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My Father's Youngest Brother

Posted: 24 Dec 2020, 07:23
by Walter Glover
Arthur Godwin Glover (1922-2008) lived in the latter part of his life near his son in Devonport, Tasmania and, in his 80s made a trip to see his other children in Sydney and what could I do but wave a sheet or two of film at him in the moment.

[Linhoff Technika 2000, Nikkor-W 150mm 1:5.6, Ilford Delta 100, Ilfotec DDX 1+6


Re: My Father's Youngest Brother

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 11:27
by Maris
That's a good pose! Not tiring for the subject to hold as the Technika 2000 is focussed and tweaked; which takes maybe more than a few moments. When I'm co-opted in front of a loaded view camera I too prefer to recline and adopt a cheerful submission to the inevitable.

Re: My Father's Youngest Brother

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 20:02
by Walter Glover
Thanks Maris,

There wasn't too much fiddling about for my uncle to endure. I used a technique crafted over the years shooting people (pollies and the like) who allocate you 5 or 10 minutes for a publicity portrait. I set up with a stand-in. This was a last pose for my own use (rather than my cousin's) and I wanted him as I remembered him, hence the relaxed recline. I refrained from making it too true to life by not putting a beer in his hand.