Peter Black

Leslie and Diana Camera, 1979

Leslie and Diana Camera, 1979 by Peter Black

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Mark Amery suggests that this photograph records a ‘camera-slingers duel’, when two photographers face-off to see who is quickest on the draw to take the other’s photo. The image captures those moments of hilarity shared between friends when laughter overtakes all.

The Diana camera referred to in the title was a cheap apparatus, which despite (and indeed, because of) its numerous faults was much loved by photographers in the 1970s. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Leslie and Diana Camera, 1979
Artist/creator
Production date
1979
Medium
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions
155 x 155 mm
Inscription
(verso, pencil) Peter Black. Leslie and Diane Camera 79.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/4/7
Other ID
1981/4/7/A
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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