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    Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Most, I did, would think that was either digital or a layer mask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merg Ross View Post
    This takes me back. I first heard of Clarence Laughlin in the early 1950's from Dody Weston. Clarence had photographed her as a teenager in New Orleans where she was born. Later, in 1959, I visited Dody's mother in New Orleans and learned more about her friend Clarence and his work.

    I enjoy looking at his photographs. Edward (Weston) was not a fan; however, Imogen more so with her own multiple negative prints, and her deviation from the f.64 school.

    Thanks for bringing to our attention the important work of Clarence Laughlin.

    Dody was eighteen when the photo below was made.



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    Some of the prints seen this past weekend appeared to use cut-outs to achieve the desired result. Collage. Perhaps single-weight paper as it was hard to notice due to the thinness. And a sharp cutting instrument!
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    I am sure he used every option available at that time

    I was thinking of the image of Dody, however it is seemingly and artificially symmetrical

    Nonetheless, astounding!
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    In 1983, Roslyn Special Editions offered a presentation print of The Enigma (Windsor Plantation ruins), bundled with a signed copy of Ghosts along the Mississippi and a picture of the artist spotting the prints for about $250. While I was not smart enough to buy any other of the art deals I was offered in my life, I did buy that one. I have been back to shoot the Windsor Plantation ruins a couple of times. The site has been cleaned ed, losing some of its romance, but is still worth the detour.

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