Marc Riboud; Eiffel Tower painter.

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  1. John Bragg

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    It's a masterpiece. I couldn't afford a real print, so a poster of this wonderful image hangs on my living room wall (between posters of Ronis' nude at the wash basin, and Man Ray's Violin d'Inges). Thanks for posting it.
     
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    It made me laugh. I really like it, but wonder is he really a painter or was he posing? How high up were they. Lots of questions, no answers.
     
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    Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, what a great picture.




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    Apparently this was not posed. Riboud just saw the guy doing his very dangerous job in a completely noncholant manner, cigarette in mouth and not a care in the world.
     
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    Could be - but these kinds of pics were very popular in the '20's and '30's and relied on using unusual angles to portray a riskier position than was reality.

    There is a famous picture of a bunch of ironworkers taking a lunch break during the building of the Empire State Building. They are seated in a row on a steel girder, casually munching their sandwiches seemingly hanging in mid-air with a huge void below down to the distant city streets. Anyone here have that pic available?

    Blansky mentioned Buster Keaton. He specialized in being pictured in these kinds of "harrowing" situations.
     
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    That's the way I felt after dinner and a bottle of wine up there. Great picture I would love to see a picture of the photographer.
     
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    This is one I found.

    I don't think it's the exact one I remember - Hines probably took a number of them since these guys kept falling off and ruining the shot!
     

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    Are you sure it is from Lewis Hine ? I was pretty sure about this, but the only reference I could find credited "Anon" (don't even know if this is a real name or means "anonymous").

    It really looks like Hine but am unsure
     
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    Was found, fully-credited, on the website of a major US newspaper that sells prints of it for significant $.....