Recently come across this iPlayer showing of an episode of the “imagine…” series on BBC which is about William Klein and thought I’d share. (UK only unless you’re going through a proxy))
On the whole I don’t know much of well known photographers and hadn’t heard of William Klein before either. But apparently he was listed as No 25 in Professional Photographers 100 most influential photographers.
Anyway – this is well worth a watch if you’re into photography and in particular 50s street photography from New York or fashion photography of the same era. It’s a testament to the strength of doing things your own way. His comments can be quite cutting and to the point but in not too unpleasant a way – quite funny infact. You can tell from a few of the scenes that he really likes people of all kinds ….. other than fools of course 😉
What a funky name – eh!
I’m loving the random content that I’m seeing on the RETV feed at the moment. Have a few to go through but will quickly catch up with it.
This one looks like another indie / Art-house documentary to look out for on a street photographer. Rather than up-market celebs as my earlier post, this one is hip-hop culture. Although I like a bit of Hip-hop (more the jazzy kind – Jurasic 5, Herbaliser, DJ Format etc) I wouldn’t say I’m a massive fan – however I am of course a massive photography fan – so will try to track this down. If anybody spots it (or anything similar really) showing in the UK/London – please let me know.
Link to The Film.
And Jamel Shabezz.