The Art of Photography is a Video Blog by Ted Forbes I occasionally watch during my lunch hour. It’s usually a decent length – 20min or so and often covers a review of prominent photographer’s work – however it does sometimes cover other aspects of photography e.g. issues with signing contracts. Worth adding to your feeds if you do such things (I use feedly after Google Reader was stopped) or checking occasionally otherwise.
Just looked after not watching for a while and noticed there is an interview with Mick Rock. One of the most significant names in Music Photography and possibly THE name in terms of 70’s Rock. Work (an image library) have some dealings with him and my recent coverage of music gigs peaked my interest in it, and then thought I’d share.
Part of me wonders what it would have been like to be a photographer then – especially since I’ve loved and at one time had a big passion for that kind of music (was a massive Hendrix fan). Certainly – much more skill was required with film and as such I’m assuming there would have been much fewer photographers and so possibilities of back stage access or hanging out with the musicians more likely. I’ve been to gigs where there are 20+ photographers in the pit. I’m sure because of this we are kept in our place with stricter limits. But then befriending a musician that becomes “big” might just be a matter of being in the right place at the right time.