Sunday, June 30, 2024


This photo combines Mr. Lynes penchant for contrasting light and shadow
 as well as that for cropping body elements out of the frame.



  1. This photo is also reproduced in the Steven Haas book. Their version is cropped the same on the left and right, but the top goes above the elbow and the bottom goes to below the knee. Identified as Fred Danieli, 1937, 9 9/16 x 7 9/16 inches. I don't know if there were two different prints made, or if yours was cropped "post-Lynes."

    1. Thanks, Tom! My guess would be some post-Lynes digital tampering. I download these from a wide variety of sources, and chain of provenance is rarely mentioned. I have as many as three versions of some Lynes (and others) photos, and I generally go with what appears to be the most complete.

  2. Wow! He’s very handsome! looks to be in his early 20s, if I’m any guess…