“Often I pretended to a cameraman to know less than I did. That way I got more cooperation.” Happy Birthday, Ida Lupino! Writer, director, producer, & star!
Surrealism inspired photo-series by Scotty Welbourne (1941).
Some of you know about my Substack newsletter, and I am very grateful for those of you who read my sporadic updates. In a bid to be more regular, I recently (as in December 2021) activated the membership option. It’s basically Patreon, but not Patreon (is Patreon preferred? Let me know if so). This will enable me to keep the newsletter free, while enabling me to fund my research. The first piece is on Maar and Oppenheim’s (Em)body(ing) Art. More to follow shortly!
A titan of rock photography, the great Mick Rock, has passed away. He captured so many iconic images of my favourite musicians over the years. Here of some favourites of Debbie Harry. R.I.P. Mick.
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Cinemas may be closed but drive-ins are booming. In May, I wrote about the magic of drive-in cinemas for Magnum Photos:
For Magnum Photos I wrote about W. Eugene’s Smith moving photographs of Charlie Chaplin as he made Limelight (1952), the most personal film of his career:
I wrote about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s evocative dance photographs for Magnum Photos: