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Old Mar 3, 2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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How does this work for a vintage look?

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Old Mar 4, 2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hmm... vintage. Well the trunks certainly are, as is the color tone. The over-the-shoulder, quasi-backlighting certainly does have a yesteryear element(thinking of older, "behind you" memories). Two things I would say:

Jimmy's hair, although close to a flat top, is more modern Abercrombie (or understated punk) than pure vintage. So I suppose it makes it "noveau-vintage"?

Second, he's got this deer-in-headlights look to me (I notice it when people's eyes seem to be open wide, but eyebrows are not raised). For this confident looking, 50s-like, Roman statute, it's unsettling to me.


I haven't said this yet, so let me just say welcome to you Rodney-- definitely a pro and far beyond anything I can produce (right now). Your examples are wonderful -- often remind me of the (less controversial) works of Maplethorpe. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom to those who are MUCH MUCH less experienced.


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Hmm... vintage. Well the trunks certainly are, as is the color tone. The over-the-shoulder, quasi-backlighting certainly does have a yesteryear element (thinking of older, "behind you" memories). Two things I would say:

Jimmy's hair, although close to a flat top, is more modern Abercrombie (or understated punk) than pure vintage. So I suppose it makes it "noveau-vintage"?

Second, he's got this deer-in-headlights look to me (I notice it when people's eyes seem to be open wide, but eyebrows are not raised). For this confident looking, 50s-like, Roman statute, it's unsettling to me.


I haven't said this yet, so let me just say welcome to you Rodney-- definitely a pro and far beyond anything I can produce (right now). Your examples are wonderful -- often remind me of the (less controversial) works of Maplethorpe. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom to those who are MUCH MUCH less experienced.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'll have to keep the raised brow suggestion in mind. I never really gave that much thought when shooting this shot, but certainly is a good point to remember.

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Old Mar 4, 2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this shot
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There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this shot
Thank you for the comment. I'm sure if you eximine it well enough, you'll find areas for improvement. Of course, I see none. :?

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