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Rob C

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Advice from the Top
« on: August 29, 2019, 03:21:05 pm »

Great photographer telling it like he feels it.

I may have linked to this elsewhere on LuLa, but just in case not, here we are again:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2u2RnAAP9k#fauxfullscreen

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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 11:00:45 am »

Rob, loved it! Thanks for the link.
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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 04:49:57 pm »

He's gone, but he was great!

I think he tells a lot of truth about the job, and about how you have (had to?) be in order to get to the top of the business.

http://www.martynmoore.com/donovan.html

But even then, something went very badly wrong.

To round up another of the black trinity:

https://www.duffyarchive.com/videos/bbc-documentary-man-shot-sixties/
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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 09:40:00 pm »

So very sad.. RIP...
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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 06:45:27 am »

And now Peter Lindbergh has bitten the dust.

I have no idea what happened, of course, but I wonder if he knew it was coming soon?

Looking at his latest work, which you can find on petelindbergh.com, gives me the impression that he had reached a new level of photographic peacefulness in his work; there's a sort of gentleness that I don't remember seeing so clearly, almost as if love is coming straight into and out of that camera.

Have a look at the Numero shoot of this year, with Birgit Kos:

http://www.peterlindbergh.com/stories/174

Pictures that could have had an entirely different projection -with the same light/location/clothes - are softly expressed, which was not always his way. Of course I could be projecting my own mind and hindsight here, but I think it's more than that at work. I think he knew; yes, I think so; I think he was making a last, gentle, visual statement of sorts.

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P.S.

Went out and did something unusual: bought British Vogue, perhaps his last issue, unless something else has been shot and sits at the printers waiting to come out. Funny thing: I don't really want to open it.
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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 10:24:55 am »

Well, I did eventually open it, and almost instantly regretted it.

Lindbergh's photos are very few; the advertising pages are peopled by what the Scots used (maybe still do) to call stookies; the editorials pages left me cold. Can I have my 9.99 euros back, please?

One good thing: the buying adventure has utterly, utterly removed any lingering fantasies about wanting to get back to fashion photography. Not if you paid me, which even then, wasn't always assured.

I used to look forward to having that magazine delivered, back in the 70s. Time changes everything; everything and everyone loses their way.

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Re: Advice from the Top
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 03:32:26 pm »

Oops! Posted wrong snap!

Sorry.
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