Month: November 2012

Above: Chris Floyd

Chris Floyd Interview

There was a time when photographers would hang out at the lab to find out what was happening, but these days we find ourselves alone at our desks wondering if we’re the only ones waiting for the phone to ring. Now, social media channels like Twitter are giving us new ways to reach out to ...

Above: Richard Parry In Chechnya in 1997 filming "Shooting Robert King"

Richard Parry Interview

As a cameraman and member of the legendary Frontline Television News cooperative, Richard Parry has always ignored convention and followed his principles when it comes to film making. Here he tells Eleanor O’Kane why he still prefers to work in a state of independence. Richard Parry is telling me about his recent holiday. Usually such ...

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Klein & Moriyama

As the Shangri-Las sang . . . the past, let me tell you about the past. Or, rather, of course, not the past but pasts. The present, too. The future, even. Dialogues across the years (and decades). The only real time travel there is, sadly. And so to the William Klein/Moriyama double-header at the Tate: ...

Above: Timothy Greenfield Sanders

Timothy Greenfield Sanders Interview

Timothy: I graduated from Columbia University in New York in Art History, which I had been forced to take as they didn’t have film as a choice in those days. I was obsessed with filmmaking but there were no film schools in America in 1970 except Boston University and my high school guidance councilor said ...

Above: Wolf Suschitzky

Wolf Suschitzky Interview

eBOOK DOWNLOAD: Wolfgang Suschitzky was born on the 29 August 1912 in Vienna, in what was then Austria-Hungary. Suschitzky’s first love was zoology, but he realised he could not make a living in Austria in this field, so instead, influenced by his sister, he studied photography. Around this time, the political climate in Austria changed from ...

Above: Kurt Markus by Will Van Beckum

Kurt Markus Interview

EBOOK DOWNLOAD: The work of Kurt Markus is instantly recognisable. It is powerful, enduring and, in the early 1990s, consistently graced the pages of the world’s most famous magazines. In a conversation with Sean Samuels, he reflects on his career, filmmaking and what has become of the American West. Sean: Your wife mentioned earlier that ...

Above: Grant Scott

Filmmaking: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

I have spoken on many occasions about my personal love for the imagery, creativity and aesthetics of the decade in which I was born and (partially) grew up. Friend and colleague Peter Silverton once said to me of my obsession, that it was because I remember it as a decade in which I was happy. He ...

Above: Danny Wilcox Frazier

Danny Wilcox Frazier Interview

Danny Wilcox Frazier’s images should come with a warning. Immediately provocative, they may haunt you long after you have stopped looking at them. Thrown into a line-up of other documentary photographers’ work, they are recognisable straightaway. Lyrical, engaging and foreboding all at once, they are a triumph of reportage and command me to find out ...

Above: Sheryl Neilds

Sheryl Nields Interview

Sheryl Nields is always on the move. My interview with her is arranged and then rearranged a number of times to accommodate her busy schedule, and when I finally manage to pin her down I find her excitable mood to be utterly infectious. Over the course of our conversation we talk Hollywood, discuss the gravity-defying ...

Above: Peter Silverton by Rankin

Sense of Place

It was a scene in Braquo, the French TV cop show, that got me thinking about Primrose Hill; or to be both less specific and more accurate, about the meaning of place… emotional topography. A brief but significant moment, about three quarters of the way through the series, the scene involved an interchange between the ...