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January 21, 2007

Quiz: Name the photographer

Filed under: quizes & assignments — alecsothblog @ 3:07 am

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I’m going to be on a demanding assignment for the next few weeks and won’t have much time to write. Here is a brainteaser for while I’m gone. Name the 24 celebrity photographers who took the pictures below. I’ll send a signed print to the first person that can correctly name them all before I return.

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75 Comments

  1. Apparently I’m on a demanding assignment for the next few weeks, too.

    Comment by Shane Lavalette — January 21, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

  2. Tough task! I’m afraid off the top of my head I’m only at 4 positive and 4 potentials.

    Comment by rob — January 21, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

  3. I have never wanted to win anything as badly as I have wanted to win this. But I have no idea for most of it.

    Comment by Greg Wasserstrom — January 21, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  4. Holy cow. Who woulda thunk anyone could come up with such a good collection of celebrity work.

    Comment by Todd W. — January 21, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  5. A. George Lucas
    B. Gloria Steinem
    C. Clint Eastwood
    D. Mel Gibson
    E. Beck
    F. Charlie Chaplin
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Grace Slick
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Morrissey
    K. Joan Didion
    L. Ted Kaczynski
    M. Bella Karolyi
    N. Winston Churchill
    O. Mia Farrow
    P. Jimmy Buffet
    Q. Henry Rollins
    R. Maya Angelou
    S. Charles Barkley
    T. Orson Welles
    U. Lady Diana Spencer
    V. Cheryl “Salt” James- of Salt N Pepa
    W. Neil Simon
    X. bell hooks

    I’ll contact you with the shipping information for my print.

    Thanks,
    Ms. Zoe Strauss

    Comment by Zoe Strauss — January 21, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

  6. Zoe!

    thats a hell of a list are you serious? Can anyone verify this? You are so quick you are like the people I used to know who knew all the Baseball stats.

    Comment by Harlan Erskine — January 22, 2007 @ 12:58 am

  7. I’ll never get the full list, so I’ll throw in a few where Zoe went wrong that I know of.

    E. David Byrne
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    T. Matthew Modine

    Hope that helps someone score the print!

    Comment by rob — January 22, 2007 @ 2:37 am

  8. Ted Kaczynski! ha!

    Comment by rob — January 22, 2007 @ 2:50 am

  9. g i think is a bruce davidson photo

    Comment by jesus — January 22, 2007 @ 5:28 am

  10. Zoe is making a joke people!

    Comment by Theodore Williams — January 22, 2007 @ 6:28 am

  11. Half joking, perhaps with a few of them.

    But G. is indeed Biker Couple by Dennis Hopper.

    Comment by rob — January 22, 2007 @ 7:45 am

  12. Maya Angelou must have taken a different photo. 🙂

    I believe that R. was snapped by Linda McCartney.

    Good luck!

    Comment by rolo — January 22, 2007 @ 8:07 am

  13. H. Joni Mitchell

    Comment by Adam — January 22, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  14. K. Helena Christensen

    Comment by rob — January 22, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

  15. I’m going to give up before it does my head in. Take this and go, people.

    E. David Byrne
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    K. Helena Christensen
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    T. Matthew Modine

    Comment by rob — January 22, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

  16. B. Brendan Fraser
    D. Carmen Electra
    L. Henry Winkler
    P. Kyle MacLachlan

    Comment by RG — January 22, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

  17. Damn this is really hard. I’ve only got one on my own: H -> Graham Nash.

    Comment by Stephan — January 22, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

  18. Ted Kaczynski is one helluva pinholer.

    Comment by JOhn — January 22, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  19. Sorry, Harlan, I am not serious, except for 2 of the answers.

    Comment by Zoe Strauss — January 22, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

  20. I need Park Place!

    Comment by Kevin — January 22, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

  21. I give up. I need my life back.

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant (?)
    J.
    K. Helena Christensen (?)
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N.
    O. Sammy Davis Jr. (?)
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R.
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Mathew Modine
    U.
    V.
    W.
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Amy Stein — January 22, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  22. I give up. I need my life back. Alec, if you want to send me a print anyways, I wouldn’t object.

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant (?)
    J.
    K. Helena Christensen (?)
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N.
    O. Sammy Davis Jr. (?)
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R.
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Mathew Modine
    U.
    V.
    W.
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Amy Stein — January 22, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

  23. hey amy — you’re kind of spoiling the fun for those of us who only have 3 left to go…

    Comment by lexi — January 22, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

  24. lexi — a lot of people have offered up partial lists in the spirit of helping others. no spoilage.

