My Father's Youngest Brother

Walter Glover
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My Father's Youngest Brother

Postby Walter Glover » 24 Dec 2020, 07:23

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

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Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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Maris
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Re: My Father's Youngest Brother

Postby Maris » 11 Jan 2021, 11:27

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.

Walter Glover
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Re: My Father's Youngest Brother

Postby Walter Glover » 11 Jan 2021, 20:02

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.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi


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