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  2. 2. welcome may There are few subjects more likely to fill up my email inbox or cause an awkward silence when brought up in conversation than the elephant in the room that is convergence: the meeting of photographers with movie making and film makers with photography. Some say that it is a gimmick, a fad, which will soon pass, others that it has nothing to do with photography. However, more and more people are embracing it and creating jaw-droppingly impressive work. Whichever camp you currently sit in, I want you to ask yourself just one question: How many cameras have been launched over the past year and a half without movie mode? Now I’ve got you thinking, take some time to read the arguments and personal experiences of those featured in this issue, you may just change your mind as to which camp you should be in. We take a look at how agents are budgeting and invoicing for multi-platform shoots on Page 64 in The Price is Right? We celebrate 10 years of Nick Knight’s pioneering SHOWstudio’s visual creativity in That Business We Call Show on Page 88, find out how to get other people to pay for our projects thanks to the power of crowdfunding in Power to the People! on Page 83, and tackle the convergence debate in The Future is Moving on Page 76 by putting film maker Richard Jobson head-to-head with photographer David Eustace to make sure we are giving you both sides of the story. There have always been two sides to celebrity portraiture: the flattering and the honest. Jill Greenberg could definitely fit into the first category and her successful career seems to suggest that that is what her clients are looking for. You can find out more in Picture Perfect on Page 54. Bruce Davidson is someone who I’m both proud and honoured to have in the magazine.EDITOR’S IMAGE: MATT HALSTEAD I grew up with his images and bow to his brilliance. You can find outTHIS IMAGE: JILL GREENBERG why on Page 70. Each month we hope to question, inform, debate and address the issues which are facing you every day. I hope you agree that this month we’ve managed to cover all of these bases and that we are what it says on the tin! Grant Scott, Editor
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  4. 4. NEW PHOTOGRAPHY 8 Portfolio contents may The best of your work posted on to our online portfolio. 53 Exposure The creative partnership between fashion photographer Nick Knight and designer Yohji Yamamoto is celebrated at the V&A. NEED TO KNOW 25 Being There PP Editor Grant Scott remembers a shoot with pop star Lady Gaga and photographic duo Markus Klinko and Indrani that left him hot under the collar. 30 Dispatches Having captured London Fashion Week on HD DSLR video, Clive Booth prepares himself for the long editing process. 35 The Dench Diary The sometime working pro returns to his old university city and spends a day at the Ideal Home Show in search of perfection. 42 The World of Convergence Film maker John Campbell’s regular news-packed take on the world of convergence. 45 Frontline We talk to freelance stylist Karina Garrick to get the lowdown on interiors shoots. 51 Guess the Lighting Ever seen a great image and wanted to know how it was lit? Ted Sabarese explains all. Lisa Lyon, 1982 by Robert Mapplethorpe is from a new book about the controversial photographer. Turn to Click, starting on page 14, for more details on Mapplethorpe X7 , published by teNeues. 64 The Price is Right? If a client asks you to shoot video and film on the same job, how much do you charge? We broach the INTERVIEWS WITH... 23 Diary subject with some industry figures in the know. Our pick of this month’s most exciting photographic 54 Picture Perfect exhibitions around the UK. 76 The Future is Moving Los Angeles based photographer Jill Greenberg Film maker Richard Jobson and photographer David enjoys making people look like better versions of 103 Stop Press... Eustace add their views to the debate on convergence. themselves. She also uses her personal work to The latest essential news, gossip and kit from the . make a political point. Here she explains why. pro world. 83 Power to the People! Have you heard about crowdfunding? Film maker Robin Schmidt explains what it is and how it could help you finance your next project. EXCLUSIVE... KEEP IN TOUCH 70 Bruce Davidson 28 Podcast 88 That Business We Call Show Peter Silverton interviews the Magnum legend Check out our free photographic discussion for the We go behind the scenes at SHOWstudio, Nick who has dedicated the past six decades to capturing masses. Every edition we record a podcast debatingROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION Knight’s groundbreaking fashion website. the beauty in the ordinary and created the issues affecting professional photographers. some extraordinary pictures in the process. 94 Talkin’ About a Revolution 40 Subscribe PP Editor Grant Scott looks at how compact system Check out our latest subscription offers so that you cameras are taking the market by storm. NEWS & REVIEWS never miss an issue. This month you can save 33% when you subscribe by Direct Debit. 114 Legend 14 Click Peter Silverton examines the life and work of This month’s line-up of the best news, dreams, 49 Feedback French photographer Jeanloup Sieff. themes and photographic schemes. Your thoughts, your opinions, your page. 5
