If you had a chance to take a photo of one historical figure...
An interesting question I've been tossing around in my head...
You have been given a chance to take a photo of a historical figure, at any point in their life, who would that be, and what camera/film would you use to capture their photo.
For me, I'd go with Sir Arthur Wellsley, 1st Duke of Wellington, in Paris in front of the 95th Rifles at the Arc du Triumph, using a Crown Graphic, Ektar Lens, on Kodak Portra 400.
I knew the film before I knew the subject: It would be Kodachrome 25, maybe in my Konica Auto S2 (nice and sharp), or in some nice SLR like an FE2 or an AE-1 with a long lens (I'm not going to cheat and allow myself the option of 120 Kodachrome.)
Anyway, who would I photograph? I've got no one special in mind, but here are a few ideas:
- George Eastman
- Howard Hughes
- Stanley Kubrick
- Genghis Khan
- Julius Caesar, Pompeius Magnus, Marcus Licinius Crassus (1st Triumvirate)
I would shoot Marylin Monroe with a rangefinder (leica M3) on the streets in New York or something, as she would pass by me or while I would spend a day with her. I would certainly have some nice black and white film, some kodak 125px or tri-x . My lens would be a Summilux... I hope she would like the results!
That way, I could kill him and there would be no such thing as Newton Rings. Also, Newt Gingrich may be Bob Gingrich or something....
Hmmm let see
- Jeanne D'Arc
- Nikola Tesla
- Van Gogh
I would probably use a Mamiya Universal with polaroid back.