The Hemingway contest included approximately 150 silver foxes all vying for the trophy.
At the studio, Hargreaves told each sitter about the original shoot with Karsh: “how Hemingway just returned from Africa and a terrible plane crash and was in agony; asked them to contemplate the amazing amount of pain he was in but the equally amazing focus he had to sit quietly for a portrait.”
1. And here, the Hemingway impersonators…
Hargreaves says that “everything came together to take them to a place of pure expression: being Hemingway, inhabiting him; looking like, even feeling like The Man himself. Just what I was after.”