While viewing something else on eBay (a short video on Jay Misel) I spotted another video that sounded interesting. One by BBC Scotland in a series called “What do artists do all day?” This on on photographer Albert Watson.
I’ve only started watching it but thought it worthy of sharing. It;s in two parts.
Finding it tricky not to be bemused by his accent – Scottish one minute and American the next.
I like stories I’ve seen in the past of famous people (usually musicians or actors) being keen photographers.
Here’s another I just came across and thought I’d share. I shouldn’t copy their article so here’s a link to it.
Browsing through one of the usual free London papers last week I spotted a piece reviewing a new Documentary about the War Photographer Tim Hetherington.
Most people into photography and quite a few others will be aware of him by now – he was the British Photographer who was killed while covering the Syrian conflict. He was the co director/videographer of the Restrepo film.
This documentary-film is called : “Which way is the Front line from here : The life and time of Tim Heatherington” and is by HBO.
The review seemed to be quite favourable – as have other reviews I can find.
I’ve not seen it yet and can’t find any UK showing times – so sounds like it’s something we’ll have to watch online or buy.
Correction: Just found it’s showing in Peckham and Romford: http://goo.gl/O3IaSR Which in a way is lucky – as I live in Peckham! BUT it seems to start 16:00 – and I don’t finish work until 17:30 – darn. It’s only on today (Wednesday) and Thursday. SO back to the online/purchase option.
HBO have it on their website, but not sure if it will be available outside of the UK.
The Documentary has a Facebook Page which may have more information later.
Here’s the trailer:
Nice little video on/from Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson.
Talks briefly about how he became a photographer, “fell” into war/conflict photography and then out again.
Bit of an arty piece – uses words such as “engaged”, “conciousness” etc which all too often can be used in far too much of a high-brow manner, but in a very down to earth way. I appreciate that.
Unfortunately I can’t embed it – wordpress.com doesn’t like script embedding – boo WordPress/oolaya
Interesting shortish (22min) interview with Steve McCurry (photographer of the famous “Afghan girl” photo :
I thought people might be interested in:
Here’s another with him in a bit, following him down the street:
I notice in this second one he completely swaps over his hands and grip compared to what one would normally do.
(Originally found on PetaPixel)
Two post in one day!
According to the Magazine:
“As a child during the war, the young Duffy (he was rarely called Brian, his first name) played in abandoned, bombed-out houses and was moved to a new school every time he got into trouble. Landing at an institution that took waywayrd youths on cultural excursions he was introduced to a world of art galleries and opera, and went on to study dress design at Saint Martins School of Art. While freelancing at Harpar’s Bazaar his interest in photography grew and he set about applying for assisting roles before shooting his first fashion story for the Sunday Times. With David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he captured the spirit of 1960s London and shot for fashion magazines in London, New York and Paris. One of his most famous creations is the 1973 image of David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” album. The iconic image of the rock star with a lightening bolt flash across his face was inspired by the design on a Panasonic rice cooker. Despite working in advertising in the late 1970’s, by the end of the decade he had become disillusioned with photography and set fire to most of his negatives. Thirty years later, just before Duffy’s death, his son found some had survived and staged a retrospective.”
Aaaanyway – getting to the point. This video has just popped up on one of my feeds – looks like it’s an hour long – thought I’d share it.
Just something I’ve come across that thought I’d pass on.
Being into all things photography I try to see as many films about photographers as possible (be it conflict photography as in my previous blog post HERE, or anything really e.g. think there was an Annie Leibovitz film – I’ll go dig it out). A new one seems to be out about a street fashion photographer.
Due to the internet and more-so of late – blogs – the niche of street fashion photography has risen to fame. I think the most famous of which is The Sartorialist. But in reality – it’s nothing new – just that blogs etc have made it so much more accessible.
The film seems to be about this eccentric character Bill Cunnignham (which I must admin I hadn’t heard of) who’s been doing it for decades.
Here’s a trailer.
Looks like it might be interesting for many different reasons – photography, fashion, and the human story of Bill himself.
The website (www.billcunninghamnewyork.com) seems to only list showings in the US – but hopefully it should get some form of release in the UK – in independent or art cinemas. I’ll keep a close eye on the ICA listings.