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Was it art ?

Lloydy
Posted 02/04/2010 - 18:04 Link
and did we care?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8600863.stm

Quote:
Tennis Girl poster photographer dies

The photographer behind Tennis Girl, one of the world's biggest-selling posters, has died at the age of 63.

Martin Elliott took his most famous shot in 1976 of his then girlfriend dressed in tennis gear, hitching her skirt to reveal a bare bottom.

Ahh, happy days.
womble
Posted 02/04/2010 - 23:50 Link
I didn't own that poster but I knew a lot of people who did!

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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johnriley
Posted 02/04/2010 - 23:51 Link
This is one of those iconic images. Brilliant shot.
Best regards, John
womble
Posted 02/04/2010 - 23:53 Link
And wouldn't we all like to still be collecting royalties on a 30+ year old photo!

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
fatspider
Posted 03/04/2010 - 00:10 Link
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And wouldn't we all like to still be collecting royalties on a 30+ year old photo

Well actually Kris I'd sooner have the strength to battle cancer for 10 years and or course the chance to photograph an 18 year olds bum


Hats off to the man though, as John says, an iconic image.
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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