" I don’t do boudoir or lingerie with a toy gun.”Monday, December 09, 2013
I took these photographs of Bronwen Marsden with a Leica IIIF and its Summicron 50mm F-2 lens. The film was Kodak T-Max 400 film pushed to 800 IS0. These photographs (scanned 8x10 prints on Ilford FB paper) are part of a series which illustrated an essay by my writer friend John Lekich on the women of Raymond Chandler and Elmore Leonard novels.
The purpose of using the Leica for some of the takes was that the camera is contemporary (early 50s) to much of Chandler’s output.
I showed the four photographs to a lovely young woman over coffee. Her comment was, “I don’t do boudoir or lingerie with a toy gun.”