Cindy Sherman - Untitled Film Still #82, 1980
Happy Father’s Day! Did you know that Sherman’s father helped her shoot several of the Untitled Film Stills, including this and the iconic “hitchhiker” photograph?
#82 was taken in Arizona, by my father, in a cabin we were renting in Prescott. The camera was on a tripod but I guess my shutter release cord didn’t reach as far as I wanted to shoot, so he clicked the shutter. It’s cropped—because my father was peering into the frame. I did a lot of severe cropping, which was why I felt okay about giving other people control of the camera: I figured I could always crop down to what I wanted.