The Man Who Shot Garbo

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© Penny Nannini
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One of my all time favorite photo books is “The Man Who Shot Garbo”. It is a collection of photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull. He was a photographer of the stars in Hollywood from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. His photographs had such a beautiful dramatic quality that was easily recognizable as his unique style. This book is filled with close to 200 gorgeous pictures and a short history of his life.

I tried to mimick his use of simple lighting and starkness into my self portrait for this theme although I used my digital camera, something that was not yet developed in his lifetime

23 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    Well done Penny.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   said (18 Aug 2008):


  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (18 Aug 2008):

    great portrait&atmosphere!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (18 Aug 2008):

    Molt bona. . .preciosa!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    This is really cool Penny! Love it! Stunning how much you look alike Incredible!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    Simply Great

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    One heck of a comp! Wow!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    how cool you are !

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    Astonishing - it looks like GG viewing a book with herself on the cover!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    very cool shot!

  • Cassandra Bould

    Cassandra Bould gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    Gorgeous photo, I love the atmousphere you have created!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (21 Aug 2008):

    Great portrait and amazing resemblance Penny. Nice image for the theme.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    I keep seeing this shot...I love it!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    this is missed this one..not anymore

  • Yannis Larios

    Yannis Larios gave props (26 Aug 2008):

    Brilliant capture Penny! A favorite!

  • Michael Goermann

    Michael Goermann gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    Crop, location, sharpness and unsharpness - simply great. I would say: That´s set for being published. ;)

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    omg Penny!! This is look just like gg! and I love the atmosphere and the style! omg!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    what a great shot! you DO look like GG... fantastic!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (30 Nov 2008):


  • Nicole Drozd

    Nicole Drozd said (14 Jun 2009):

    Awesome photo!

  • Sam Laub

    Sam Laub said (27 Sep 2009):

    I would like to see this picture done with studio lighting on each side to match the lighting in GG's photo. Extreme Déjà vu.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (23 Jun 2010):

    Clever and well put togetger

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Brilliant work!!

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