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  6. 6. friends mayADAM DUCKWORTH Richard Jobson David Eustace Peter Silverton Robin Schmidt Film maker Photographer Writer Film maker Richard is a founder member of Scots-born photographer David Peter is a cultural writer and author Robin is a freelance director, editor punk band the Skids and as a shoots portraits as well as fashion, of several books; he also pens our and cameraman who has embraced film director brings his anarchic travel and advertising images; he is Legend page each month. When we HD DSLR film making. Earlier this spirit to the world of film making. also firmly embracing the world of were granted a rare opportunity to year he won the Bahamas 14 Islands A proponent of convergence, Richard HD DSLR film making. He has interview the Magnum icon Film Challenge and was named by is also founder of Converge, a made several films for advertising Bruce Davidson, it was Peter we movieScope magazine as “one to website that brings together leading clients, so is well placed to put called on for the job. A lengthy watch”. On page 83, Robin explains lights in HD DSLR film making. forward the photographer’s point of conversation between the two men how crowdfunding is being used In our article on convergence and the view in our convergence debate on ensued and you can read Peter’s as a way for creatives to realise their future of photography on page 76, page 76. As well as relating his own interview on page 70. 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  12. 12. 2011 THE DENNIS HOPPER TRUSTJane Fonda (with bow and arrow), 1965.
  13. 13. clickIn search of AmericaDennis Hopper was an actor, film maker, screenwriter, director and artist. From the 1960s hewas a photographer too and carried a camera –bought for him by his first wife Brooke Hayward– wherever he went, from film sets to bars, partiesand political marches. A new book from Taschen,Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967showcases pictures that Hopper took during a Iggy Pop, 1981. the latest photographic news, dreams, themes and schemes. edited by Eleanor O’Kanedecade of revolution and change. Hopper’scultural and political awareness put him at theheart of 1960s’ America. In the book images ofTijuana bullfights and urban street scenes sitalongside portraits of Martin Luther King,Andy Warhol and Tina Turner. Hopper’sphotography appeared on Ike and Tina Turner’s © ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATIONsingle River Deep – Mountain High. The book also contains introductory essaysby art gallery owner Tony Shafrazi and legendaryWest Coast art pioneer Walter Hopps, as well asexcerpts from cultural writer Victor Bockris’sinterviews with some of Hopper’s famous subjects.Hopper’s photography books are sought after: thelimited-run Collector’s Edition of this title, pricedat £900, has already sold out. We also spotted a Lucky 7 $30,000copy of a previous book of Hopper’s work fromthe 1960s – 1712 North Crescent Heights: Dennis A recent retrospective at the AlisonHopper Photographs 1962-1968 – online for Jacques Gallery in London celebrated the£700. At less than £50, this is the chance to savour influence of Robert Mapplethorpe’s workHopper’s photographic legacy for a song. on the rock band Scissor Sisters. Now aDennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967,published by Taschen, priced £44.99, new book published by teNeues has brought together seven contemporary IS UP FOR GRABSISBN: 978-3-8365-2726-2. artists who have chosen pictures by Applications for the 2011 W. Eugene Smith Mapplethorpe that resonate with them. Grant in Humanistic Photography are now Among the seven are David Hockney, Hedi QUOTE OF THE MONTH being received. Deemed the most prestigious Slimane and Cindy Sherman, who have prize in photojournalism, the memorial fund each reviewed Mapplethorpe’s entire body honours the legendary American photo The immortal photographers of work and selected images that convey essayist (see our March issue for more on will be straightforward their own personal relationship with him. For those who know Mapplethorpe only for Eugene Smith). The grant for 2011 is worth $30,000, with an additional $5,000 available photographers, those who his sexually charged and homoerotic for one or more of the finalists deemed do not rely on tricks or images, this book offers new insights. Mapplethorpe X7, published by teNeues, worthy by the judging panel of special recognition. Applications are being accepted special techniques. £50, ISBN: 978-3-8327-9473-6. until 31 May. Philippe Halsman For submission guidelines visit 15
