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Pablo Picasso, seated at the beach, seen through a fish-eye lens, the result being a distorted portrait with Picasso's nose taking up most of the image

"Fish-eye Picasso. 1963. The Nikon camera company's engineers sent me a prototype of a new lens to test. I did, at the beach in Cannes, using as my subject the greatest portrait distorter of all time." Viva Picasso, p. 149.