Weekend in LA – the Getty, Part II

Very much enjoyed the exhibit on carbro photography. Liked the Richard Miller stuff even better than the headliner, Paul Outerbridge. Can easily understand Miller’s sentiment here: “In 1962, Miller entered semi-retirement, occasionally shooting motion picture and other assignments. That same year, the McGraw Colorgraph Company of Burbank, California discontinued production of carbro tissue. When asked about this development, Miller said, ‘I stopped making carbro prints long before they stopped making the materials. Otherwise it would have broken my heart. When you look at these carbro prints, you realise that you cannot do this with any other colour process. They are exquisite.’”

Exhibit included this awesome ode to ketchup on eggs (shout-out to the old man):

Also, this fairly heartbreaking portrait of one Norma Jean Dougherty (nee Baker), taken when she was just a contract model in LA. (That’s her own wedding dress, from her marriage in 1942, at age 18, to Jim Dougherty. The marriage was about to end – Norma Jean had decided to pursue a career in modeling.)


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