Lewis Morley, and news of his archive

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  1. MartinP

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    Interesting work for sure.

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    That's what I meant with intriguing.
     
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    I have to wonder if the "self portrait" has to do with this verse from Matthew 18:6:

    "But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea."


    If so, I'm not amused if he was being serious.


    Kent in SD
     
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    I was privileged to have printed hundreds of his images over the last few years. He will be missed.
     
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    Interesting articles. Thanks for posting!
     
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    I don't believe Lewis was given to self-righteousness or righteous indignation for that matter.
    He was very generous with his time and supported photographers of all levels once he settled in Sydney.
    I met and spoke to him several times and he was one of those people who gave the impression that had all the time in the world for you. He also opened a group exhibition I was in once and said some positive, supportive things about my work. He gave me his card and said call me or come around and visit any time - and he meant it!
    The last time I saw him he was on Parramatta Rd waiting to catch a bus to the city from Leichhardt. Modest to the end. It is no surprise he has left his life's work behind in this way.

    Vale Lewis
     
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    The picture has nothing to do with superstition. The chair he is sitting in, and the pose, are a reminder of his most widely known image - and that he considered the image to drag down peoples perception of the rest of his work, and of himself as a photographer. :smile:
     
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