Saturday, 30 October 2010
'I was in awe of Robert Frank. Here was the great master. I couldn't believe that I was able to watch him work for a few days, that I was actually in the room where Robert Frank was loading his camera. He picked up my camera once. I was terrified. He held it. It was like being with God. He said to me, "You can't get every picture." That was comforting advice. You do miss things. You're attached to this machine. To its timing. Things are moving in front of you and you're supposed to capture them, but it's not always possible. Robert Frank didn't seem to be missing anything, though. He was tireless. He never stopped working.'
- Annie Leibovitz, from her book 'At Work'.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
A set of my portraits of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. Their fantastic album 'The Golden Year' is out next week. The build up to its release has been overshadowed by the tragic death of frontman Charles Haddon. It was with great sadness that I heard about the loss of Charles, he was a great guy and a musician only just at the beginning of his journey. Talking to him his passion for music was clear and I'm glad the band and his family are going ahead with the release of his music.