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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Vintage or Not?


Closing the series with a man and a cat in a photo that I've never been quite sure was really old.
Or if it is really old, how old?

 

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  1. I think I see why you aren't sure if this is vintage, but despite that male detail, it has a "classic" aura about it.

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    1. I have come across several photos that were modern, but made to look Classic. One guy even did a whole slew of von Gloeden knockoffs that were pretty close to the originals.

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  2. I wonder if the cat even meant to be in the picture. You can see quite a bit of body hair and a good depth of field that might make it newer that it appears. The eyes have a slight "haunted" look that I've seen from early pre panchromatic works. So...I'm not sure, but I do like the pose, slightly naughty, especially with his "engorgement".

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    1. There is indeed a lot to like there, and you summed it up quite well.

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  3. ROLF KOPPEL
    Self Portrait Reclining
    American photographer, born in Germany · * 1937 Silver gelatin print
    Part of the Leslie/Lohman collection, featured in the book The Art of Looking: The Life and Treasures of Charles Leslie.

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