Quote Originally Posted by Trask View Post
Yes, Avedon frequently photographed with a Rolleiflex on a tripod, set up quite close to the subject.
Avedon usually has a dialog with his subjects so I would think working closely. While photographing The Duchess and Duke of Windsor at New York in 1957 knowing that they were dog lovers, he commented about a dog being run over to the couple then snapped the shutter. He made it all up to get an unflattering look on the couple's face.