In memory of Dick Hibbert (1933-2010), I am posting selections from his art. He painted in oil, was an avid photographer, did watercolors, and sketched in pencil, ink, and charcoal.   You can send me email by addressing it to my first name at mydruthers.com. --Chris

Friday, August 13, 2010

Steaming Tea Kettle

This has to be one of RTH's favorites.  I've seen more variations of it than any other.  They're always formatted vertically as this one is.  I have the negative now, and got the story from JLH.   The photo was taken around 1956 while he was on assignment in Tokyo for the Navy.  When he developed the film, he forgot that he had used a larger size of film than usual and didn't use enough of the developer.  When the negatives came out, only this portion of the image was developed.  Apparently he got the important part of the shot!  
JLH and MSH have (different) copies.  RTH had an enlargement hanging in his dressing room at Terra Uchi.

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