Wednesday, October 19, 2011

PEN International Photoshoot (and Outtakes)

You can see this and other Detusch & Luba productions on their blog: http://blog.socialadvertising.dk/

For another instance of the Hermes Baby being used to illustrate a story, see this article.

Some favorites from the other typewriters I photographed:
Maroon/ burgundy Groma Kolibri that I got in a swap from Georg back in May.

Oh, this old thing? Another Groma Kolibri in grayish-green that I stumbled upon (what a stroke of luck!) sometime this summer. It even has a Swiss-French keyboard! I'll tell you all about it one of these days.

This frakturschrift three-bank Senta needs no introduction.

Neither does this  Seidel & Naumann Erika 5, the result of another swap with Georg in April. 

I have since parted ways with this Annabella (keys felt a bit flimsy and rattly; I never used it), but I can't deny that she takes a good picture.

I have found it rather difficult to capture the unique blue-green color of the Olivetti Lettera 32 (this one has an international QWERTY keyboard); but camera tricks helped a lot here :)

Finally, you can't bring up the subject of photogenic typewriters, surely, without showing an Olivetti Valentine! Ours comes without the cheerful yellow ribbon caps, but I suppose that is what keeps this from looking like every other Valentine stock picture out there.

8 comments:

  1. What a cool assignment! very stimulating. I like the Erika and the Lettera as alternatives for the poster.

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  2. I love it! Great photos for a great cause. Congratulations on picking up some recognition.

    All the typewriters look wonderful, but I still have an excessive level of admiration for the Senta in knowing the type face under the hood.

    The Anabella has a pretty face. Thanks for warning about its typing performance.

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  3. Gorgeous photos, and I really like the poster they created.

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  4. That poster is one of the better things I've seen all week. :D

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  5. STUNNING pictures, Adwoa. PEN International chose well!

    It is especially gratifying to see a picture of the Senta on which you wrote such a lovely letter to me recently.

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  6. Congratulations Adwoa, thanks for sharing the good news! Nice minimalist poster.

    And you have the coolest typewriter collection.

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  7. Great. The Baby looks very attractive. The second link with the kindle in the typewriter was amazing, I had the same photo idea for my to-be-written post on my new kindle.

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