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"Figurehead"
William Mortensen

From Monsters & Madonnas, Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1935. In WM's words, "...an academic study, a tentative effort at capturing in pictorial terms the universal symbolism of the nude...." Camera: Soho Reflex, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Lens: Goerz-Dagor, 7 inch. Exposure: about 1/2 second at f.11. Film: Eastman Verichrome film pack, 1935. Camera distance: 8 feet. Film developer: Metol-Borax. Developing time: 1.5 hours. Paper for bromoil matrix: Defender Velour Black I. Print developer: Amidol. Process: Bromoil transfer.

Robert Balcomb photograph of Mortensen original print.

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