Penn and Avedon are almost as well-known today as they were when they were alive and working. It’s rare to be given a treatment, whether photographic or film, that doesn’t reference at least one of their images. Why not? They were two of the three best commercial photographers of the last century. The third has been virtually forgotten. Google ‘Bookbinder’ and you’ll be lucky to find a handful of images. (And those images will be very small.) I’m going to try toRead more
Month: July 2015
INTERVIEW: Jeff Stark.
Where did you grow up? Stirling, Scotland. Hitch-hiked to London the week I left school. Unusually, you had a lot of weird jobs before you got into advertising, so what did you learn from your time; a) running a stall on Petticoat Lane? People will buy anything as long as you can convince them it’s stolen. b) Selling Morris Minors? I learned that being 18 and looking 15 wasn’t a good start for being a car salesman. People used toRead more
IN-CAMERA 4: Max Forsythe.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Newry in Northern Ireland, a great place to live before religion destroyed it. When did you take your first picture? Probably in my teens, my uncle was a wedding photographer, so I used his half plate camera. I took a lot more serious pictures on a trip to the US when I was 18. What was your first job? I was an Assistant Art director at what was then Hobson Grey.Read more