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Whose selfie is it anyway . . . . (a quiz)

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by AlanW, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Some old guys, all well known photographers of the past, who have taken selfies.
    Care to hazard a guess who they might be without resorting to Google Reverse Image Search?

    Feel free to add to the list.





  2. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I know! I know! *waves hand in air*

    Actually I only know 1, 2 and 4. I feel like I should know number three because I have seen the image before but it's the weekend and my brain has given up.
  3. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Three out of four's not bad, quite good actually!
    Thinking back, you'd need to have delved into photographic history to stand any chance of answering these :(

    #1 wasn't a big fan of #3.

    #1 writing to #4, said of #3, "His book gave me a hernia. I am so goddam mad over what people of the left tier think America is".

    #4 immediately bought a copy :)
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  4. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I didn't wait for that clue and 'tin eyed' number three. And promptly kicked myself for not getting it. I have even used the image before in an essay on selfy culture! Doh!
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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    How about this one then?
  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Let's chuck a woman into the mix too!
  7. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    War photographer for Vogue magazine, saw her exhibition in Edinburgh a few years ago :)
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  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I met her son last year!
  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Or actually, maybe it was the year before...I recetnly discovered that I have no reliable sense of time!
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  10. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Had to think about this one, but I got there.

    It's cold and damp here so I hung out in the library this morning and had a look through his polaroid book :)
  11. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    I remember the photo of her son sitting on Picasso's knee :)
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  12. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    One more for today, not a selfie but I love her camera :)

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  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's wonderful isn't it?
  14. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    It's Big Will after the operation....I'd recognise that daffodil anywhere
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  15. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I think its a Mamiya C330, certainly a Mamiya. A mate has one...

  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It's either a C3 or a C33. I think that's a nameplate at the bottom of the lens panel, which would make it a C33. It's sad I know this stuff. :(
  17. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    I think you're correct, Andrew, the general consensus on various blogs seem to suggest its a Mamiya C33 which she used with either a 55mm, 80mm or 135mm lens.

    And it's Diane Arbus by the way :)
  18. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

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