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Elsa's 20x24 FAQ

Number of Polaroid 20x24 cameras in the world:

8

Number of years as a portrait photographer:

since 1965

Number of years using Polaroid 20x24:

since 1980

Dimensions of image:

23x36 inches

Number of portraits taken on the Polaroid 20x24:

possibly 4000. I'm not good at counting.

Largest group photographed:

26 people, four generations

Age of youngest person:

14 days

Age of youngest person with Rollerblades (R):

6

Age of oldest person:

94 (Clara deCollibus)

Age of oldest man in running shorts:

75

Ages of oldest couple:

he, 90; she 85

Number of families who posed with pet rabbit:

3

Most frequently photographed breed of dog:

labrador retriever

Most famous dog:

Alex (like most famous dogs, Alex has his own Web site)

Most cats in a portrait:

5

Number of people wearing t-shirt:

437

People wearing baseball cap:

426

Couples posing nude:

5 (one w/Tobey, 19-pound Basenji)

Families posing nude:

1

Infants posing without diapers:

5

Most famous woman:

Julia Child

Number of men in tuxedos:

5 (one w/scalpel; one w/PowerBook (R)

Number of women in tuxedos:

2

Children under ten in tuxedo:

1 (actually, short pants)

Tattoos:

11

Most impressive tattoo:

dragon on a 9-month pregnant belly

Most frequent prop:

soccer ball

Worst experience by far:

family of 12; 8 members each blinked once

Most frequent subject:

Allen Ginsberg

Most pounds lost by client between annual portraits:

97

Prop I wouldn't allow:

real gun

Most siblings:

11

Most siblings of same sex:

6

Best metonymic prop:

steering wheel brought by suburban mom

Number of sets of identical twins:

5

Number of triplets:

3

Number of brides:

4 (one on way to church w/bridesmaids)

Pregnant women:

6

Number of couples celebrating 50 years of marriage:

20

Number of couples celebrating 70 years of marriage:

1

Number of dads who had kids photographed for Mother's Day:

8

Moms who had kids photographed for Father's day:

26

Number of clowns:

7

Number of transvestites:

1

Most unusual group:

Moving Violations, a lesbian motorcycle gang

Rock and roll stars:

5

Pulitzer Prize winners:

2

Full professors at Harvard:

3

Number of people who knew they were dying:

8

Price of portrait:

$3000 plus sales tax; $3500 plus sales tax and shipping in NYC (one image, framed); Price of replica prints: $500 (11x14, framed) or $1000(20x24, framed)

Location of studio:

955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (617) 876-6416

Can I buy a gift certificate for my friend:

NO. Too much legal paperwork involved in gift certificates! Just call me and we will figure something out!!!!

If you see a picture of yourself on this page, and you do not want it to be here, contact Elsa immediately.