Saturday, 13 October 2007
Jessica is a young American photographer. Last year she received a prestigeous Inge Morath Award for her project "The Ninth Floor". Stunning work.
I am wondering what camera or film she used, as the images are rather noisy (or grainy). But this noise adds so much to the atmosphere of the story. This project reminds me a bit work of Eugene Richards from his "Cocaine true, cocaine blue" book. I wish I was able to get that close to people as them.
David Alan Harvey is another master of colour, light and composition. He is also a master of befriending people and then capturing their emotions. David was first a National Geographic photographer, then he joined Magnum. Now he is a NatGeo and Magnum photographer, would you dream about anything more? David is also a vivid teacher and promoteur of young photographers. He is also a passionate blogger - his blog is currently one of the most read photography blogs on the Internet.
Cuba was his first book published in 1999 by National Geographic Society, make sure you have it, you can buy it cheap on Amazon.
Friday, 12 October 2007
Joachim is a young guy from Denmark. He went to Kosovo several times during the confict there, between 1997 and 2000 and took some fantastic photos there, published in a book "The Albanians". then he was a nominee at MAGNUM, was sort of kicked out from there and finally joined VII agency and he is happy to be there. I would be as well. He does not want to go to wars anymore, he has a family now. and Joachim once revieviewed my portfolio after the VII photo seminar in London.
Alex Webb - he is a master of light, colour and composition. Hot Light / Half-Made Worlds published in 1986 (so he was 34 then) is his first book. It is out of print now, the second hand ones are expensive and not easy to get, I am still hunting for it. It is the only one of his books I don't have at the moment.