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« Reply #220 on: March 07, 2014, 03:41:04 PM »
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Thanks for sharing this, Rob. Any chance you could explain this idea further or point me in the direction of the original quote? I can really relate to the idea of lacking purpose, because I often don't shoot without a clear purpose (or I can't determine what that purpose is) and am certainly missing out on opportunities as a result.


Hi Mike,

To paraphrase it as well as I can remember it: " the problem for an amateur is finding a reason to make a photograph," his implication being that a pro has commercial assignments that give him both purpose and direction, whereas an amateur, without such pressures, has nothing to drive him other than the feeling that he really should be doing something with all that stuff he's bought, but what?

As a retired pro I share the concern, and it's damned difficult to overcome it and find something truly worth the effort involved. And it's worse with digital because of all the awful time spent sitting in front of a goddam monitor and computer, with your legs going numb and messing up your circulation, something for which you pay when you get old.

If I can find the source - which I think I can - I'll post it for you here.

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http://www.photoquotes.com/showquotes.aspx?id=57&name=Donovan,Terence

I've seen it elsewhere, slightly different wording, and also heard him say it in an interview online.
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« Reply #221 on: March 07, 2014, 04:25:32 PM »
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Well Rob, for me this quote which I found on your link is even more axiomatic:

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying. - Terence Donovan - Guardian (London, 19 Nov. 1983)

Then, of course, there is the espoused wisdom of my grand deity atop my pantheon:

How relevant is this quote to this place?

The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso and the second half is about photography. They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out. It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture. - David Bailey

and,

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. - David Bailey - In "Face," (London), Dec 1984.

and lastly for now,

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked. - David Bailey - In "Independent." (London), 5 Nov. 1990.

Of course, for me, one of Bailey's quirkiest quotes was at the end of his series on models where he is interviewing Isabella Rosselini in a warehouse full of mannequins and declares to her:  "This my idea of hell, being surronded by pussy and none of it works!"

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« Reply #222 on: March 07, 2014, 09:00:28 PM »
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Well Rob, for me this quote which I found on your link is even more axiomatic:

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying. - Terence Donovan - Guardian (London, 19 Nov. 1983)

Then, of course, there is the espoused wisdom of my grand deity atop my pantheon:

How relevant is this quote to this place?

The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso and the second half is about photography. They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out. It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture. - David Bailey

and,

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. - David Bailey - In "Face," (London), Dec 1984.

and lastly for now,

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked. - David Bailey - In "Independent." (London), 5 Nov. 1990.

Of course, for me, one of Bailey's quirkiest quotes was at the end of his series on models where he is interviewing Isabella Rosselini in a warehouse full of mannequins and declares to her:  "This my idea of hell, being surronded by pussy and none of it works!"



Thanks again Rob. My problem is that I'm a pro who has assignments, but they're all the wrong ones. I need to figure out how to make the transition to the right ones!
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« Reply #223 on: March 08, 2014, 08:55:33 AM »
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Thanks again Rob. My problem is that I'm a pro who has assignments, but they're all the wrong ones. I need to figure out how to make the transition to the right ones!



For too long I faced that too. The answer depends on your circumstances: are you living where the work you want exist, and if not, are you free to go to the work?

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« Reply #224 on: March 08, 2014, 09:02:13 AM »
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These two are mainly for you, Walter, because you will be well familiar with both.

https://www.google.es/search?q=wingate+paine&tbm=isch&imgil=G1wVHKqENSiQ7M%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcSx1ZrRyULxxxPStxTDMgPmhSY-ZHY4HKyJqA0dt38Yo7bREOKX0Q%253B546%253B700%253BbDxTYTXcL2Qk5M%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Friochico.wordpress.com%25252F2014%25252F02%25252F06%25252Fwingate-paine%25252F&source=iu&usg=__Ak3RU3IMQDc1ssJ5aGYT6S4-M50%3D&sa=X&ei=iSgbU8rMOomv7AbP04DwCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAg&biw=1257&bih=886#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=G1wVHKqENSiQ7M%253A%3BbDxTYTXcL2Qk5M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Friochico.files.wordpress.com%252F2014%252F02%252Fwingate-paine11.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Friochico.wordpress.com%252F2014%252F02%252F06%252Fwingate-paine%252F%3B546%3B700

http://www.samhaskinsblog.com/?tag=wingate-paine

In the first link, one has to be careful: not all of the images belong to Wingate Paine.

What I will say is this: both photographers were blessed with incredible muses.

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« Reply #225 on: March 10, 2014, 03:36:13 PM »
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Rob,

I am small 'C' catholic enough to be curious to see most things.  At the time I was not so impressed by Wingate Paine, but with the passage of time I am more open to his work.

Similarly, I have not been a fan of Annie L pretty much since she split with Rolling Stone but I found this 1993 Melvyn Bragg doco about her which provides fascinating and frank insights.

She and I shared a London agent in the 80s and he told me some very impressive tales of her business acumen and integrity.

Have a look for yourself if you haven't see it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lbAN-_0A0

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« Reply #226 on: March 10, 2014, 05:22:18 PM »
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Rob,

I am small 'C' catholic enough to be curious to see most things.  At the time I was not so impressed by Wingate Paine, but with the passage of time I am more open to his work.

Similarly, I have not been a fan of Annie L pretty much since she split with Rolling Stone but I found this 1993 Melvyn Bragg doco about her which provides fascinating and frank insights.

She and I shared a London agent in the 80s and he told me some very impressive tales of her business acumen and integrity.