    Comment by bill — January 22, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

  25. k – eudora welty

    i think…

    Comment by aizan — January 22, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

  26. This is killing me.

    A – Andy Summers
    B – Brendan Fraser
    C – Bryan Adams
    D – Carmen Electra
    E – David Byrne
    F – David Lynch
    G – Dennis Hopper
    H – Graham Nash
    I – Gus Van Sant?
    J –
    K – Helena Christensen or Eudora Welty
    L – Henry Winkler
    M – Jeff Bridges
    N –
    O – Sammy Davis Jr.?
    P – Kyle MacLachlan
    Q – Leonard Nimoy
    R – Linda McCartney
    S – Lou Reed
    T – Matthew Modine
    U – (sign says: Taylor Walker / The London …)
    V –
    W –
    X – Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Shane Lavalette — January 22, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

  27. rolo is right about R. – Linda McCartney.

    and O. is Kenny Rogers.

    my list is close to amy’s, but i missed A, K, and X.

    alec – i really enjoyed your lecture at photoLA on saturday. nice job.

    Comment by j. — January 23, 2007 @ 12:52 am

  28. No one got j yet – it’s not Morrissey, Zoe. It’s Germaine Greer.

    Comment by colin — January 23, 2007 @ 4:03 am

  29. Fun to discover who shot ‘U’ (ie, Mr N… … ). Cool!

    Comment by rob — January 23, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

  30. Oh, didn’t realize the list was almost complete for better or worse. I’ll retire (for a 2nd time) after noticing 11 of the 24 (perhaps that counts for a dog-eared 4×6). Someone put me out of my misery, what is ‘V’?

    B. Brendan Fraser
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    T. Mathew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx

    N. Jackie Kennedy? Pope? Hitler?
    V. Doesn’t count… not a ‘photograph’ 😛 Definitely by someone not happy, or innocent.

    and..

    A. Andy Summers
    C. Bryan Adams
    F. David Lynch ?
    I. Gus Van Sant ?
    J. Germaine Greer ?
    M. Jeff Bridges
    O. Kenny Rogers
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed ?
    W. Neil Simon ?
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by rob — January 23, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

  31. colin – Are you sure about Germaine Greer? She doesn’t appear to be much of a photographer, and her one photo-related book consists of shots by others? Does she even qualify as a celebrity? Still looks like a Larry Clark to me, but that won’t work…

    Anybody made any verifiable progress on V and W? (Don’t tell me, just let me know they exist online)

    I’ve got the rest (and can verify, except for I. Gus Van Sant – but I don’t know who else would be making portraits of Grace Zabriskie other than David Lynch, and he’s taken), but I’ve been stuck on these last three. What a pain…

    Comment by jay zzz — January 23, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

  32. I’ve confirmed “I” (not online). I will also confirm that “W” exists online.

    (jay zzz, the Germaine Greer comment must also be a joke, because she published a book about the erotics of boys.)

    Can anyone say if “J” exists online?

    Comment by lexi — January 23, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

  33. Wow, 32 comments.
    Never underestimate the human capacity for acquisitiveness.

    Comment by Lux Iconic — January 23, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  34. Yes, but it’s not just acquisitiveness. It’s an Alec Soth print! Signed! Jesus!
    Ok, I know the first one is Imogen Cunningham, at least it’s her model. Maybe if we figured it out together and pushed send together, he’d give us all prints. How about it? Power to the people. Right on.

    Comment by Regina Hackett — January 24, 2007 @ 1:57 am

  35. ok, yes, Graham Nash is 8, and isn’t that Richard Avedon at 9 o’clock and Mapplethrope at 10? That brings me to four, which is, I know, a wretchedly failing grade.

    Comment by Regina Hackett — January 24, 2007 @ 2:01 am

  36. Lexi’s right about Germaine Greer – though Morrissey’s funnier. How about David Bowie for j – he looks like a David Bowie mini-me to me. Does Bowie ever use a camera?

    Comment by colin — January 24, 2007 @ 6:10 am

  37. first one is definitely andy summers, not imogen cunningham:

    no evidence, but gut feeling that j could be michael stipe or patti smith. i started searching the people section of imdb for “photographer” and found most of the known commodities on alec’s quiz, but I ran out of the patience necessary to search through every actor who’s bio says they are also an “acclaimed photographer.”

    Comment by bill — January 24, 2007 @ 9:27 am

  38. Regina, tsk tsk.
    You know you’re not allowed to accept free gifts from artists–that is, unless critical standards have truly fallen as low as everyone says.

    Joking!

    By the way, speaking of joking about criticism and following up on Soth’s recent Peter Schjeldahl fascination, has anyone read the most recent book on the piss-poor state of art criticism (I’m a critic myself, so I’m interested in such things)? It’s Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice, edited by Raphael Rubinstein. I’m working my way through it, and it’s got me rather confused…

    Comment by Lux Iconic — January 24, 2007 @ 10:09 am

  39. Most likely,

    J= Harmony korine, celebrity and the prince of ‘dude factor’.

