NOT REALLY KIT its a book-hardback- Stern Portfolio –Yousuf Karsh-

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    :NOT REALLY KIT its a book-hardback- Stern Portfolio:; –Yousuf Karsh-Set off seeing those superb old photos this week so have treated myself, Audrey Hepburn on cover. Spent much child years in wartime ARNHEM and lived through operation Market Garden she did.



    Amazing the service from Amazon–three days on and recieved my book of Yousuf Karsh   photo”s—easy my best £15″s  worth in a long time. This is a very large hard back of quality packed with amazing photo”s of the well known  of his era.Any one interested in portrait photography –for £15 this is a real treat.The full length  one of Jaqui  Kennedy– dressed to her usual elegeance   with quite plain lighting–except for some minimal high lights catching her shoulder and cheek,and Peter Lorre   with his frightening stare and trademark cigarette smouldering  are exceptional. This book is packed with so many great portraits of the famous people of his time.   Karsh did not easily stumble into portrait photography. As a child sent  from his homeland because of the atrocities  that he also witnessed, he was sent to a relative in Canada  who was a photographer. He worked for several photographers and learnt   the hard way.



    Karsh’s portraits; many are very memorable and I showed some at a recent club meeting. I particularly like his  picture of George Bernard Shaw. It hangs above the fireplace in Shaw’s Corner, his house near Stevenage. Shaw was himself a keen amateur photographer and did a few articles for AP, would love to see them. Many pictures in Shaw’s  biography show him with his old screw-thread Leica.

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