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William Mortensen!

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Roger Hicks, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

  2. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I saw that - I'll have to read up on him, as someone who's never really got past basic printing with a bit of dodging and burning I'm always fascinated by people who did really inventive things with processes. See also Rjlander (spelling?) for those huge montages using thirty-plus glass plate negatives, for example.

  3. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    What ho, Roger! Fascinating chap. IIRC, he crossed swords with St Ansel & the f64 gruppe or rather, they disliked his type of photography somewhat intensely. Seem to recall that American Photographer - in a period when it was one of the best photo magazines, almost bar none :rolleyes: :p- did a major piece on him. Think I still have it somewhere. Wonder when people over here will discover A. Aubrey Bodine? Cheers, Oly
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  4. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Think I've seen both the usual Rijlander, Adrian, but also Rejlander somewhere ... or is it the other way round? :eek: Know who you mean. He was the subject of a RPS backed comp a while ago. Cheers, Oly
  5. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    I came across a book of his pictures about thirty years ago. It struck me then as designed to titillate and not very interesting beyond that. I can't say that anything I've seen since has made me think differently.

    Mind you, from what I know of them, he and Adams richly deserved one another.

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