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  15. 15. PP -CLICK - MAY 11/04/2011 17:37 Page 17 Bill Cunningham photographing in the street. Street smart Long before street fashion power couple Scott Schuman and Garance Doré prowled the streets shooting the sartorially elegant, there was Bill Cunningham. Born in 1929, the fashion photographer for the New York Times has photographed New York street fashion for decades, moving around Manhattan on his Schwinn bike. A new independent film from debut director Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York, pays tribute to the octogenarian street photographer and talks to some of those whose style he has documented over the years. At the moment it looks like the film is only FIRST THOUGHT FILMS / ZEITGEIST FILMS playing in the US so we’re patiently awaiting the DVD release. 14% Arts Council England announced its latest funding decisions on 30 March with the cuts of 14% for 2011/12 touching all areas of the arts, including photography. CUT Side Gallery in Newcastle, an independent All together now gallery supporting concerned photography, was one of those to have its The directors of the Little Black Gallery in London have launched funding axed, with the Arts Council stating a crowdfunding appeal to raise £75,000 to finance Dark Room, the that there are too many galleries Obsessions of Bob Carlos Clarke, a film about the work of the Irish dedicated to humanist documentary photographer who died in 2006. Anyone donating at least £100 will be photography in Side’s geographical location; a claim the gallery denies. listed in the credits. More details at Photographic organisations that retained their funding for 2011/12 include The Photographers’ Gallery, Autograph ABP and Photofusion. 17
  16. 16. BP Carson refinery, California.TRIBECA FILM Band of brothers The Bang-Bang Club was a pack of four fearless photojournalists, MITCH EPSTEIN Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, João Silva and Ken Oosterbroek, who documented the harsh and violent conditions inside South Africa’s townships during the early to mid 1990s. The fates of the individuals have been decidedly tragic. In April 1994, just days before the first free elections, Oosterbroek was killed in crossfire. Three months Eyes on the prize later Carter committed suicide and last year Silva had both his legs American photographer and film maker Mitch Epstein has been blown off when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. In 2000 announced as this year’s winner of the Prix Pictet, picking up Marinovich and Silva published an account of their experiences a $100,000 prize in the process. Epstein was selected from a short list and now a film brings their story to the big screen. Starring teen of 12, which included fellow photographers Taryn Simon and heart-throb Ryan Phillippe, we’re hoping the intensity of the story Thomas Struth. Kofi Annan, the honorary president of the Prix isn’t reduced to a rom com with Leicas. Pictet, announced the results at the Passage de Retz gallery in Paris. Growth was the theme of this, the third annual photography prize for environmental sustainability, which aims to search for images that communicate powerful messages of global environmental significance. According to Sir David King, who chaired the judging panel, Epstein’s series American Power was chosen because it delivered a powerful message and met the three criteria of producing a coherent set of images with narrative power, artistic excellence and powerful storytelling. Images from the portfolios of each short-listed artist are being shown around the world during 2011, with the exhibition reaching London in October when images go on display at the Diemar / Noble Photography gallery. For more on Mitch Epstein’s American Power series visit For information about the competition visit He’s electric Billboard greatest hits As if competition wasn’t tough enough The 1995 ‘Hello Boys’ billboard campaign for Wonderbra, shot by Ellen von for photographers, Unwerth and featuring model Eva Herzigová, has been voted by the public as electronic artist Moby the most iconic outdoor advertisement over the past five decades. Other ads has released a book that have entered Campaign of photography to magazine’s Outdoor Hall of coincide with his latest Fame include a 1978/79 album, Destroyed. It features 55 photographs taken by Pretty Polly campaign the artist, who carries a camera with him wherever he featuring an image by John goes. The images will also be on show at an exhibition Swannell and a 2006 Nike at Proud Camden from 18 May until 19 June. The book and campaign featuring accompanying album will be released on 16 May. The book is Nick Georghiou’s portrait published by Damiani, RRP £25. To find out more log on to of Wayne Rooney. or MOBY To see all the advertisements visit 18