Have a look for yourself if you haven't see it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lbAN-_0A0




Thank you for the link, Walter; I hadn't seen that one. I do have the BBC one (Arena, I think) called Life through a Lens or something like that. It's a docu that included part of the making of her book that covers 1990 - 2005. She's an interesting character, to say the least.

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« Reply #227 on: March 12, 2014, 01:02:50 PM »
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https://www.google.es/search?q=edouard+boubat&client=firefox-a&hs=Ai9&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fZ8gU4TUKaWd0wXav4GIDA&ved=0CJwBEIke&biw=1266&bih=863



Perhaps not generally as well-known as his brothers-in-arms, but just as talented in his genre.

Rob C


And no less:

https://www.google.es/search?q=sabine+weiss&client=firefox-a&hs=Udp&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&tbm=isch&imgil=FtzhIbSNIuVglM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcTmaTPHBlAsrTgVtu06PWUpoPmM6FWBgKpVIOxX2lidnKLwjv6K%253B1200%253B779%253BDfol--mzSaaJFM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fonlinebrowsing.blogspot.com%25252F2011%25252F11%25252Fsabine-weiss-photography-gave-me.html&source=iu&usg=__D_k5QTTRfvM32coukCKqpeWULRQ%3D&sa=X&ei=W6ggU4uYD7Gc0wWClID4Cw&ved=0CCwQ9QEwAA#facrc=_&imgrc=FtzhIbSNIuVglM%253A%3BDfol--mzSaaJFM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F3.bp.blogspot.com%252F-e47uDya-dWY%252FTsVANXXAXtI%252FAAAAAAAAc8U%252Fd9b_ih3y8cg%252Fs1600%252Fsabine-weiss-aegypten-1983-sabine-weiss.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fonlinebrowsing.blogspot.com%252F2011%252F11%252Fsabine-weiss-photography-gave-me.html%3B1200%3B779
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« Reply #228 on: March 13, 2014, 04:31:53 AM »
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Lovely black and white images, especially from Edouard Boubat...almost haunting.

I found a video that I don't know whether to 'approve' or to 'decry': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UM2HRhh4Wg

I don't want to spoil it, so all I'll say is it's a Phase One video of a fine-art fashion photographer.
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« Reply #229 on: March 13, 2014, 04:50:11 AM »
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Here's another guy I remember from Vogue...

Also a lover of reflex lenses, though he seems to have less of that on show here.

http://www.eddykohli.com/

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« Reply #230 on: March 13, 2014, 05:01:13 AM »
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Lovely black and white images, especially from Edouard Boubat...almost haunting.

I found a video that I don't know whether to 'approve' or to 'decry': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UM2HRhh4Wg

I don't want to spoil it, so all I'll say is it's a Phase One video of a fine-art fashion photographer.


In my time, he'd have been stoned. To death.

Or he'd have been celebrated and fêted and put upon a pedestal. Then he'd have been stoned. That's what the press does.

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« Reply #231 on: March 13, 2014, 05:54:35 AM »
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Lovely black and white images, especially from Edouard Boubat...almost haunting.

I found a video that I don't know whether to 'approve' or to 'decry': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UM2HRhh4Wg

I don't want to spoil it, so all I'll say is it's a Phase One video of a fine-art fashion photographer.

That Hun makes a strong case in favour of chemical castration.  All those experiments with genetic engineering and his genes still swam the gauntlet.

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« Reply #232 on: March 13, 2014, 10:39:26 AM »
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That Hun makes a strong case in favour of chemical castration.  All those experiments with genetic engineering and his genes still swam the gauntlet.




There's little natural justice in this world, Walter.

;-)

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« Reply #233 on: March 13, 2014, 04:52:24 PM »
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http://www.peterlindbergh.com/essay/

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« Reply #234 on: March 13, 2014, 05:01:58 PM »
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A powerfully sage proclamation there Rob.
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« Reply #235 on: March 13, 2014, 06:44:28 PM »
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In my time, he'd have been stoned. To death.

Or he'd have been celebrated and fêted and put upon a pedestal. Then he'd have been stoned. That's what the press does.

Rob C

Reminds of a quote of Barry Norman's -

A man will put a women on a pedestal the better to look up her skirt.

The press does a lot of that as well.

(I think it was him anyway)
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« Reply #236 on: March 13, 2014, 09:59:47 PM »
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I wonder if you have seen this, Rob?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JwFKukEUiY&index=15&list=FLzoBqtz6eGcJLghP9htkVtQ

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« Reply #237 on: March 14, 2014, 10:07:03 AM »
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Hi, no, I hadn't see it before, Walter. Thank you for the links, I enjoy seeing these things.

I had seen a pic or two of Bailey in bed with him, but knew it was supposedly in order to get the interview, but hadn't seen the interview as such.

Having seen it, now, I can't say I'm sorry to have missed being in the 'group' there - a bunch of sad guys 'n' gals, by the look of it. However, it probably does speak volumes about the  perceived values of some folks at some periods in recent history, and I can quite see how the gallerista thing might have spawned and developed in a haze of dope, poofery and pretensions. To think those people has mothers... well, we did see one of them, so maybe one shouldn't be too surprised. But then again, why would you kill a laying, golden goose?

;-)

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« Reply #238 on: March 14, 2014, 12:23:56 PM »
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http://youtu.be/G8UIR6k-iXk


Well worth watching - some good advice early on.

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« Reply #239 on: March 15, 2014, 01:36:43 PM »
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http://photographyinterviews.blogspot.com.es/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=6

Some interesting interviews if you can winkle them out of the site; seems a bit awkward to find them.

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