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Friday, April 8, 2011

Which lady photographer do you like best? SEPIA SATURDAY

This week I'm definitely following the theme. I searched my photo files to see if I had any photos of women photographers and voila! sure enough I had two. See which one you like the best.

This is a snapshot I picked up at an antique shop a few years ago. I knew it would come in handy some day. Isn't she interesting? Looks like she's in some type of uniform and she appears to be in the desert somewhere. She's snapping a photo and tightly holding on to the camera case. Is she the keeper of the box at her left? Why put it in the photo?

And then there's this lady photographer. I bought this postcard for our photographer, Steve for his birthday. I guess he didn't like it because he left it sitting around and didn't take it home. He probably didn't want his wife to see it. Who knew that Sepia Saturday would have a lady photographer theme some day and I'd be able to use it?  Steve will probably want it back now that it's famous.

So here is Nanci White, photographed by that famous photographer of the 50's, Bunny Yeager.  She was born in 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pa. and went on to become one of the most photographed models in Miami. Then she decided she liked being on the other side of the camera.  She's most famous for making Bettie Page famous (the famous pin-up model of the 50's). She took most of her photographs including ones that appeared in Playboy magazine. She also took photos of Ursula Andress and of course, Nanci White who appears below. In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish Masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in Lady in Cement. She also played a part in the 2005 film The Notorious Bettie Page.

Here's Bunny Yeager on the job:

 So which photographer do you like best? Let's take a vote:
      (a) lady in funny uniform
      (b) lady in bikini bottom
      (c) Bunny Yeager


  1. A 3-way tie for silliness.

  2. What fun photos - I do love the first one and wonder what she was doing - but I love the second one, just look at her expression!

  3. I like the Bunny Yeager one because I know she was a real professional photographer, and I know she took some photos that were used on postcards.

  4. Enjoying all three photographs immensely, but I hesitate to vote ....

  5. I vote for the first one. Good candid photos always beat gloss and floss.

  6. Mike said it better than I could, but I agree.

  7. On the lady in uniform because it is most likely one of a kind. There may not be another one anywhere.

  8. Well ... I think #1. I wonder if the lady in #1 was a birdwatcher, dressed for a rugged day of wildlife photography?

    Happy Sepia Saturday,

    Kathy M.

  9. I"m for A; she could have been working undercover and the box looks like a bluebird nesting box, only perhaps someone left a mysterious note, "meet me down the hill" so she is resolved to pursue.....what fun we can have inventing things about which we know nothing...

  10. After some deliberation, I vote for #1.
    #1 clearly a real person taking a photo.
    #2 a lady in her knickers who would be more comfortable on a rug with a cocktail.
    #3 famous for being both sides of the camera.
    When you look at picture #1 you want to know more. Pictures #2 and #3 already tell all.

  11. Oh my goodness - I think Bunny was well ahead of her time. Dressed like that, I'm sure the men in the photo would have had big grins :-) I'd go for No 1's reality shot though... Jo

  12. I like the girl photographer in her fancy knickers; she looks great and has fun. I am sure this postcard was snatched up!
    The first one is nice; I wonder what her job was?
    I do not like fake blondes with big boobs,
    photographer or not!
    I have left you a response to your questions on my Sepia S.

  13. I have to go for No 2 : but the sad part is that I have chosen it because of the camera rather than the model. Oh dear, I really am getting old and sad.

  14. Yes #2 for me!Thank You Alan for pointing out the camera!