Posts Tagged ‘report’

Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”

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And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:

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Quote of the Day

July 22, 2009

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…When I started to be published

I thought about Margaret

Bourke-White and the whole

journalistic approach to things.

I believed I was supposed to

catch life going by me – that

I wasn’t to alter it or tamper

with it – that I was just to watch

what was going on and report it

 

 

as best I could. This shoot with John was different. I got involved,

and I realized that you can’t help but be touched by what goes on

in front of you. I no longer believe that there is such a thing as

objectivity. Everyone has a point of view. Some people call it style,

but what we’re really talking about is the guts of a photograph.

When you trust your point of view, that’s when you start

taking pictures.

 

Annie Liebovitz

(1949 –     )

American Portrait Photographer