At 01:20 PM 11/8/2000 -0600, Garry Lewis wrote:
>>This week's Amateur Photographer features and article
>>on Jane Bown, who is known for her simple,
>>straightforward but stunning portraiture. She uses an
>>Olympus OM1 & 50mm and Tri-X for almost everything.
>>Anyone wishing to read/view more about her can try
>Man would I like to sit down with her an discuss B&W portraiture. She
>does some nice work. An to get it all from 1/60 at f.8. I don't think
>it is HER picture on the website. If it is, then find out the name of
>the vitamins she takes and I'll order a carload.
Uh, folks, the picture you're referring to is that of Isabella Rosselini (a
beautiful woman in her own right), looks like early-to-mid-1990s. I'm sure
Jane Bown would be flattered, but no, that's not her. And yes, she does have a
marvelously simple and unaffected technique. This is the kind of portraiture I
used to do with Ilford B&W films and available light. (No, I was never nearly
as good at it as Jane Bown, though I had the occasional serendipitous shot...).
Isabella Rosselini would be a nice subject. *Man*, would she be a nice
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