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Offline Ken B

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2741 on: January 26, 2019, 08:33:19 AM »
Your avatar is Fanucci from The Godfather 2, Andrei?

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I fail to see any resemblance between him and Reynaldo Hahn, honestly.
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2742 on: February 07, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »


Friends, by Benjamin Chee Chee. This is crazy famous in Canada.
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« Reply #2743 on: February 08, 2019, 11:45:52 AM »
Had never heard of him - but looking at some others he's done, I can see why he's so popular. Imaginative simplicity.
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« Reply #2744 on: February 26, 2019, 12:23:40 AM »
By Dufy, from a mid 1930s large format glass slide of a Ballet Russe stage backdrop.
And if I say that come summertime I'll be a similar shape to the guy on the left, I'm only half joking.  ;D
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2745 on: March 04, 2019, 12:25:54 AM »


'Qui souvent se mire, s'admire...'

Part one of two - by Fabiano and originally published in La vie Parisienne about 1920(?)

Years ago (before they were called 'look books') we used to have a collection of images, photos, tearsheets etc in the studio to blatantly and unashamedly steal ideas from. Later my ex kind of turned it into a themed collection. This one is currently waiting to have its frame recycled. When I next change my avatar I'll post the conclusion.
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2746 on: March 04, 2019, 08:08:15 AM »


'Qui souvent se mire, s'admire...'

Part one of two - by Fabiano and originally published in La vie Parisienne about 1920(?)

Years ago (before they were called 'look books') we used to have a collection of images, photos, tearsheets etc in the studio to blatantly and unashamedly steal ideas from. Later my ex kind of turned it into a themed collection. This one is currently waiting to have its frame recycled. When I next change my avatar I'll post the conclusion.

Ha!
I have a few maxims of software development. One is : Theft is good.
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« Reply #2747 on: March 04, 2019, 10:39:00 PM »
Ha!
I have a few maxims of software development. One is : Theft is good.

'All's fair in love and war and commercial photography and software development'.
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2748 on: March 05, 2019, 01:16:37 PM »


'Qui souvent se mire, s'admire...'

Part one of two - by Fabiano and originally published in La vie Parisienne about 1920(?)

Years ago (before they were called 'look books') we used to have a collection of images, photos, tearsheets etc in the studio to blatantly and unashamedly steal ideas from. Later my ex kind of turned it into a themed collection. This one is currently waiting to have its frame recycled. When I next change my avatar I'll post the conclusion.

Great stuff!

Can I suggest that you use a cropped version for your avatar? Something like this:



As it is now, the forum software just cuts off much of the left and right parts of the image.
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« Reply #2749 on: March 07, 2019, 02:53:26 AM »
Great stuff!

Can I suggest that you use a cropped version for your avatar? Something like this:



As it is now, the forum software just cuts off much of the left and right parts of the image.

Thanks, oor George. :) I've uploaded it as my avatar. Yeah, I had already cropped it a little but had no time to mess with it in an attempt to try and get it right.

Anyway, she's kind of broad in the beam for my taste, but as the concluding frame shows she seems absolutely delighted with herself and as ever, that's all that matters 8) -




'Qui trop s'admire... Se meconnait'
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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« Reply #2750 on: March 07, 2019, 11:20:23 AM »
Miss Gabrielle Ray. This and another couple of cards were in a job lot of postcards by A. Penot that I bought. At least, as far as I remember. Anyway, the Internet says this about her -
'Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 - 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies and said to be original inspiration for the term "hookers and blow"'.

On the back of the card the date is give as 1911, which I believe is about the time of Gaspard de la nuit by Ravel and Debussy's Images. Isn't that a nice thought?

An aside: I have donated the other cards of her to a charity shop, but kept this this one for a simple reason. You see the way the clothing is knotted on her shoulder? - that's cool. That knot can do a job in place of employing acute lighting ratios, indulging in perspective distortion, sophisticated make up, intricate jewellery, artfully arranged hair, patterned or multi coloured clothing, layers and pleats, contrasting textures or weaves etc. But if you don't understand what I mean by that, do feel free to hit me up and ask about 'the afternoon the fashion model attended the ballet matinee'.  8)

e: the original card -


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You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2751 on: March 09, 2019, 08:06:57 AM »
My favorite Muppet character, Miss Piggy.
"Javert, though frightful, had nothing ignoble about him. Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand."

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2752 on: March 09, 2019, 09:12:02 AM »
My favorite Muppet character, Miss Piggy.


Love it!
Two weeks ago I told my 9-year old son that Miss Piggy was voiced by Frank Oz, who also is the voice of Yoda. Based upon the look on his face it was the biggest realization, and shock, of his young life. I felt proud.

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« Reply #2753 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:55 AM »

Love it!
Two weeks ago I told my 9-year old son that Miss Piggy was voiced by Frank Oz, who also is the voice of Yoda. Based upon the look on his face it was the biggest realization, and shock, of his young life. I felt proud.

Thanks! It was kind of a shock to me as well, when I learned it years ago.  :D
"Javert, though frightful, had nothing ignoble about him. Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand."

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2754 on: March 11, 2019, 03:57:40 PM »


If I were the artist (Maurice Pepin) I might have tried to have a little more fun where the bubbles are concerned.
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2755 on: March 13, 2019, 07:52:25 AM »


Tanika - represented the Soviet Union at gymnastics and for a number if years kept me fed, watered and fulfilled.

An aside?: that photo taken with what was new tech at the time, this phone -



Further, the last time I posted similar I was asked about the image on the tablet behind the phone -



At a soiree for dancers/actors, la *chica in the centre asked me to take a photo with her crappy cellphone. In this instance, black and white is a result of nothing more than lacking a RAW file in the face of about three different colour temperatures. The photographers on this forum know what I mean.
(an aside within an aside: see the object in the top right corner? That could be a speaker or a light or anything, but as a photographer it serves simp!y as a device to point at my subject)

*last I heard she was enjoying a career in cabaret emp!oyed as a dancer on a cruise ship. God bless everyone who sails in her.


Enough of the meta.  8) ;D
You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

 

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