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    He's the only photographer I know that McDonalds has named 2 burgers after... The McCurry and the Mega McCurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    He's the only photographer I know that McDonalds has named 2 burgers after... The McCurry and the Mega McCurry.

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    http://www.phaidon.com/store/photogr...9780714864624/
    Steve McCurry, 'Untold' - The Stories Behind The Photographs/

    http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013...steve-mccurry/
    *text excerpt* Steve McCurry (b. 2/24/1950) has lead one truly fascinating career as a photographer from smuggling film out of conflict-riddled Afghanistan by sewing the undeveloped rolls into the lining of his clothes to shooting one of the most famous and recognizable images ever captured...
    http://photography.about.com/od/famo...ybiography.htm
    *text excerpt* His first foray into photojournalism was his coverage of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. McCurry disguised himself in native garb and he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. He hid his film by sewing it into his clothes and was able to smuggle these shots out providing some of the first shots ever seen of the conflict. His coverage earned him the coveted Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad.
    I don't think McCurry had to smuggle any of his images/film from the Pakistani refugee camps,
    ie...(the Afghan 'Mona Lisa' or Afghan Girl), but apparently he has spoken of needing to hide film/images
    that he took during the Russian/Soviet involved conflict-era in Afghanistan.


    ...To get the images of the afghan girl out, Steve had to hand sew the film into his jacket that he wore through security at the airport...He sewed the strips into the lining of the jacket in complete darkness remember... Not easy)...
    Do you have a reference for this?
    I guess we'll just have to buy his book, 'Untold'...due for release in Sep, 2013.

    Marc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc B. View Post
    http://www.phaidon.com/store/photogr...9780714864624/



    http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013...steve-mccurry/


    http://photography.about.com/od/famo...ybiography.htm


    I don't think McCurry had to smuggle any of his images/film from the Pakistani refugee camps,
    ie...(the Afghan 'Mona Lisa' or Afghan Girl), but apparently he has spoken of needing to hide film/images
    that he took during the Russian/Soviet involved conflict-era in Afghanistan.






    I guess we'll just have to buy his book, 'Untold'...due for release in Sep, 2013.

    Marc
    Thanks for finding that Marc, I'm fairly certain I read it in the second edition of NG where the afghan girl is featured on the cover 17 years later, it mentioned it in that article if I recall correctly, but I can't seem to find either copy... :/ it's buried somewhere...

    So thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    thanks for the dopeslap xldude
    - J
    Hey, being slapped by a dope ain't always bad!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...6isBAoM#at=156

    I had a thought while watching this, seeing McCurry walk around with the Nikon. For the type of work he does, more important than any notion of quality/craft/presentation is the importance of 'being there'. Using a familiar camera, like the Nikon DSLRs, there is less of an imposition when making intimate portraits of people on the fly. He becomes more of an everyman.
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    'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Background for those who may not have already seen...

    The Last Roll of Kodachrome—Frame by Frame!
    By David Friend, Photographs by Steve McCurry
    Vanity Fair online, February 9, 2011

    "I've been shooting digital for years, but I don't think you can make a better photograph under certain conditions than you can with Kodachrome... Kodachrome had more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance." —Steve McCurry

    Ken
    Thanks for the link, interesting series of portraits and street scenes. It is really impressive to think that any photographer could achieve this, meaning making 32 such high quality pictures on ONE SINGLE roll of 35mm film !! How much planning and effort would it take ?? Hope that this is the case though and he didn't cheat (by shooting 20 rolls instead of one, for example, which would sound much, much more possible to my humble ears). After all, it was THE LAST roll of Kodachrome, wasn't it ?

    Unfortunately, I see that the Indian and North-American people photographed do not display their mouth cavities, therefore we cannot inspect their dental condition and so judge them regarding the degree of the civilization we have to rank them to. I am sorry not to be able to comment on whether they brush their teeth or if they're assholes or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Papantoniou View Post
    Thanks for the link, interesting series of portraits and street scenes. It is really impressive to think that any photographer could achieve this, meaning making 32 such high quality pictures on ONE SINGLE roll of 35mm film !! How much planning and effort would it take ?? Hope that this is the case though and he didn't cheat (by shooting 20 rolls instead of one, for example, which would sound much, much more possible to my humble ears). After all, it was THE LAST roll of Kodachrome, wasn't it ?

    Unfortunately, I see that the Indian and North-American people photographed do not display their mouth cavities, therefore we cannot inspect their dental condition and so judge them regarding the degree of the civilization we have to rank them to. I am sorry not to be able to comment on whether they brush their teeth or if they're assholes or not.
    It was the last roll produced but far from the last roll processed... However 4 of my rolls were some of the last processes hehe, I got special permission (with one other photographer) to shoot after the deadline


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    It was the last roll produced but far from the last roll processed... However 4 of my rolls were some of the last processes hehe, I got special permission (with one other photographer) to shoot after the deadline


    ~Stone | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk
    Yeah, I got that (it was mentioned in another post), what I don't really get is if the photographs presented in the portfolio (the McCurry's one) are ALL made using ONE roll of film, or a lot of them...

    Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Papantoniou View Post
    Yeah, I got that (it was mentioned in another post), what I don't really get is if the photographs presented in the portfolio (the McCurry's one) are ALL made using ONE roll of film, or a lot of them...

    Just curious...
    On that website are just the last roll, he just kept the last roll in a spare camera and traveled with it as far as I understand.


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