Orquid "Phoenix"

Orquid "Phoenix"

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Can anyone please identify who is the photographer of this picture and what is the name of the picture?

It appears taken in middle of 20th century (1950s?) in a rural place. It looks like summer. A young blonde girl is lying naked on a chair, in front of a window. Outside the window there is a yellow field and in the back, after the field, there is a man standing next to a blue car. The style is painting-like, and it's hard to tell if it's even really a photograph in the low-quality jpeg image I've found.

This is the photograph, which may not be "workplace safe", as it contains some nudity: http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5558/pic025v.jpg

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Can some of the people voting to close this indicate why? This is a photography QA site, not just a "camera club". –  mattdm Aug 21 '11 at 12:41
    
@mattdm haven't voted myself, but I can see that the question is on borderline of image recognition, which is generally considered off topic (even by yourself) - see meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1283/… –  Imre Aug 21 '11 at 12:53
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@Imre: there's a huge difference between what is this photograph in art history and what is this bug I took a picture of? –  mattdm Aug 21 '11 at 13:17
    
@mattdm - Personally, I think its too localized - and thats how I voted. I don't think its offtopic. I think its unlikely another user would ever be able to find the question - even in the incredibly unlikely event that they had the exact same question. There was some chat discussion. –  rfusca Aug 21 '11 at 17:47
    
Someone might find it from the textual description. It's not a completely one-off question, as evidenced by the fact that there do exist web pages which talk about the photo. If the answer had been "It's Ansel Adams' Moon Over Half Dome!", where would you come down? And where do you draw that line? I guess this is something for meta... –  mattdm Aug 21 '11 at 18:44
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Just do an image search with google on that url

http://www.google.com/imghp

and it will offer to search by image.

Which results in:

Best guess for this image: Saul Leiter

and, following some of the results, the title "Lanesville, 1958".

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Thank you! I didn't know that google images could do reverse image search. I tried tineye.com for that but with no result. Thanks again! –  Dimitris Tzortzis Aug 22 '11 at 7:16
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