    It’d be from his book ‘the bad son’.

    I accept your gratitude.

    Comment by Nick Symon — January 24, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

  40. jay zzz,

    I is definitely Gus van Sant. I went to the source and contacted Grace Zabriskie who confirmed it is from GSV’s 108 Portraits. I think I’ll pick up a copy from AddAll.

    Comment by rob — January 24, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

  41. Of course J could be Larry Clark if he got there before HK, but LC is too close to being a ‘real’ photographer. Still laughing over Macauley Culkin being called a mini-Bowie…

    Comment by rob — January 24, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

  42. What makes you think that’s Macaulay Culkin?

    Comment by Clarissa — January 24, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

  43. It doesn’t look like Macaulay to me either. So I’m not convinced that it’s Harmony Korine…

    (Poor Grace Z. — I emailed her too. Whoever gets a copy of 108 Portraits, will you make a nice scan for her?)

    Comment by hmmm — January 24, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

  44. Hey, is that someone with a darkcloth over their head in Q?? Looks like a giant with a view camera — think I can see one of the tripod legs. And, good grief, there’s a midget dutchwoman looking out of a crystal teapot in R. Not that this helps anyone. B is for Best, though — who is Brendan Fraser?

    Comment by Mike C. — January 25, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  45. In the spirit of co-operation, they are in A-Z first name order (go on, all say you knew that already, of course you did).

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Harmony Korine
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Jackie Kennedy/Bouvier? JFK? Nahh says A-Z? But my instinct…
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Mathew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. ???
    W. Neil Simon ? A-Z mini-dilemma.
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    So, A pink chair photographer beginning with N?

    Comment by rob — January 25, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  46. Oh right, so its not Neil Simon.

    Comment by rob — January 25, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

  47. J is hedi slimane! a celebrity for sure but not the kind of celebrity everybody’s thinking of.

    Comment by saj — January 25, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

  48. J is definitely Hedi Slimane, K is Karl Lagerfeld. They’re both buddies and because Alec is in France perhaps we should be looking at a Stephen Gan/Visionaire or French celebrities angle for the remaining two–V and W. There’s a lot of alphabet left between Nikki and Viggo. I’ve been looking but I’ve got work to do and a family to spend time with, so I’m done.

    Comment by David Kern — January 26, 2007 @ 10:43 am

  49. The lighting in W, and the subject matter, looks very Peter Greenaway.

    Comment by rob — January 26, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

  50. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Germaine Greer
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Jackie Kennedy
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney.
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Tyra Banks
    V. ?uestlove
    W. Viggo Mortensen
    X. William Shatner

    Comment by david Wilson Burnham — January 26, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

  51. N. is Lagerfeld, not K.

    Comment by jay zzz — January 26, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

  52. Sorry, typo.

    Comment by David Kern — January 26, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

  53. And I was so sure that N was Jennifer Beals!

    Comment by Alex G. — January 26, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

  54. It’s worth a shot, so here goes!
    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfled
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney.
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. ?uestlove
    W. Tyra Banks
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Leslie Brown — January 27, 2007 @ 12:14 am

  55. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Ringo Starr
    W. Rogers Nelson (aka formerly known as Prince)
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Kevin Sisemore — January 27, 2007 @ 2:29 am

  56. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Ringo Starr
    W. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (aka “Prince” Rogers Nelson)
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Kevin Sisemore — January 27, 2007 @ 2:40 am

  57. Just in case…..here’s one more.

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Paul McCartney
    W. Prince William Windsor
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Kevin Sisemore — January 27, 2007 @ 3:40 am

  58. Who knew we’d be flexing our celebrity connoisseurship skills? Meaning, if I can’t find the exact image, but close, I think hmm, is that in the style of? Is that their typical compositional style? Is that how they use focus, color, photoshop? My poor work colleagues and students these past weeks….
    I’ve even learned about the work of Alyssa Milano, Rosie O’Donnell, celeberity work for Playboy, and more.

    One last go, as I’ve found others “in the style of” it for V (although her skills are usually be better that this example). Will it ever end?

