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comic from the early 70’s featuring a large format camera - probably a 5x7.
That’s Phineas T. Freak at the camera, while Freewheelin’ Franklin is holding the pitchfork, and Fatty Freddy is heading into the weed…
Gotta love this one.
This tattoo is a marker of my recent graduation, with a BFA in photography. It’s an antique camera that I own and used for my final project for my degree, a Kodak Model 2D. (Its approximately 90 years old and fully functional!) This camera has changed the whole course of my work and the format that I now photograph. Later this year I’ll be adding more to this chest piece.
Big thank you to my wonderful and incredibly talented friend Rich LaBrosse @ Warlocks Tattoo in Raliegh, NC!
All sorts of cameras in the opening credits of the movie, Watchmen.
Press cameras, possibly a Leica, a Bolex, and a Nikon F.
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.