Wordy Wednesday #160 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Many thanks to Canon Blogger, Jason Anderson for suggesting the concept of Wordless Wednesday three years ago. Along the way, I gradually added some text, starting with explanatory captions until it became, well, wordy. That’s when I changed the name to Wordy Wednesday, which is what we have today…

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The above photograph was shot (on film) many years ago in Paris, just  outside the cathedral of Notre Dame and featured street players in costumes related to the tale of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The image of “the hunchback” seemed liked the kind of classic story telling photograph that Bill Mortensen would have made and inspired me to digitally apply some of his darkroom techniques.

If you’re not familiar with Bil Mortensen’s work in the 1930’s and ’40s, check out my review of his classic photographic book, “The Command to Look” that recently appeared on this blog.

Author: Joe Farace

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