Monday, November 22, 2010

Photograph Twins

 Helmut Newton, Charlotte Rampling

 Ricardo Tinelli, Eva Green


  1. Simply no comparison, Dash, everything is better in the first photo, the pose, the body, the setting, the actress, the lighting. Never did think much of Eva Green, this hasn't helped!!

    Have a great week

  2. I agree with Sharon. The artistry in the first photo is much better than the second. Also the politically correct second photo has no cigarette pack on the table.

  3. I too agree, however Eva Green looks so beautiful, it's hard to not like it! Your blog is forever stunning and inspirational! :)

    1. Yeah, Eva Green is unequalled in beauty. She is totally unique!

  4. Charlotte was so sexy with her unabashed sensuality.

  5. Charlotte can not be matched. The Newton photo captures a moment, while mimicry is all the 2nd offers- it really is diminished in translation. love seeing them matched side by side however. Visionaire has Charlotte featured (now age 62) online. she is a real original. pgt

  6. The saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," comes to mind...Unfortunately, the second photo doesn't rival the first...There is no rival for Rampling.

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  8. Agree with everyone above.
    Eva is lovely but her pose lacks the mystery that Charlotte provoked in her odalisque allure.Eva verges on mock David Hamilton.
    Literally night and day.
    I've seen that vintage copy of Vogue with Charlotte posing for Newton at her and then husband JM Jarre's property in Switzerland in the 1970s.Its a beautiful editorial with the typical erotic hint by Helmut Newton.

  9. Oh look, you posted that photo of me posting on my piano!
    Ha...I wish I had Charlotte Ramplings sexy body.

  10. Love Charlotte and love that picture. Hope all's well with you xx

  11. Charlotte Rampling portrait by Helmut Newton is definitely a classic! The picture was taken in the Bohemian Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus in Arles. The movie critic once said to Charlotte Rampling that she was not like any other naked woman he'd seen in the picture. She has this goddess like presence (think of goddesses in the famous Renaissance painting, Diana and Actaeon by Titian) as if you are not invited to look at her.

    Charlotte Rampling said that that was her first nude pose and it was also the first nude picture for Newton so "there is no exploitation".


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