Archive for the ‘Photographer Spotlight’ Category
A new project by my friend and fellow photographer, Conor O’Leary. Glimpse. Conor is currently based in London. Check out the rest of the project here: http://conoroleary.com/
I came across this article on the front page from the Guardian today. A photographer videoed his own arrest by Lancashire Police force in the UK. He was arrested not for taking pictures, but for taking pictures in a suspicious way. Throughout the video, I just wanted to know what is the proper definition of such an act, what is suspicious and what isn’t. The police and the public seem to think to know, pity the comments on the article have been disabled. Could have been for an interesting discussion.
Considering Section 44 has been declared illegal, this video is slightly out of date in terms of being able to do much other than to illustrate the irrational fears of other people for doing everyday normal things such as taking pictures. The terrorists are winning if this is our behaviour.
I went to the Host Gallery last night to listen to one of my favourite photographers, Simon Roberts. He’s completed his project ‘We English’, and he gave a talk there. He was also on hand to sign his new book ‘We English’. I rushed out but I wish I had bought it now! :(
It is slowly becoming a regular thing but I made an audio recording of his talk which can be found here.
I have his brilliant book ‘The Americans’ at the moment but I found the lack of text in the book frustrating as I wanted to know more about him and his ideas in creating “The Americans’, so I found these 3 Robert Frank videos on Youtube, they are really informative because they discuss him and what impact his work has had on Photography as well. Links for part 1, part 2 and 3.
UPDATE (16/12/08): The NYTIMES has an audio interview with Robert Frank about his time making the book ‘The Americans’ here.