Saturday, 5 June 2010

some shots for the weekend...

Not too happy this weekend, missing the rugby, staying indoors trying to finishing a CIM assignment. However procrastination has lead me to read that Brian Duffy, 'the man who shot the sixites' has died at 76 after a battle with lung disease [news article]. As a portrait & fashion photographer, his best work (in my opinion) was his traditional b/w photography. These inspiring fashion shots taken in Florence for Vogue just show what you can get into one shot, which is what I like about a photo and taking photographs.

Duffy snapped portraits of David Bowie, Michael Caine, John Lennon and did some work for the Telegraph, The Times along with doing a lot of fashion work for Elle, Vogue + Glamour. Along with David Bailey & Terence Donovan they made up the 'terrible trio', whose work helped create 'Swinging London'.

There is something about 'the smoke' that is slowly drawing me there and I know I will live there eventually! Next time I'm in London, I'm planning to try my hand at 'bokeh' photography. It's the Japanese word for blurred/out of focused. Just to educate you, here is a link to 30 different shots, enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Owen

    Nice pics. I like that I'm not the only one who gets sidetracked so easily when revising.

    I do like a good black and white classic pic. Also I think I like the style of the 50s and 60s better than what's around now. I want to be a part of Mad Men.

    That is all.