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The Indefinite Article.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Richard Avedon

Now Avedon.
It's weird that he had a Brain Hemorage in San Antonio, because
everytime I am in that town I feel like I am going to have one myself.
I have seen this portrait a billion times but
I guess it has been awhile because now that I look
at it I can actually identify some of the equipment in the background.
The 4x5 is a F1 or F2 Sinar. I can tell my the edge of the railing that pokes out
from the shade bellows.
and the tripod is a gitzo because it has locking screws instead of clips like bogens.
I would even venture to say that the lens is
a Schnieder 90mm SuperAngular XL simply because of the size.



  • The camera is more than likely a Sinar 8x10, as you can see the 8x10 Polaroids taped in the background. The lens is probably in the 300mm range. Avedon used assistants to load and change the Polaroid film back in the camera.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 PM  

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