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    Is this guy a male version of Diane Arbus?

    It's definitely dark and surreal. The shots remind me so much of Arbus' photo of the kid with a toy grenade. There's something compelling about Arthur Tress's work.

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    These are excellent shots. He retains the kids' apparent nightmarish perspective which kids take in their stride but adults worry about - usually without cause. A gnome climbs the stairs or a teddy bear talks when adults aren't around. Taking such pictures nowadays would probably get him arrested as a potential pervert. A sad reflection of the time we live in

    Wonderful stuff.

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    I always thought Tress was much better than Arbus, amazing work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Taking such pictures nowadays would probably get him arrested as a potential pervert.
    Or sued for royalties. Always liked his work which was often featured in magazines of the time. Thanks for the memories.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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    Have you seen his shadow pictures? For some of them, I'm not sure how they are achieved.:-

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ar...w=1280&bih=899

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    Great stuff. I can look at it for hours.

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    great link thanks
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Interesting work.

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    Very interesting. Some remind me of Angus McBean.

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    I bought his book 'Fantastic Voyage - Photographs 1956-2000' a few years ago and it's a gem. I'll be looking at it again I think!



 

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