Sometimes I stop and think about all the people I follow on Tumblr (or on the internet in general), many of whom have amazing blogs that are jam-packed with entertaining, hilarious, beautiful, inspiring things.
But then I start thinking about what their names might be. You know, their real names,…
Remember borrowing his Photographer’s Handbook from the library back in the late 70s.
As both this obituary and the obit in The Times make clear, Hedgecoe played a pivotal role in putting photography on an equal footing with the other fine arts. He was the first Professor of Photography in Britain.
…For many people, Cartier-Bresson is still the world’s most famous photographer, and his kind of picture, the intuitive, formally balanced snapshot that celebrates a moment in life, is the kind that they understand and enjoy. Cartier-Bresson loved to deflate other people’s ideas about his genius. So it is with obvious delight that, in one of several films made about him, he tells an interviewer that what is probably his most famous picture – of the man jumping the puddle at the Gare Saint-Lazare in 1932 – was taken by his camera, and not by him, since he could only fit the lens through a gap in the wooden fence, and even if he’d looked through the viewfinder, he couldn’t have seen a thing. LIZ JOBEY
“The photographer Brian Duffy, who has died of pulmonary fibrosis aged 76, captured the swinging 60s in a series of stylish and iconic images, but then disappeared from the world of glamour for 30 years…”