364/365 Alternative | Gamorrean Churchill

Yousuf Karsh was a Canadian photographer of Armenain heritage and arguably the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.


Karsh’s image of Churchill brought him international promience and is claimed to be the most reproduced and well know photographic portrait in history. The photograph was taken just minutes after Winston Churchill had given a speech to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.


As the story goes, Churchill said, “You’ve got 30 seconds!” In response, Karsh removed Churchill’s signature cigar (without asking) and pressed his shutter release. Hence the displeased look on Churchill’s face.


This is an Alternative Version for one of my daily shots of 365 Days of Clones.




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  • David Eger 3y

    Original by Yousuf Karsh
    Inspiration for Gammorean Churchill by egerbver

    Original Version
    364/365 | Behind the Scenes by egerbver

    Flash from above @ Full power in Ezybox, flash controlled using Pocket Wizards. Secondary light (not a flash) on backdrop to highlight wood detail.
  • Shauna Kosoris 3y

  • Mike Travis 3y

    Remarkably similar!
  • Stephen Scott 3y

    They could be twins!
  • Tessek 3y

  • Je hyung Lee 3y

    Haha, you are genius. :)
  • JoshuaDv 3y

    This guy works out great as a black and white... Happy New Year!
  • David Eger 3y

    Shauna Kosoris :o)
    Mike Travis Thanks Mikey!
    Stephen Scott Very much so...although I'm not sure that our Gamorrean Guard would appreciate that! LMAO!
    Tessek Thanks so much!
    Je hyung Lee Thanks!
    JoshuaDv He turned out well in black and white. I'd been planning this one for sometime now :o)
  • Roser 3y

    Hahahaha!! Both are great! This clone have to be really brave to steal the gamoreans cigarette!! (Or simply mad...)
  • David Eger 3y

    Roser Agreed! I wouldn't steal it!
  • LDM58 3y

    Sheesh - they look so much alike! A few days late but Happy New Year! Looking forward to your 52 week project.
  • David Eger 3y

    LDM58 They are almost twins! Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Check back Sunday for the beginning of my next project.
  • Lee Pelling 3y

    Great shot
    Visit my website and hit the like button if you like my work ;-)

    Or read My Blog
  • David Eger 3y

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Taken on December 30, 2011
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