Discuss this Esther Bubley photograph

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  1. donbga

    donbga Member

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    I thought I would let folks dicuss this photograph without revealing the name of the photographer.

    I found this photo a few days ago on the web and I was immediately smitten with this image. Prior to my discovery I wasn't familiar with this photographers work, though they are not unknow. What do you think? I'll reveal the photographers name if no one else can or does.


     

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    Thanks Don. The image is a bit small, but looks historical - I would guess from the 50s. Regardless, I like the repatition of lines and shapes. I don' t know who this image is from, but find it enjoyable anyway.
     
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    Is this a troll? That's not even a photograph!
     
  4. Bob F.

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    Certainly looks like an Edward Hopper-esque painting but too small to see clearly. May be an Edward Hopper inspired photo... Like I said, too small to see.

    Whatever, I'd kill for that composition and lighting...


    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Mr. Teague, having my golden years, the 50s,to as being historical has so emotionally effected me that I forgot my opinion of the photo.
     
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    Don't know if its a troll and don't know if its not a photo but I do remember those gum dispensers in the subways (and els) back in the good 'ol days. Why they sold chewing gum in the subways defies understanding (if you get my drift)

    Of course, I never saw a station which had a dispenser on every other post!
     
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    I like it.

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    Hmm, reminds my of some "photos" I saw, by a guy who created them entirely in PS..
     
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    It reminds me of Edward Hopper Nighthawks.


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    Or Bedard.


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    :surprised: Sorry about that..... If it helps, I'm in my 50s, so the 1950s isn't that much of a stretch for me.
     
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    Damn.

    Isn't there some sort of age restrictions on this site. Some sort of gold toner for services rendered and, see ya.


    Michael
     
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    Well, it reminds me too of Hopper. The perspective, shadows and colors are similar to many of his paintings.

    I'm curious who made it.. and yes. .I've bookmarked the sitting ducks web site (thank you Blansky)
     
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    I thought of the "Early Sunday Morning" painting.
     
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    Well I'm glad to hear that others were reminded of Edward Hooper also. That was one of my first thoughts, though I doubt if the photographer was trying to imitate Hooper. Most of thier work was done in B&W and worked with-for Roy Stryker and the FSA. She/he had a long career as a photojournalist and was a long time free lancer for Standard Oil in the 40's and 50's as well as working for Life, Pepsi-Cola, UNICEF, Pan Am traveling around the world making photo-stories.

    The photograph was made with a camera and film - no Photoshop.
     
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    Damn - I was wracking my brain to remember where I'd seen it recently. I was sorting through an old pile of magazines in the archives and came across an article on her - gotta love serendipity... There were several other NY colour ones as I recall? From the late 40's
     
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    Dorthea Lange?
     
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    You are getting warm Tim. The photographer is a her, but not Dorthea Lange.
     
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    Margret Borke White?
     
  21. donbga

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    Nope!
     
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    Oh - I know who it is - as soon as you mentioned her career, it came back to me :smile:
     
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    another nice one - 1947
     

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    Good work, Tim. Shall we continue to keep everyone in the dark?
     
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    Not sure who that is, but it sure looks like the 125th St. stop on the 1 train.
     
  26. Bob F.

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    Tsk Tsk - Tim gave the game away... Even larger, the original image still looks a lot like a painting!

    Never heard of her before... now looking for more...


    Cheers, Bob