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Rob C

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Eugene Richards
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:02:44 am »

Came across him over in Leicaphilia:

Wow!

https://eugenerichards.com/

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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 10:22:50 am »

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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 04:45:18 pm »

He was a member of the first workshop I took with Minor White in 1966.
He was clearly a very talented guy back then.
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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 03:45:46 am »

He was a member of the first workshop I took with Minor White in 1966.
He was clearly a very talented guy back then.

Yeah, and part of that talent, possibly even more important than pure photographic skill in his genre of work, is getting into people's lives and having them give you trust. I could never hack what he does.

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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 08:30:35 am »

Something very important to note, especially for young folks looking to get into advertising photography:

his work-style is very consistent - he does advertising with a PJ eye which, I'd be so bold as to assume, is exactly why those precise ad gigs come his way.

It's like portfolios or websites supposed to be your calling card (do folks call 'em that today?): a client looking for fashion shooters doesn't want to look at Ansel Adams, even if the latter has his images on the former's walls. Show what you hope and pray is what somebody is going to be happy enough with to pay you to do for him or her. In other words, wear your own heart on your sleeve and the right folks will perhaps find you and use you for what you can and want to do. Usually, that's what you will do best, assuring both yourself of a future and your clients of satisfaction.

It seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how many competitors I found who thought differently; they never took my work away from me because they were better; the usual factor, towards the end, was economic decline and the advent of cheap work and lost industry nerve. Fortunately, by that time, we had what we imagined was our fuck off money in the bank. Nice spot to inhabit, but hey, inflation, tumbling bank returns and a relatively long life erode certainties. To bring in a different thread for a sec: thank God for state-provided health insurance - the other expenses are bearable, if one is careful and doesn't behave as if the world had stood still in the golden age.

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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 08:36:53 am »

Big work, big balls.
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Re: Eugene Richards
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 10:33:18 am »

Big work, big balls.

Bigger than mine; bigger than the one Steven Seagal pops into his strip of fighting cloth!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_iUS4U3W0

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