Italian beauty Marisa Nitti taken in Milan 1967. Used a 35mm PC Nikkor on this one for extra leg stretch.

Technical Details:

Camera: Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor 35mm PC f/2.8
Film: Tri-X
ASA: 400 rated at 200
Flash: Balcar 1200 with Single White Umbrella
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/11
Developer: D76

© 1967 John Hooton Photography


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  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 6 years ago

    Ahhhhhh Milan!
    Tri-x rules.
    Smashing fashion shot old dude. (I was ten in 67)

  • Thank you kindly Von, I was 21 in ’67 and always carried a few rolls of Tri-X in ma gun belt – sort of Johnnie the Kid. ;-))

    – John Hooton

  • Tollwut
    Tollwutalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Tollwut!

    – John Hooton

  • MaryK
    MaryKalmost 6 years ago

    I love it! It reminds me of my mother… she was in her 20’s in the 60’s. So beautiful and glam!

  • I thought she was great and under rated in her own country. They preferred foreign girls!

    – John Hooton

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 6 years ago
    Excellent John!!…*-)
  • Thanks Debs – one of my first shots in Italy.

    – John Hooton

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    Awesome John….love it!

  • Thanks Shelly, I could hardly speak any Italian when I took this. It must have helped!

    – John Hooton

  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraalmost 6 years ago

    A bit on the skinny side…..but great photography!! I would take her immediately and FEED her!!!! XX :)

  • She was tall and just right for the catwalk – clothes hung perfectly on her! :-) xx

    – John Hooton

  • Michele Duncan IPA
    Michele Duncan...almost 6 years ago

    Fantastic portrait. Love the lighting!

  • Thank you Michele – very simple lighting, just one umbrella, in the right place :-)

    – John Hooton

  • Dani Di Cesare
    Dani Di Cesarealmost 6 years ago

    love the composition

  • Thank you Dani – she had a very natural grace. ;-))

    – John Hooton

  • Sharon Perrett
    Sharon Perrettalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous model, gee I was only 6 in 1967, wow she must have been really tall what wonderful long legs she has too

  • Hi Sharon, the legs were pretty long but made longer with a shift and tilt lens. I think she was a great model but the Italians seemed to prefer blondes. :-(

    – John Hooton

  • Matt Wilson
    Matt Wilsonalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Matt. Oddly Italians preferred European models and Marisa did not get much work, but I agree with you.

    – John Hooton

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