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  18. 18. SAMUEL FOSSO, COURTESY OF JEAN MARC PATRAS / GALERIE THURSTON HOPKINS / GETTY IMAGES The cream of the crop The Guernsey Photography Festival is back for its second year, presenting some of the most PAUL TREVOR respected names in photography during the month A young boy on the of June. Martin Parr will be showing work from streets of Everton. Street games. his Small World series, beside the black-and-white photography of Tony-Ray Jones, who documented the British at leisure in the 1960s before his death, Portraits of the past aged just 30. Images from Richard Billingham’s Two new exhibitions featuring historic images by two British photojournalists throw the spotlight 1996 photobook Ray’s a Laugh, which set the bar on the past. Thurston Hopkins at the Getty Images Gallery in London runs until 4 June and for personal photography in Britain, will be on highlights the work of one of Britain’s greatest photographers. As a staffer on Picture Post view as well as new work. Samuel Fosso will magazine, Hopkins captured all walks of life, from actresses to children playing on the street; all exhibit work from both his African Spirits and the images in the exhibition are taken from the Getty Images archive. For more on Thurston Tati series. One of Africa’s most important Hopkins and his wife Grace Robertson, read our profile of the couple in the May 2010 issue. photographers, he is known for his self-portraits, Meanwhile, at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Like you’ve never been away: photographs by in which he borrows the identity of both fictional Paul Trevor features 60 images of children playing among the terraced streets and high-rise flats and real characters. of mid-1970s Liverpool. Despite the fact that Trevor was working in deprived areas, the energetic The Guernsey Photography Festival runs images reveal a positive side to inner-city life. from 1-31 June; all exhibitions are free of charge. Thurston Hopkins, Getty Images Gallery, until 4 June.; Like you’ve never been away: photographs by Paul Trevor, Walker Art Gallery Above: The Chief (the one who sold Africa to the 13 May- 25 September, colonisers) by Samuel Fosso. The French connection THIS MONTH WE’VE MOSTLY BEEN LOOKING AT…. FURTHERMORE France has a long relationship with photography and is home to two of the world’s greatest photo festivals, in Arles and Perpignan in southern France. A new festival, The author of this Photomed, launches on 27 May at blog on photography Sanary-sur-Mer in the south of France and books is a New runs until 19 June. The festival aims to York-based book cover both traditional and emerging dealer. However, photography. The ubiquitous Martin Parr the blog is written is a guest of honour and Turkey will be anonymously honoured with exhibitions of that country’s in order to create © STRATOS KALAFATIS masters and rising stars. discussion rather For more information on the festival visit Le mont than business. Athos, 2009. 21
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  20. 20. PP -DIARY - MAY 12/04/2011 12:59 Page 23 HD Video: We have done the hard work for you this month and chosen our essential To Buy / three photographic exhibitions on show now or coming up soon. For a full list of exhibitions and events visit Rent / Try Rigs CHUMLONG NILKON, COURTESY OF SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2011 Sony World Photography Festival 2011 Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA 020 7845 4600; Festival: 26 April to 1 May Exhibition: 26 April to 22 May The Sony World Photography Festival has come to London. The festival and exhibition at Somerset House features the 10 open category winning Sound images from the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards. The annual competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography and this year Yee Peng. received more than 51,000 submissions from about 50 countries. The six-day festival consists World Photography Organisation website. The overall of seminars, talks, workshops and events. award winner is being announced at a gala ceremony Full programme details can be found on the at the Odeon, Leicester Square on 27 April. Lights Girl with White Paul Graham: Photographs 1981-2006 Face, Tokyo, 1992. Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX 020 7522 7888; Grip 20 April to 19 June A collection of British photographer Paul Graham’s intriguing images are on show at the Whitechapel Gallery. The collection includes more than 100 photographs taken over the 25-year period between 1981 and 2006. Many of the images included are of everyday scenes and experiences from his travels, as well as vivid portrayals of the people that he met. The images on show demonstrate his unique style of documentary Camera photography and showcase his ability to expose the beauty of PAUL GRAHAM commonplace scenes that might normally be overlooked. Paul Graham produced several books documenting his travels in Europe, Japan and America, and some of this work is also included in the collection. and more.. Vera Lutter: Egypt Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE 0207 493 3020; Until 21 May Gagosian Gallery in London presents a collection of work from German IMAGE COURTESY OF GAGOSIAN GALLERY / VERA LUTTER photographer Vera Lutter. Through her Red and Bent pyramids, conceptual approach to the camera Dahshur, April 14 2010. obscura she manages to capture and create dramatic landscapes. Travelling through Egypt in 2010, Lutter experienced This exhibition showcases images from her Egypt suspicion towards her photographic apparatus, as local series, in which she records ancient architecture. law forbids the photographing of certain monuments. Lutter produced these photographs using an empty This led her to choose landscapes and pyramids as her suitcase lined with photosensitive paper, creating a final subjects. Lutter says of her work: “It’s fascinating covert camera obscura. With exposures taking days to me that these enormous buildings have been left or even months to produce, she has chosen to alone and are in a natural state of deterioration within retain the negative image as her final printed work. the magical landscape of the desert.” FOR DAILY UPDATES ON EXHIBITIONS ACROSS THE UK VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WEBSITE
