Who knows the photographer?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Jan, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Jan

    Jan Guest

    Jan, Feb 22, 2009
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  2. Jan

    Robert Coe Guest

    : Does anybody know the photographer of the portrait-photograph shown in my
    : website www.servatius.blogspot.com ?
    :
    : It's the photo placed on February 16th and it can also be seen directly
    : through the following link:
    :
    : http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H3JPqpNHK9w/SZnauyUPvoI/AAAAAAAAAXc/PHtbaM6mThg/s1600-h/Lady.jpg
    :
    : The photo has been signed but it's unreadable (for me).
    :
    : Thanks for replying in the newsgroup.
    :
    : Jan

    My first impression was that it says "Zimmer", although I don't think that
    stands up to close scrutiny. Maybe it's a start until somebody sees it more
    clearly than I do.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 23, 2009
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    Paul Furman Guest

    If I had to guess,
    B. Iilizdreip

    :)

    Where did it come from?

    "Lady with robe. Ca 1930th...
    Handtinted b/w-photograph."

    1930's
    1930-ish?

    There is one hand tinted photo in my family album from about 1945, it's
    a high school graduation photo.

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    Paul Furman, Feb 23, 2009
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    OP, do you have access to the original? If so, can you scan the
    signature at a higher resolution? Then we might be able to read it.
     
    Mark Thomas, Feb 27, 2009
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  5. Jan

    Guest Guest

    Looks like a Cecil Beaton
     
    Guest, Feb 27, 2009
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  6. Jan

    Guest Guest


    It was probably taken prior to a debutante (Debs) ball, these actually still
    happen, it's when the 'gals' come of age and are looking for a rich husband
    'of good stock' and are introduced into high society. The photographers then
    (and now) were 'connected', either by class or for historical reasons.
    Beaton was 'one of them' in more ways than one, he had royal connections and
    was patronised by the aristocracy. It's possible he could have taken this in
    his early career. He later went on to design the costumes and sets for My
    Fair Lady and other Hollywood movies and apparently had a secret affair with
    the macho movie star Gary Cooper.
     
    Guest, Feb 28, 2009
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  7. He was a superb photographer with a somewhat flowery style of his own,
    suited to the 1920-70s when he was at his best.

    See:
    http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/cecil-beaton-portraits.php

    for one of the better Marilyn Monroes..

    Although now outdated, there's much to learn from his images.

    Just Google for cecil beaton images

    [And no I'm sure he did not create the photo in question.]

    Mike
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    Michael J Davis, Feb 28, 2009
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