Friday, October 18, 2013

Near, Hard By

5.  Close Up
Photographs, intimacy, yeah, yeah, yeah.  First to mind, the toothpaste.  When it premiered, it was a gel.  And it was red.  Quite unheard of.

Close-up: I am a big fan of portraiture, particularly black and white, as it seems to show character that color sometimes misses.  There are several books of faces around here --- famous faces and not.  And one of my hobbies is collecting life masks, which requires an artist to get just about as close up to the subject as possible.  This is one I have, though this isn't it ---mine is bronze.
Katharine Hepburn

And a black-and-white of same:


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