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Leigh Davis


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He would use a newsbloc and arrangement..
eventually Willis would appear, consumer durable, Dior trousers
with small pleats and doublefront coat in the dark, fenders,
and his face beloved, when he looks to sea,
like the moon on water. Willis is a Chevrolet

.. a late model 4-door saloon, in history..
Cartier-Bresson catches the whole car
disappearing and leaving a moment's tail-light:
M. Strand makes it stop, curiously,
in the carpark overlooking the sea,
the peculiar knowlege of its year of manufacture
channelling in the dark along the blond profile
to the still photographer: he concentrates..
'Me here, this beauty, 1966. '

 


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