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60 Amazing Photographs of Street Scenes of Rome, Italy in the Early 1960s
Old 08-09-2018   #1
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60 Amazing Photographs of Street Scenes of Rome, Italy in the Early 1960s

Someone certainly liked their new wide angle lens and gave it a good try-out.

I'll bet that "La Dolce Vita" style Rome is now long gone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h295Pb_mWaM
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Yikes, who was that guy/gal? Robert Doisneau comes to mind, maybe this guy/gal was better. Like Larry said, 'Thanks for Posting.'
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These are wonderful. Thanks very much for posting.
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Recognized quite a few of Bruno Barbey's. Could be that all of these are his..
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Recognized quite a few of Bruno Barbey's. Could be that all of these are his..
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Someone certainly liked their new wide angle lens and gave it a good try-out.
Totally out from nowhere to me. Thanks! Pictures like these are best education in photography to me.

It is centuries away from try-out. It is one of the best street and real candid work I ever seen so far.
Controlling frame, composition and action at incredible master level. And it is not only wide, tele shots are also present.
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These really need a confirmed photo credit.
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35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very close to his subjects.
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35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very close to his subjects.
It is wider than 35 in many of them (corner distortions) and longer than 50 in some.
Here is his M2 with 35mm lens from Italians time.
https://legendarycamera.com/leica-m2...no-barbey-1962
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I looked at his photos on Google and there was a photo of Barbey (young with a Nikon F). I check 1962 Nikon lenses and their widest (except for a mirror lock lens; experimental) was a 28mm.

I have a 35mm for my Bessa R and IIIf and it doesn't seem to have that much distortion.
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Looks like Super Angulon 21 work (not all, of course). Fantastic work. Surely from a famous photog. But who? Is it from a book? I love it.

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All the photos are from Bruno Barbey.
https://www.vintag.es/2015/01/60-ama...et-scenes.html
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Thanks for confirming the photographer.
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It is wider than 35 in many of them (corner distortions) and longer than 50 in some.
Here is his M2 with 35mm lens from Italians time.
https://legendarycamera.com/leica-m2...no-barbey-1962
That's a very well-loved M2 Kostya. And the 35 looks like its seen a lot of things too. Some of his shots look considerably wider than 35, so maybe he had a few lenses.
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That's a very well-loved M2 Kostya. And the 35 looks like its seen a lot of things too. Some of his shots look considerably wider than 35, so maybe he had a few lenses.
It was mentioned in this or another article, how he was more than 35 wider user with M2. Yet, his yearlier years pictures on-line are only with Nikon SLRs.
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It is wider than 35 in many of them (corner distortions) and longer than 50 in some.
Here is his M2 with 35mm lens from Italians time.
https://legendarycamera.com/leica-m2...no-barbey-1962
Right. Thanks.
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My favorite picture of Italy in the 1960's (well, actually 1951)..................



Well actually its a lovely series of photos and an article about how they came to be made by aspiring photographer Ruth Orkin:

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/0...-iconic-photo/
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Thanks Peter, I always wondered about that shot, great story.
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My favorite picture of Italy in the 1960's (well, actually 1951)..................



Well actually its a lovely series of photos and an article about how they came to be made by aspiring photographer Ruth Orkin:

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/0...-iconic-photo/
Good to know they were all just acting .

This photo reminds me how our elder daughter walks in Toronto these days.

Her grandmother experienced this "environment" in one of the ex-USSR republic. At some point she decided it is not worth it and was staying in hotel instead of going out.



Toronto 2012.
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My favorite picture of Italy in the 1960's (well, actually 1951)..................



Well actually its a lovely series of photos and an article about how they came to be made by aspiring photographer Ruth Orkin:

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/0...-iconic-photo/
Besides the pretty 1950s American babe model walking by (I imagine her a very pale complexioned redhead), the early Lambretta 150 D naked motor scooter is a very collectable machine these days.
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