Photographers of the Pacific Northwest in Vancouver

CVA - PAN N174A - Seventeenth Annual Convention of the P.A. of P.N.W. Vancouver B.C. Aug 2 to 5, 1921 [Photographers Association of the Pacific Northwest] 1921 WJ Moore photo.

CVA – PAN N174A – Seventeenth Annual Convention of the P.A. of P.N.W. Vancouver B.C. Aug 2 to 5, 1921 [Photographers Association of the Pacific Northwest] 1921 WJ Moore photo.

With panorama images of this sort (of which W J Moore was an acknowledged local professional specialist), I like to use the magnifying icon to inspect individual faces and speculate on what each person may have been thinking at the time the exposure was made. As an amateur photographer myself, I have perhaps a bit of insider knowledge as to what some of the thoughts might have been that were going through the heads of a few of these amateurs and pros:

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Skeptic: Does this Moore chap really know WHAT he’s doing?

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Impatient: Come ALONG, Moore! Today, please, while we still have SUNLIGHT!

Alright, I've removed my hat, as you've asked. I could have made the image work without asking one of my models to remove his hat... but plainly you are just learning your craft, so I'll indulge you!

Super-ego: Alright, I’ve removed my hat, as you’ve INSISTED. I could have made the image work WITHOUT asking one of my models to remove his chapeau… but plainly you’re just LEARNING the craft, so I’ll indulge you!

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Shy: Mr. Moore surely will not be able to spot me behind this coniferous limb. If I remain perfectly still and quiet back here, I’m SURE I’ll go unnoticed.

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One Response to Photographers of the Pacific Northwest in Vancouver

  1. lhhouben says:

    Wonderful photo; what marvelous detail! 6 out of 7 children are looking at the camera; amazing. I love the baby’s bonnet, and the lace on the women’s dresses. I also love the hats!

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