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  22. 22. GOING GAGA This month PP Editor Grant Scott revisits a hot, steamy afternoon their entourage with them, which not only included their own creative director but also an entire film crew from the Bravo TV channel in the US who were making a fly-on-the-wall in the City of London and a documentary series about how Markus and shoot with Lady Gaga that tested Indrani as photographers worked in locations across the world (it’s called Double Exposure and everyone’s patience. you can also track it down on YouTube). This wasn’t a shoot as most photographers would There are times when recognise it, this was a circus with more than 35 you get to photograph a cast members – and Lady Gaga was still to make celebrity before they an appearance. are discovered (I’m The location was a Masonic temple hidden lucky enough to include deep within a hotel just next to Liverpool Street Brad Pitt, Colin Firth railway station. It was a stiflingly hot day and the and Elizabeth Hurley in temple was windowless and airless with a this category); or when temperature racked up by the film crew lights and they have settled into a couple of massive Broncolor lights and their star status after celebrity madness and reflectors. The room was unbearably hot, tempers hysteria have died down (for me this would were definitely getting frayed and no pictures had include Kylie Minogue, David Bowie and Jennifer Aniston). And there are times when you yet been shot. The shoot was meant to begin at 2pm, but by 4pm Lady Gaga was still in “The room was unbearably hot, collide with the full-on celebrity hysteria moment. wardrobe. No one was rushing her and although tempers were definitely getting This was certainly the case when I art-directed the location had a penalty clause for overtime shoots for Jason Donovan (please sign that the rental which began at 6pm and which no one frayed and no pictures had images taken will not be turned into duvet covers), Posh Spice (please sign that the images seemed keen to pay, we were all being patient with Gaga’s creative needs. yet been shot. The shoot was will not appear on anything), McFly (we own Meanwhile Markus and Indrani were checking meant to begin at 2pm, but your pictures, err... no you don’t) and Lady Gaga. By the time I came to be on the Lady Gaga out potential setups, with Indrani taking the role of Gaga while Markus captured her poses with his by 4pm Lady Gaga was still shoot complete with the ‘Haus of Gaga’, in Mamiya RZ67/Leaf back setup, with a handle in wardrobe.” Grant Scott London in 2009, I thought I had seen and hand carved from a mammoth’s tusk! experienced pretty much everything on a celebrity When Indrani was not creating poses she was to put in some creative energy and be filmed by shoot (I once spent 24 hours with Janet Jackson, running around capturing possible angles with her Bravo, but my better judgment was telling me to her caterer, florist etc etc to get three shots in a cheap point-and-shoot. Whether or not this keep a very low profile. studio in Los Angeles, for goodness sake, but process usually worked for them I was not sure Finally Lady Gaga entered the dark-panelled that’s another story for another time). But how but the air on the Gaga shoot was crackling with chamber room teetering on impossibly high wrong I was. creative disagreement. Markus and Indrani were ‘Hello Kitty’ heels wrapped in white fishnets and The concept for the shoot was that Gaga was to not seeing eye-to-eye on anything and the wearing a black rubber bikini, leather jacket and be shot dressed in ‘stuff ’ made from the Japanese situation between them was getting worse and fake eyelashes and eye covers. The assembled, toy ‘Hello Kitty’ as part of the 35th anniversary being recorded by the Bravo team – every overheated crowd cooed in admiration, of course.MARKUS KLINKO / INDRANI celebrations of the cartoon character, as well as glowering look and harsh comment. Markus let out the first of his many “Gaga, you’re in a series of suitably bizarre outfits for the Throughout all of this I was sitting in the so HOT” in his heavily accented Swiss-German photographers’ own project. The photographers background surrounded by miniature bottles of accent and we were off as the team carefully were Markus Klinko and Indrani, who had flown water trying to keep hydrated, unsure whether or positioned Gaga 12ft in the air on a narrow in from Los Angeles for the shoot and brought not to get involved. I’d been asked to come along marble ledge clinging to a Masonic column. 25
