I manged to get into my old junior school before it was knocked down. In the short film there is footage from the production we did of ‘Joseph and his amazing Technicolor dream coat’. Looking back this was a massive effort from the community. While musicals not been something im interested in this feet still makes me smile. Please enjoy The last days of school
Many questions are asked in the search for why we photograph, Steven Shore ,Robert Adams, Diane Arbus to name a few. I want to look at Roland Barthes thought process in Camera Lucida “A specific Photograph, in effect, is never distinguished from its referent (from what it represents)” The use of the prop (the clock) changes the feel of the image and how we engage it. Barthes also talks about it being a mathematical impossibility to recreate an image twice.
Following on from yesterdays comments about the truth in an image. I was asked to photograph myself at the 11.11.11@11:11:11 as part of a project. In this image my clock is the cattle skull (please see http://wp.me/pNIdU-jY). This images gives us many answers to the why. All be it not the best image taken we see it was taken for the Binary date. So bar name (me) and location (Mochdre) we has a lot a justification for the capture of this image: date, time, moon cycle & weather A time capsule for that second never to be captured again
I was approached by rock band Inferno ) check out there sounds here) who play out of Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales. To under take a series of photos in the disused Anglesey Aluminum plant. This was an offer i could not refuse to get into the plant and take images of a excellent up and coming band. They wanted me to work to the brief of it looking industrial with a focus on the electrical objects in the plant. My image was used for the promotion of the new album.
Taken from baston.com
Not a sport that i have ever paid much attention to. However there are some really good quality images int the set. Adam Lau is a photojournalist from Los Angeles in the u.s.a http://www.adamlauphoto.com/ the image has such a freedom the look of concentration in the girls eyes is a contrast to the mayhem of the waves. The shallow depth of field give the image even more impact. The blurry pier in the distance give the magnitude of the waves and creates scale
The Rolling Stones 1964 taken by Phillip Townsend. I think for a promo shot that this is pretty ground braking. its a angle that is very ahead of it time. When images in general view of the public. where sticklers to the rule of thirds and how the image should be view. It fits in with the image of the Rolling Stones constantly challenging the image and conceived view of how a band should act. The picture which there eyes are shut makes the band look lazy and loutish for the time. A truly beautiful image…
- Early Photographs of the Rolling Stones by Philip Townsend, from 1962-1963 (vintag.es)
- Nvidia Rolling Out ShadowPlay, the Gaming PVR, on June 25 (tomshardware.com)
- DATE SHOT:
June 5, 1968
35mm Tri-X fillm
- FOCAL LENGTH:
1/30th a second
A great piece of photo journalism from Boris Yaro. This is a total right place at the right time. the space almost feels you are looking into a canyon at the face of the dying Robert F Kennedy. The light shining on the side of the face creates a biblical syntax of departure. You can see the white of his left eye in the shot. Making you connect with deteriorating condition of the situation.
Really like the fact the L.A times gives you all the facts of the shot. Kodak Tri-x film was standard at the time in that field. Creating its infamous yet beautiful grain. I am however surprised that it was taken at 1/30th of a second. however i guess it will have been done with a flash. I can’t imagine there was much time to set up the shot.
- Forty-five years ago today: The assassination of Robert Kennedy (blogs.e-rockford.com)
- 10 fascinating facts about Robert F. Kennedy (constitutioncenter.org)
- R.F.K.: Life and Death on the Campaign Trail (newyorker.com)
- Why Israelis Assassinated John and Robert Kennedy (bellaciao.org)