You Bet Your Life by dansLesprit

Currently unavailable for purchase

Styled on American/Jewish comedian Groucho Marx of the Marx brothers.

My concept was to recreate iconic black & white film stars of comedy past.

This is shot using ILFORD 100 DELTA black & white film taken with a Pentax SLR K1000 & converted to digital.

Location – Queensland, Australia.

315 Views as of 03/02/2012


  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago


  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 3 years ago

    Fabulous, well done!!!

  • Thank you, it is actually my brother who I appreciate coming to the studio & dressing up.

    – dansLesprit

  • titus
    titusover 3 years ago
  • Thank you very much :)

    – dansLesprit

  • SuddenJim
    SuddenJimover 3 years ago

    well done jeff, where’s the duck

  • Duck Soup!!

    – dansLesprit

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 3 years ago

    Nicely styled!
    It made me thing about the great Czech actor from that time, Vlasta Burian :)

  • I went to the link you are so right :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 3 years ago

    (ah, should be ‘think’ of course…)

  • I know what you meant, to tell the truth I read it as think and did not realise myself until you mentioned it. I once read that the mind often assumes letters.

    – dansLesprit

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    Black magic
    nice job

  • i could not get to the studio so I had someone stand behind him with a white sheet, and I used the natural light of the Queensland sun for lighting. Don’t tell anyone :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Janie. D
    Janie. Dover 3 years ago

    30th July 2011

  • Thank you.

    – dansLesprit

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 3 years ago

    I don’t often comment on portraits, but this is spot on.

  • Thanks tenzil, you are right portraits are a hard thing to comment on. It would be easy to upset either the photographer or the subject.

    – dansLesprit

  • Lawrence Alfred Powell
    Lawrence Alfre...almost 3 years ago

    An extraordinary recreation of the mystique of Groucho, true to the spirit and look of his era. I like the subtle quality in many of your works.

  • Lovely comment, thank you.

    – dansLesprit

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.