People have always been fascinated watching the act of drawing, the creation of something from nothing (a sort of definition of 'magic'). Here, in the Artists and Models Revue of 1923, part of the vaudeville circuit, chorus girls have been living canvases for lightning sketch artists who have drawn rapid portraits of the popular comic strip characters of the day. The girls are wearing sandwich boards and not much else. It might have been fun to be a vaudevillian sketch artist at that.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.