On Thursday, Jama Rattigan posted her "HotTEA of the week" featuring Gary Cooper.
I have a book of Edward Steichen's life and work, which I've had for years and love, love, love. Hollywood star, Gary Cooper, was photographed by Steichen in 1930. The photo in the book is stunning. What is even more stunning is the result of a Google image search using "Edward Steichen Gary Cooper" as a search term. The page of results is a solid wall of a single image. Oddly enough, some of them are black and white and others are sepia-toned. Although I don't have permission to reproduce the original Steichen photograph, I think I may be okay reproducing the results of a Google search and using it in an art project. If I am wrong, please let me know!
I've combined the results page with a tanka that can be read in several ways. The tanka could also stand alone or be paired with any other black & white photo, in case I'm asked to take the Cooper photos down!
Click on the image to enlarge for OMG-ness. Tanka © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Original photo of Gary Cooper © Edward Steichen.