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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #100 on: June 16, 2016, 12:54:18 am »

A number of nice images in that film, Rob.  Fitting music too!

I guess the photos were taken with some sort of TLR (Rolleiflex?) - at least the last image seems to show the photographers's reflection holding one.
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« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2016, 04:51:15 am »

A number of nice images in that film, Rob.  Fitting music too!

I guess the photos were taken with some sort of TLR (Rolleiflex?) - at least the last image seems to show the photographers's reflection holding one.


I'm not sure how much to believe about anything - here's a video, part of which 'message' appears on another one too, so it could all depend on date of shooting, advertising value etc. etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYajgLwOF0k

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #102 on: June 17, 2016, 07:25:50 am »

You sure about that link, Rob?  I'm not planning on switching to Olympus.  ;)
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #103 on: June 18, 2016, 09:40:26 am »

Another guy with loads of talent - and a hard worker!

http://deadmetaphors.tumblr.com/

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« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2016, 07:25:57 am »

Found this - some interesting stuff...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrTLG73pE_c

Yes, nice work there. I'm supposing he travels for some other kind of work and takes the photos on the side: my sad suspicion is that if HC-B himself was re-incarnated, no one would pay him to travel and photograph like this today (let alone go off and live a couple of months in the country of interest).
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2016, 12:32:58 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6CVyWCVgFg

Nice old man; wisdom and pain of the ages.

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« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2016, 01:06:02 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCJJHTmLZno

Nothing about photography, but a lot about evolution of taste, getting "from what you know to what you like", education, cultural specifity, confidence about going your own way... :)
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2016, 04:00:18 pm »

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2016, 04:09:12 pm »

i thought my glasses were smudged a bit when i first looked at these, but a
powerful use of defocussing or maybe movement to get my eye to pay attention to the form rather than the details.
 
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2016, 05:12:48 pm »

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« Reply #110 on: June 23, 2016, 06:54:15 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S678bcdXsag

So despite my best intentions, I stayed up and watched that to the end last night... :-)
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« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2016, 02:18:04 pm »

So despite my best intentions, I stayed up and watched that to the end last night... :-)


Yeah, it's all magical stuff that improves over time...

It was surprising to hear the 'pundit' say that during the 70s it was quite unusual for photographers to be going off around the world on shoots; I was doing that, to one degree or another, pretty much from the mid/late-sixties until the mid/late-eighties or thereabouts. It seems to me that either I was a damned sight more fortunate than I'd imagined, or that the experience was very much tied up with, and possibly almost exclusive to fashion/calendar shoots, of which there were many during that period. I know that a lot of people who did that stuff got out, but like myself, it was probably more a matter of the changing times and mores than of choice.

Many lifestyle photographers also floated shoots here, there and everywhere just for stock; imagine that faith in investment today! Yeah, a lot has been screwed, and I sometimes feel saddened by those who gloat and feel happy about that; how much better had they had the balls to join the game and not just screw it out of ego and 'me too!'. In the end, they didn't get to bite the golden apple either, just rotted it for everybody.

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« Reply #112 on: June 23, 2016, 04:08:05 pm »

Maybe you know this girl's work - maybe not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB_WExUlOHY

Just watching her tells you why she makes it all work so well.

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« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2016, 10:53:47 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKIUOX426Dw

Makes you look at it differently, when you ask the right questions. He asks them of you right away.

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #114 on: July 02, 2016, 01:32:03 pm »

Excellent. Funny though to listen to Sarah Silver talking about crit class after John Free's other video, where he attacks teachers who tear down students. She seemed to see it more as a necessary toughening up process... in fact she didn't say she learnt anything from the criticism, it was just so bad that nothing else could ever be worse!

Which in fact makes me think of an article I read based on interviews with Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, where it listed their 3 rules for life.
1. Don't be scared of anyone;
2. Carry a good bullshit detector;
3. Be tender.

Probably the essential guide to photography as well :-)
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #115 on: July 02, 2016, 04:15:42 pm »

Excellent. Funny though to listen to Sarah Silver talking about crit class after John Free's other video, where he attacks teachers who tear down students. She seemed to see it more as a necessary toughening up process... in fact she didn't say she learnt anything from the criticism, it was just so bad that nothing else could ever be worse!

Which in fact makes me think of an article I read based on interviews with Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, where it listed their 3 rules for life.
1. Don't be scared of anyone;
2. Carry a good bullshit detector;
3. Be tender.

Probably the essential guide to photography as well :-)

They should add a fourth: stay out of the sunshine!

I thought you'd swanned off to another conference somewhere - no photographs of late?

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #116 on: July 03, 2016, 04:39:08 am »

Went to hang out with my complicated family in the Alpes, took bad landscapes and family snaps :)
Next week I'll be teaching in Barcelona for a few days, should come back with something, provided world politics doesn't send me off to sulk in the corner.

Not to mention LuLa politics.

Anyway, I couldn't help but think that Free's line to Robert Franck would be a great deflector for wary subjects: "I teach photography at UCLA." Delivered with that big enthusiastic and slightly manic smile, that could get him out of a lot of trouble: moves him out of the potential "pervert with a camera" into "slightly loopy but harmless" category. Especially useful at the beach :)
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #117 on: July 03, 2016, 09:13:27 am »

Beaches are the last place I'd shoot random people shots. Apart from the spritual politics, that's the place where the vast majority looks its worst. I'd rather catch beauty than its opposite.

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2016, 10:37:51 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS1Kl7gTeko

Guess you just can't do it alone anymore...

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #119 on: July 04, 2016, 05:48:03 pm »

Do they actually believe all that shite they're spouting?
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