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfled
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney.
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Rosie O’Donnell
    W. Tyra Banks
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Leslie Brown — January 27, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

  59. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Ringo Starr
    W. Tyra Banks
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Tiffany — January 28, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

  60. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Ringo Starr
    W. William Windsor
    X.Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Tiffany — January 28, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  61. where’s all the Ringo stuff coming from? his work looks nothing like the chair photo to me?

    http://www.celebrityfineart.com/celeb/ringoindex.html

    Comment by lexi — January 29, 2007 @ 10:33 am

  62. What the heck, it’s worth a shot.

    A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Harmony Korine
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Ringo Starr
    W. William Windsor
    X.Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by matt — January 29, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

  63. w – lord lichfield (not sure about this, just a feeling)

    Comment by aizan — January 29, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  64. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Harmony Korine
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Paul McCartney
    W.Prince William Windsor
    X.Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by jimmy — January 30, 2007 @ 12:19 am

  65. Wot no Nick Rhodes (of Duran Duran fame)? Hold, on maybe V is one of his polaroids?

    Sad really, that once you’re famous for one area of artistic endeavour, all you have to do is buy a camera, and suddenly you’re a “serious photographer”.

    And as long as you can point it in approximately the correct direction, you can get a book out pronto (especially as you have access to all your famous mates, cos people like portraits of celebs).

    Meanwhile, more talented and dedicated, but non-celebrified, individuals toil away at their photography.

    That’s life, I guess.

    Comment by Paul Russell — January 30, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  66. Actually, “one area of artistic endeavour” is probably overstating it in some cases.

    Comment by Paul Russell — January 30, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  67. >

    Seems like a good guess, but of course “Nick” would come alphabetically before Nikki…

    Comment by lexi — January 30, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

  68. I just dropped in, without reading through. I hadn’t even noticed the alphabetical thing.

    That could we be “Nicholas Rhodes”, serious artist, then. I remember he had a book out about interference on hotel TV screens.

    Do I win a prize?

    “Seems like a good guess, but of course “Nick” would come alphabetically before Nikki…”

    Comment by Paul Russell — January 30, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  69. Oh, I’ve just realised that I’m talking crap re the strict alphabetical order and “Nicholas”.

    It’s, erm, late.

    But…… Mr Rhodes does seem to fit photographically, give or take a few letters. Maybe some alphabetical leeway is allowed.

    Comment by Paul Russell — January 30, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

  70. A. Andy Summers
    B. Brendan Fraser
    C. Bryan Adams
    D. Carmen Electra
    E. David Byrne
    F. David Lynch
    G. Dennis Hopper
    H. Graham Nash
    I. Gus Van Sant
    J. Hedi Slimane
    K. Helena Christensen
    L. Henry Winkler
    M. Jeff Bridges
    N. Karl Lagerfeld
    O. Kenny Rogers
    P. Kyle MacLachlan
    Q. Leonard Nimoy
    R. Linda McCartney
    S. Lou Reed
    T. Matthew Modine
    U. Nikki Sixx
    V. Paul McCartney
    W. “Prince” Rogers Nelson
    X. Viggo Mortensen

    Comment by Tiffany — January 31, 2007 @ 12:36 am

  71. It would be funny if one of them were by Peter Schjeldahl.

    Comment by lexi — January 31, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

  72. Or Cat Power! Maybe we need to read all the back posts that mention celebrities more carefully for clues…

    Comment by Leslie Brown — February 1, 2007 @ 12:18 am

  73. Dearest Mr. Soth —

    Any chance of a hint on V?

    Think of your poor blog readers banging their heads against the wall….

    Comment by lexi — February 2, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

  74. […] I’m home from the first leg of a photographic triathlon. While I was gone I posted a Quiz. Readers worked together and came awfully close to solving all twenty-four answers. How did you figure out Nikki Sixx! Unfortunately Ric Ocasek and Tipper Gore proved too difficult: […]

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  75. […] Le photographe Alec Soth, dont le livre sur «Niagara», les chutes, la ville, pas le groupe français yé-yé, rencontre un beau succès, avait lancé un petit concours sur son blog en début d’année, où il fallait associer des photos avec les célébrités qui les avaient prises. Pas facile, d’ailleurs, personne n’a réussi , et personnellement, je n’en avais reconnu que deux, Karl Lagerfeld et Dennis Hopper. Et je ne m’étais même pas donné la peine de chercher pour le reste, pas suffisamment opiniâtre pour ça. Et voilà ce qui manque, un moteur de recherche visuel. Google, c’est bien beau, mais il passe par les mots. Ce que j’aimerais, ce serait de pouvoir soumettre une image, et que là, on me donne des informations sur l’image! Il y a déjà tout ce qu’il faut pour rendre ça faisable, il ne manque peut-être qu’un peu de puissance informatique, mais j’espère qu’il y quelqu’un, quelque part qui y travaille, parce que j’ai bien hâte d’utiliser un pareil outil. Et puis, le petit jeu d’Alec Soth m’a donné des idées, surtout que j’ai un double anniversaire qui arrive en avril, alors je travaille sur un petit quelque chose. Stay tuned comme ils disent. […]

    Pingback by Chacoura — March 28, 2007 @ 9:38 am


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