Opinions please - Surrealistic Self-Portraits - from 50 years ago

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  1. jouhar

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    A grandfather to be proud of, a grandfather to learn from.
    A journey back in time allso.

    I started in photography at that time (1959/1960).
    Thanks for sharing.

    Peter
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

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    I like it. Very interesting.

    Jeff
     
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    Very cool indeed
     
  5. Christopher Walrath

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    Not so much an opinion as a lesson your grandfather just taught me.

    HAVE SOME FRICKIN FUN ALREADY!

    Because it looks like he loved to have fun with his film. A lesson we could all learn or re-learn as the case may be.
    Thank you very much for sharing that with us.
     
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    Clearly very well thought out, and skillfully done.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. jnanian

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    great series!

    your grandfather seems like
    he must have been a lot of fun :smile:

    thanks for sharing!
    john
     
  8. David William White

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    I couldn't agree more!

    Love the images!
     
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    A very enjoyable series. I see lots of humour, clever technique, and many innovative ideas. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I would have liked to meet the man. Thanks for the link.
     
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    I loved the shot of the vase. Awesome!
     
  12. Barry S

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    Those are great--he looks like a card. :smile:
     
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    Wonderful series. You must be proud of him - I would be.

    Bob H
     
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    Me too. I loved the one in the glass jug.


    Steve.
     
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    Agreed... what a sense of humor! What a treasure for you!!
     
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    Great pictures. He looks like he'd be a lot of fun.
     
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    Now that's some stuff I'll have to try. I've been looking to work on innovative enlarging techniques like the ones used here, like the one when he was playling himself in a game of chess.

    The coolest technique I saw involved printing a face and after repositioning the negative burning a single eye into the forehead.
     
  18. Andy K

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    Wonderful work. I most enjoyed the shot with the coins. Seeing the old Imperial coinage really took me back!

    Love your grandfather's imagination and sense of humour.
     
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    Very interesting. I assume that this was a case of cutting and pasting and photographing the montage?
     
  20. jouhar

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    I am not sure which ones you mean - all of the ones that show more than one instance of my grandfather have been done with multiple exposures on the same negative, I think.

    Regards
    Kelvin
     
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    Agreed... a wonderful series. Your grandfather was an innovative thinker.

    Regards,