  23. 23. MARKUS KLINKO / INDRANIMarkus started shooting and Indrani moved intothe background. Gaga made shapes and Markuscontinued to inform her she was “so HOT” as therest of us boiled. Markus got the shots he wantedin no time and Gaga was slowly lowered down aless than fabulous ladder and manoeuvred (shecould hardly see due to the eye make-up or walkdue to the shoes) back to wardrobe to be preparedfor the next shot. The Bravo team immediately “By this stage the heat was truly unbearable for the crew,moved in on Markus and Indrani to get their takeon the take. They both agreed that Lady Gaga was but Markus kept up his rallying cry to Gaga of “you’re so HOT”an icon and a phenomenon, and I’m sure I heardthe Virgin Mary referenced at one point. and we all agreed.” Grant Scott With the first shot in the bag the tensionbetween Markus and Indrani softened a little and on a Masonic throne. For each shot Markus and begin but not before I was interrogated by Bravothankfully, before we all passed out with heat Indrani’s crew had carefully rolled the vast about the shoot, the photographers and howexhaustion, Lady Gaga returned to the chamber. Broncolor umbrella in front of Gaga for a very lucky we were to be graced by the talent thatThis time she was wearing black fishnets, a simple lighting setup. As this was to be the was Lady Gaga. I did my best to answer thesequined ‘Miss Kitty’ bum bag (which she last setup, the lighting stayed the same for a questions but may have fallen a little short ofdescribed as a ‘fanny purse’!) and a sequined full-length in the coat and close-up with a the praise required for all concerned to avoid theoystershell bikini top with matching eye mask. huge red bow placed on her head. By this stage cutting-room floor.Markus screamed out that she looked “so HOT” the heat was truly unbearable for the crew, but Shortly after the shoot the finances of Markusand we were off again with Gaga throwing even Markus kept up his rallying cry to Gaga of and Indrani were called into question by creditorsmore dramatic shapes next to another column but “you’re so HOT” and we all agreed. The overtime and they briefly went their own way. Today theywithout the need to climb a ladder this time. deadline was just passed but with the last shot are back working together. Me? I escaped into theJust as with the first shot both Markus and Gaga completed an end was in sight. grubby, hot air of Liverpool Street, happywere quickly convinced they had the shot in the The moment the wrap was called the Bravo that the whole experience was over. I still wonderbag and Bravo moved in again for more comment. team moved in again, interviewing Markus and whatever happened to Lady Gaga. PP Next up was a floor-length (and longer) coat Indrani together and apart. Everybody wasmade up of ‘Hello Kitty’ dolls, with Gaga seated now friends and the creative comedown could GO ONLINE FOR MORE EXCLUSIVE TALES FROM THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY, VISIT WWW.PROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPHER.CO.UK26
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  25. 25. PP -Podcast - MAY 11/04/2011 15:23 Page 28 podcast ON YOUR WAVELENGTH Every month we record a free-to-download podcast in which we discuss, debate and talk around a subject featured in the magazine. We post them on our website and you can subscribe for free and download them via iTunes. So if you haven’t listened in yet it’s time to join us online. THIS MONTH’S PODCAST March Issue and photojournalist Peter Dench to discuss the May Issue THE PERSONAL PROJECT SPECIAL importance of learning from the masters, and CONVERGENCE AND THE FUTURE The team grapple with the importance of creating debate the point at which they believe a OF PHOTOGRAPHY personal projects for sustaining and developing photographer becomes an icon. PP Editor Grant Scott and deputy editor a photographer’s career. Should a photographer Eleanor O’Kane are joined by regular columnist approach the project in the same way as a December Issue and photojournalist Peter Dench to discuss commission or adopt a different tack? They look PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS the impact of HD DSLR film making on the at photographers who have got it right and ask if Grant Scott is joined by Eleanor O’Kane and world of professional photography. With many there are too many introspective projects. photographer Peter Dench to discuss the world of photographers now being asked to shoot video, competitions, the contentious Taylor Wessing the team focuses on areas that are posing February Issue Photographic Portrait Prize and whether there is problems for some stills photographers, such THE BUSINESS SPECIAL such a thing as a formula for winning. as narrative, recording sound and the editing The regular podcast team talk tax, finance and process. They also examine how the industry marketing. They ponder whether possessing November Issue at large is