Legendary anti-war photographer and author of Viet Nam Inc, Philip Jones Griffiths, gives the interview of a lifetime only 48 hours before he died in at his home in London on March 19, 2008. With a voice impassioned by courage and enriched by his legacy of love for people and for taking real pictures of real people, Philip imparts his final words of wisdom on the subject of photography and life.
Rare interviews with iconic photographers and people who knew and loved Phillip Jones Griffith bring the most eloquent and clear headed anti-war photographer back to life. This film is an homage to being real in a time when documentary photography has (arguably) fallen off the pedestal.
Wim Wenders, German film maker and photographer in his own right, talks about digital photography, the transience of the moment and the tendency of today’s photographers to “not be there” with there minds when they press the shutter.
And in this little series “An afternoon with Wim Wenders” he shares with a young student about film-making, and his own journey and philosophy.
William Klein has lived many lives. One of the world’s most influential photographers, he pioneered the art of street photography and created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. He also made over twenty films, including the first ever documentary about Muhammad Ali and a brilliant satire of the fashion world, Who Are You Polly Magoo?
With a major Tate Modern exhibition celebrating his work, imagine spends time with William Klein to discover the irrepressible, charismatic personality behind a remarkable creative life.
Steve McCurry, secured the last roll off Kodachrome coming of the production line.
Steve’s idea was to create some iconic pictures that pay tribute to the history of the film. Here’s some thoughts Steve shared on the project:
“I think most of my best photographs were shot on Kodachrome. When I realized this was coming to an end, I wanted to have the last chapter in the book of Kodachrome. When I loaded the last film of Kodachrome into my camera, it was kind of a weird feeling, because I had done it thousands and thousands of time … it was a bit strange, nostalgic, a bit of remorse that this was the last time I would do that”.
Image @Steve McCurry, (screenshot)
“I worked on so many assignments over the years, and I wanted this to be something for me, something for my heart, something that spoke to me personally. When you’ve got only 36 frame, you want to make each one special – each picture has to count.”
Steve ends up deciding to shoot iconic personalities and take on a series of portraits – starting with Robert De Niro in New York, moving to Mumbai/India, shooting slums and celebrities, bustling cities and rural nomadic shepherds.
He’s taking it pretty safely, scouting scenes and composition with his Nikon D3x, and then shooting with the Nikon F6, even putting it on a tripod at times – probably not quite the workflow he was used to from back in the days – but sure to capture the last perfect images with the iconic Kodachrome film.
Happy New Year! Here’s a video on street photography in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Travis used to live in the Tenderloin as a young man and both him and Brad have a good understanding and awareness of the area’s dynamics.
Instead of showing only the bad side of the neighborhood that other photographers have emphasized in the past, Brad and Travis were determined to portray the area’s positive aspects.
Kai Müller, who’s design blog StyleSpion I have been following for years now site, has been shooting Leicas for a little while and has made it into the illustrate circle of Leica featured photographers.
Check out this Leica-Camera.com video about him capturing the Eistnaflug metal concert in Iceland.
“Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventure in Love” is a short film production by Writer and Director Jemma van Loenen and Producer Phill Northwood. The production is Jemma’s fourth film as Director. “Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventure in Love” is a Lollapalooza Film production.
It’s election time and between Obama, Biden and Romney, Ryan there’s a lot of topics being discussed. The biggest one seems to be about job creating, middle-class, the economy .. and did I mention jobs. In these TV debates it’s all numbers and stats and blaming and stuff, but the real thing isn’t necessarily tangible.
Perhaps this work does. I guess technically this is not middle class ground. This is about the bottom percent. But it’s important because how a society deals with their weakest members say a whole lot about values and direction.
Carlos Javier Ortiz, one of the FCDA photographers, sheds light on the crime in Chicago and migrant workers in Illinois.
This video represents the continuation of our Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA) series. FCDA is a non-profit collective of prominent photographers and writers who have come together to explore the United States during one of the most enduring times in the nation’s history.
“Throughout his career as a photographer, Frank Hallam Day has concerned himself with many different aspects of the medium. Following numerous projects with a focus on political issues, his work has now increasingly turned towards exploring the relationships between man and the environment. For this, he shoots predominantly at night to reveal a suggestive and ambiguous side of the world.
The latest example of this is illustrated by his winning portfolio ‘Alumascapes’. This photographic project shows the results of a month-long journey through Florida. In his images, Frank Hallam Day depicts the phenomenon of man and his environment in a unique manner and makes recreational vehicles (RV’s) – ultra-modern, high-tech and luxury homes on wheels – the brightly lit and dazzling stars of his pictures. They seem to be inextricably entwined in the jungle landscapes of Florida at night and appear as essential islands of security in a dark and hostile environment. They protect their owners with a feeling of safety and comfort in the lap of luxury. Of course, this form of escape no longer has much to do with the love of nature, relinquishing everyday luxuries or winding down. Frank Hallam Day’s images reveal that the relationship between man and the environment is more ambiguous than ever before.
Frank Hallam Day’s work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions and is represented in many galleries and private collections. Frank Hallam Day lives in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a lecturer for photography at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and is the winner of numerous prizes and scholarships.”