Observe a photographer in action

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by cliveh, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. cliveh

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    If you had the opportunity to be with a photographer past or present and observe their modus operandi when taking a shot, who and what shot would it be? For me it would be this (notice the fine line between the woman on the right in profile and the woman behind who perhaps is walking forward to negate this dark line separation) a fraction of a mm, but it makes the shot –

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2011/apr/24/henri-cartier-bresson-moscow-1954?INTCMP=SRCH
     
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    Karsh - Winston Churchill
     
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    Jane Bown: her portrait of Björk
     
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    nadar .. or atget

    anything they did
     
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    At night in Paris with Andre Kertesz....
     
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    It'd be a toss-up between Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson for me.
     
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    Maybe with O'Sullivan in the west. I know it would NOT be with Capa in the landing craft on d-day.
     
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    I'd wander around great spruce head island for a day with Eliot Porter. Some soft portraits with Hurrell would be interesting too.
     
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    Definitely Sebastio Salgado. For me almost all of his work is magical.
     
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    I would love to have the opportunity to follow Jay Maisel around NYC for a day...or a week...or a month... Actually, I am considering one of his workshops for the fall. Hopefully, my schedule will allow it.
     
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    Ed Weston and Charis Wilson on the sand dunes. :whistling:
     
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    Emmet Gowin or Sally Mann for their modus operandi closer to home, and I would have loved to watch Garry Winnogrand burn through a few of those thousands of rolls out in the streets.
     
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    Good god he read a lot into that photo and I personally don't buy it.

    I'd rather hang around Brassai or Kertesz tbh.