Photog of the day: Anthony, Lord Snowdon


Anthony Armstrong-Jones, aka Lord Snowdon, as he appeared when I photographed him in the lunchroom of the Macy’s near downtown Los Angeles in the early 80s. I think of him as a quintessential 60’s London photographer. Indeed, I tried unsuccessfully to get a job in his London studio in 1970 when I was 19. When he wasn’t sitting for me, he was off photographing the likes of Clint Eastwood.

This photo was made on Tri-X Pan film ‘pushed’ to ASA (ISO) 1600 – basically a 2-stop underexposure that is compensated for by prolonging development time. In those days I used straight Kodak D-76 developer to push film. You can see the grain (yay!) and contrast that are common in ‘pushed’ images. Lens was likely a 105mm f2.5 Nikkor, wide open, with a shutter speed of 1/125th second.

The Wikipedia article on Mr. Armstrong-Jones has a rather old photo of him, so I thought I would do my civic duty and upload this image – which turns out to be pretty hard to do. We have a couple more photogs to contribute here… then off on a new project, tentatively titled ‘Witness’…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Photog of the day: Anthony, Lord Snowdon

  1. RRBurke says:

    Hi, Mr. Gulker. I swapped out the old image of Snowdon from the article and replaced it with yours. I also made a creator template that could be used with any images you wanted to contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Please consider contacting me, either by email or at, if you have more you’d like to contribute but find the process too cumbersome. I’d be happy to try to make it easier.

  2. Chris Gulker says:

    Thank you and blessings… I will be in touch…

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