Robert F. Kennedy Whistle Stop Profile
U.S. Presidential Campaign, May 1968
Enroute to University of Oregon, May 18, 1968
RFK Speech: American Foreign Policy, Viet Nam and Nationalism
My unique Whistle Stop documentary arts photo of Bobby Kennedy was captured from inside a caboose at the Albany, Oregon Train Station. This is an unusual composition with a subjective point of view. Robert is shown with his hand to his head, a pose which can also be seen in our speech portrait of him entitled, "Pathos." Here he shown in deep shadow. The evocative (tragic) mood created by Kennedy's profile silhouette pose is framed and juxtaposed by the tuba (right) adding to the drama.
The photograph was taken with an 28mm wide angle Nikkor lens, a personal favorite for working at close quarters but preserving a natural perspective. Exposures were made on Kodak TRI-X film and the pristine negative was used for the making of this "full bodied" black and white photographic print.
16x20 inch archival giclee art print
Image dimensions are @11.3x17 inches
Heavyweight 270 gsm Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear sleeved on acid free foam core
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
Robert F. Kennedy Whistle Stop Profile Copyright © 1968 by Clyde Keller
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