Articles Tagged with: Self-Portraits
Annie Liebovitz | Hunter S. Thompson
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Hunter S. Thompson and McGovern, 1972, Annie Leibovitz

Annie Liebowitz in her book At Work, says that:

Hunter sweated a lot. When he wasn’t sweating he was screaming that we wasn’t sweating and he thought he was dying.

Hunter S. Thompson exhaling lighter fluid at Jann Wenner, at Wenner's New York home . Annie Liebovitz 1976, Contact Press Images

Hunter S. Thompson exhaling lighter fluid at Jann Wenner, at Wenner's New York home . Annie Liebovitz 1976, Contact Press Images

Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Liebovitz 1972

Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Liebovitz 1972

From the Washington Post, the note Thompson sent to his wife four days before his suicide:

“No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This won’t hurt.”

With a sort of cryptic, ironic, metaphorical hilarity, he took a black marker and titled the note: “Football Season Is Over.”

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Self Portrait, After Beating by Hell's Angels, circa 1960s, M + B Gallery, West Hollywood


The Shadow Self-Portrait

Ah, the shadow self-portrait. I’ve done it. I know you’ve done it. Flickr and Facebook are filled with them. We are all so clever and artsy.

We are also just rehashing some old, tired ground. I am convinced there are many more of these self-portraits by the big name shooters. I will find them and post them. I will be curious to see which is the earliest one I can find. So far, Kertész is in the lead but that is not surprising.

John Vink, Colorado

Self-portrait, 1986, Colorado © John Vink/ Magnum Photos

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Shadow Self Portrait, 1927, Andre Kertesz

Ansel Adams

Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, 1958, Ansel Adams