reacting to the new challenges and business and photography skills go hand in SEXY OR SEXIST? increased workloads that shooting video brings. hand, discuss potential areas where seeking Grant Scott, Eleanor O’Kane and Peter Dench professional advice could reap rewards and ask discuss an issue that often crops up in the AND THOSE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED… if current photography students are aware of industry: why some images are seen as sexy April Issue the importance of business skills when choosing while others are labelled sexist. Does it depend GETTING YOUR WORK EXHIBITED a career as a professional photographer. on context or are there other factors at play? The regular PP podcast team discuss the world of exhibitions. As curator and exhibitor January Issue You can subscribe for free and download the respectively, Grant and Peter share their ICONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY podcasts from iTunes by typing professional experiences and the team discuss the right PP Editor Grant Scott and deputy editor photographer into the search tab or listen via way to make an exhibition of yourself. Eleanor O’Kane are joined by regular columnist PP 28
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  27. 27. dispatches Clive Booth tales from the frontline of professional photography This month: As a photographer I have become used to being in control of everything I shoot – the still image and all it involves, from digital capture, to editing, Clive sits down to edit his post-production and printing. Of course, there are times when the post is outsourced, depending London Fashion Week on the type and complexity of the shoot. But for the most part my pictures are all mine. footage and finds that what It’s both incredibly hard and at the same time can take just a few hours to easy. Having shot the pictures I then strive to develop a look, feel, atmosphere or sometimes shoot requires rather more an emotion, and it’s all at my fingertips under one roof without interruption or interference. time in the editing suite. The photographer’s life can be a lonely one at times and yet I love the solitude and silence while immersing myself in the calm waters of the As I sit and trawl through five hours of digital darkroom; to relive the shoot, working my HD DSLR footage from London Fashion Week way through every frame and then finding that in February, attempting a first edit, colour special something which distinguishes one coding my favourite shots and putting them snapshot in time from the next. Shooting stills is into some kind of order, I find myself CLIVE BOOTH all about the captured moment and as such our pondering the crossovers between the energy and attention are focused on the minutiae still and moving image. within that moment: the location, direction and30
  28. 28. “It is precisely because of the huge amount of energy we expend on a single frame, along with the video capabilities of our hardware, that many of us are now turning to the moving image.” Clive BoothAbove: Model cards backstage, Canon EOS-1D MkIV,85mm f/1.2. Right: Model in make-up, 1D MkIV, 100mmf/2.8. Far right: Wardrobe detail, 1D MkIV, 85mm f/1.2.Opposite page: Runthrough, 1D MkIV, 135mm f/2.type of light in combination with a subtle facialexpression, a nuance, eye contact, the shape of thebody or the simple movement of a hand.It’s instinctive and yet takes a huge amount ofsensitivity and practice, not to mention theexperience gained from many previous mistakes, And just because our pictures move doesn’t when it is well-practised, the viewer can becomebefore one can reach a point where this process mean they are going to move our audience. so engaged that we aren’t even aware of theireven nears feeling comfortable. My latest shoot at London Fashion Week was input. And as I rush from Oxford Circus tube, It is precisely because of the huge amount of reportage and not scripted; no storyboard, just a hard drive in hand, just a day after completingenergy we expend on a single frame, along with documentary, a moving record of what I saw. shooting at Somerset House, it is the editor whomthe video capabilities of our hardware, that many My first edit of selected shots is completed, and I I am meeting at Therapy Films in Soho.of us are now turning to the moving image. If we am not sitting in the cosy, familiar comfort of my Since 2008 when I first shot HD DSLR,put this much effort into one frame then surely own home but teetering on the precipice about to I’ve worked with several editors and each haswe can work wonders when we have 25 per fall into the unknown. Putting it another way, I’m brought something new to my work. While I likesecond to play with? Maybe, but it’s going to taking a leap of faith and placing my work in the the thought of being able to edit at home, much inmean facing a word that strikes horror into some hands of another. The work of the editor is the same way as I do with stills, the comparisonand signals a challenge in others: change. sometimes referred to as the invisible art, because ends there. Editing is a profession and as such 31