All the header photos are also by me.

Archive for December, 2012

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Walking up the Dewerstone

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Robert Frank

Robert Frank, Swiss photographer and naturalised American. Born in 1924. Most famous for his 1955 photo essay ‘The Americans’.

His fresh and skeptical outsider’s view of American society was funded by a Guggenheim memorial foundation grant .  He took 28,000 photographs over 9 months of his trans American trip of  which he used 83 in the final book. The forward was written by beat writer Jack Kerouac who made a similar journey as recounted in ‘On the road’. The photos are harsh and sometimes technically poor, I am not sure if he intended them to be so casual but I like them because of it.

They were not well received in America because they showed a society that many in America would not like to admit existed.

However, one of his photos I like was  part of a series taken in London in 1952, and here it is.

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From his series on Wales.

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From the Americans.

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Over there, No8

A short series showing the people on the other side of a pedestrian road crossing.

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The Bench, no30

This is number thirty in a series of 33 photos taken from a flat balcony in London overlooking a bench and taken over a period of about a year. Best to click on ‘The Bench’ link and view them all in a sequence.

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Girls night out, beware.

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The Bench, no29

This is number twenty-nine in a series of 33 photos taken from a flat balcony in London overlooking a bench and taken over a period of about a year. Best to click on ‘The Bench’ link and view them all in a sequence.

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Thailand, no7

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