i heard that it wasn't sewn in his clothes at all, but more like kopi luwak
either way, its a good urban legend ..
Well, ask Steve McCurry...
Sounds like BS to me.
He's the only photographer I know that McDonalds has named 2 burgers after... The McCurry and the Mega McCurry.
Steve McCurry, 'Untold' - The Stories Behind The Photographs/
*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...
I don't think McCurry had to smuggle any of his images/film from the Pakistani refugee camps,Quote:
*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.
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)...
I guess we'll just have to buy his book, 'Untold'...due for release in Sep, 2013.Quote:
Do you have a reference for this?
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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.