Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Photographic Brilliance

Great photos pop up at shorpy.com They are big sized and for your pure enjoyment, I won't reduce them, but blogger might.

What better compliment can you give than say it is a very atmospheric photograph. Trains absolutely changed the world. Respect.


The lad's expression is priceless, as is the woman's. Mazza does not look fat or Rubenesque at all. In more modern parlance, I wouldn't call her chunky.


 I immediately knew who this is. Do you? "Just you wait 'Enry 'Iggins, just you wait."


12 comments:

  1. Marilyn Monroe would be considered overweight nowadays whereas Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of 21st century anorexic chic in that photo!

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    1. Victor, would the period between the two photos be very long? Did thin become fashionable suddenly? I like Marilyn's shape.

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  2. Victor, she is HOLDING A KNIFE and she is NOT SMILING. I don't see cake.

    But of course I know who they are. come over to Pinterest and see Icon Madness. There must be A MILLION bOARDS DEDICATED TO aUDREY. oops.
    iODyne has a board for hot guys and Jean Shrimpton and Otters. There's otter madness at Pinterest.
    "I'm on Pinterest because Time Won't Waste Itself".
    Come over and just put Audrey into the searchbox then stand back while every image ever taken just rans down on you. X X

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Ann. In case of doubt I would clarify that my comment was not an endorsement of anorexic chic. I loved both Audrey and Marilyn; the former for her charm and style, the latter for her frailties.

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  3. Ann, so what is in the cake box!!! I will take a look. Can't remember if I have joined or not.

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  4. I really like that train photo. When I was much younger I often wished I looked like Audrey Hepburn, or at least was that slim. Now I don't care.

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    1. River, sometimes you catch yourself in the mirror and think, oh dear. But it is a moment quickly forgotten.

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  5. That train photo is stunning!!

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    1. Fen, it sat in folder for a while. I can see why I saved it.

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  6. The train shot is a stunner Andrew as are the Marilyn and Audrey shots, they are both heroes of mine for different reasons. That Marilyn she wasn't nearly as dumb as she was blond :)

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    1. Grace, you with a bit of an eye for photography and with barely any, aren't these old photos just brilliant? The framing, the light and shadows, the composition and the mostly the clarity in the days before pixels were counted.

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    2. Agreed Andrew..they really knew how to do B&W back then.. Robert Doisneau is my hero :)

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