What was Andy Warhol's Favorite Camera ?

Discussion in 'Minox' started by mtc photography, Dec 22, 1999.

  1. Andy Warhol mentioned "autofocus camera ... like Minox..." in his preface to EXPOSURE. EXPOSURE was published in 1979, the only Minox 35mm camera in existance at that time was Minox EL and Minox GL. Minox AF appeared in 1988. The Minox camera Andy Warhol used was in fact a Minox EL.
    In 1976, an art dealer in Zurich, Thomas Ammanne showed Andy Warhol a smallest 35mm camera, new on the market for only a year, a Minox EL. Andy Warhol was so impressed with this 'James Bond " like camera, and said "are you going to give it to me". This Minox EL changed the way Andy Warhol treated photography. For the rest of his life, his pocket Minox became his image recorder.
    There are over one hundred thousand photo images in Andy Warhol Museam, a great number of these images were taken with Minox 35mm camera.
    There is a new book "Andy Warhol's Photography" published by Andy Warhol Museum.
    This book seems to be written by many people, in one paragraph, it said Andy Warhol used a Minox SLR. That must be typo.
    Andy Warhol Museum
    Andy Warhol Experience
    Andy Warhol Exhibition
     
  2. Review on Andy Warhol Photography: "In 1976 he acquired a Minox 35
    El, and it was this camera (or other small SLRs like it) that he
    carried with him everywhere for the rest of his life. It more or less
    replaced the tape recorder--his wife as he called it--that had
    earlier been his constant companion. As the first book to deal
    exclusively with the topic of Warhol's engagement with photography,
    Andy Warhol--Photography will be indispensable for anyone with a
    serious interest in Warhol. The most striking material is connected
    to his mania for collecting photographs and the snapshots that he
    took on a daily basis"
    http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/kunsthalle.html Great numbers of
    examples of his notebook style photography are presented in the book.
    "New York City": park, horse carriage, grafiti, street advertisments.

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    "Montauk"-- pots and pans, car in driveway, can food in cabinet,

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    eggs, pot on range

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    "China"-- chef, highrises, pedestrians, bicyclists, coomercial
    advertisments..

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    His dog, Toilets

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    "Terrorists"

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    Nudes....
     
  3. Andy Warhol's Exposures
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