‘I’ve always wanted to be aware of what’s going on around me, and I’ve wanted to use photography as an instrument of research into and reporting on the life of my own time’
Paul Strand (American photographer and filmmaker) – October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976.
‘To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is.’
Margaret Bourke-White (American documentary photographer) – June 14, 1904 – August 27 1971.
‘I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better.’
Norman Parkinson, CBE (English portrait and fashion photographer) – April 21, 1913 – February 15, 1990.
‘I like people for their weaknesses and faults. I get on well with ordinary people. We talk. We start with the weather, and little by little we get to the important things. When I photograph them it is not as if I were examining them with a magnifying class, like a cold and scientific observer. It’s very brotherly. And it’s better, isn’t it, to shed some light on those people who are never in the limelight.’
Robert Doisneau (French photographer) – April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994.
‘I was very ill at ease with people in social situations, and I realized that if I photographed I wouldn’t have to chat.’
Martine Franck (Belgian documentary and portrait photographer, co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation) – April 2, 1938 – August 16, 2012.
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 1250
As an old friend of my wife’s used to say ‘money is never wasted on books or pork products’
I picked these three up on Sunday from a shop at one of the local tourist traps… None were priced and I was pleasantly surprised to be told £15 for the lot!
I’ve a horrible feeling that ‘The Hasselblad Way’ will only aggravate an itch I’ve had for a while to own such a thing…