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03/04/2017 12:42:39 PM · #1
I had never seen this before. What a brilliant concept and execution in my opinion.

Model in a bubble.
03/04/2017 12:49:59 PM · #2
That IS very nice. Curiously, as far as I can see, the cable suspending the bubble has been "photoshopped" out of the images. Of course, they didn't have photoshop then so it must have been "airbrushed" out of the prints. Raise your hands if you remember "airbrushing", folks! (waving wildly)
03/04/2017 12:56:50 PM · #3
Wow , that was a real flashback, I was only 11. I do remember the hair styles.
Waving right back.

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03/04/2017 10:51:35 PM · #4
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That IS very nice. Curiously, as far as I can see, the cable suspending the bubble has been "photoshopped" out of the images. Of course, they didn't have photoshop then so it must have been "airbrushed" out of the prints. Raise your hands if you remember "airbrushing", folks! (waving wildly)


Robert, did they air brush the negatives or the prints?
03/05/2017 10:04:51 AM · #5
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That IS very nice. Curiously, as far as I can see, the cable suspending the bubble has been "photoshopped" out of the images. Of course, they didn't have photoshop then so it must have been "airbrushed" out of the prints. Raise your hands if you remember "airbrushing", folks! (waving wildly)

Robert, did they air brush the negatives or the prints?

Typically, the prints. That would be done by the magazines as part of the pre-press process.
03/05/2017 12:49:08 PM · #6
Ah. So these then are photos of the finished print...is that why they look fuzzy?

Nowadays, no need for a heavy plexiglass bubble on a crane. We can photoshop a bubble. :) Yup, googled "in a bubble" & got lots of variety.

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03/05/2017 03:02:26 PM · #7
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Ah. So these then are photos of the finished print...is that why they look fuzzy?

Yup. These were all shot on assignment for Harper's Bazaar Spring 1963 issue. At the time, Harper's was printed in "rotogravure" (and possibly still is now, though I doubt it).

Rotogravure involves etching images onto a flexible surface that is wrapped around a cylinder and is a form of intaglio printing. The surface is engraved or etched with tiny recesses of varying depths, and the depth determines how much ink the recess can hold and, consequently, apply to the printed page. It's an EXCELLENT way to reproduce photography.

So whether the images on the web page are "copies" of the original print or of the rotogravure page, I can't be sure. 1031.gif GeneralE has much more knowledge of this sort of stuff than I do...
03/05/2017 03:12:48 PM · #8
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

So whether the images on the web page are "copies" of the original print or of the rotogravure page, I can't be sure. 1031.gif GeneralE has much more knowledge of this sort of stuff than I do...

Not so much of that technique -- by the time I got into the commercial printing business it was all photo-offset technique, and photos were reproduced using the halftone process, where variously-sized dots of solid ink simulate gray tones.

I was working as we transitioned from creating the halftone with a screen on a camera to scanning a photographic print or film -- one of the scanners we bought came with some bundled software which Adobe eventually bought and released as "Photoshop" ...
03/05/2017 07:05:13 PM · #9
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