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#1 scottnilsson

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 23:17

Truly superb series on one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century - grab a carafe of merlot or pinot noir (or a liter or two of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier), or some espresso, it's a 9-part series... all so worthwhile.

Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

He shot my ex-(former) mother-in-law, early supermodel Dorian Leigh, in the late-40s and early-50s... and his work covers an extraordinary depth and breadth of mid-to-late 20th century portraiture as well as high fashion photography.

Hundreds of stunning shots (and great vid interviews) - you won't be disappointed...


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:08

I have just watched the whole film (all nine parts of it).

The film is truly awesome: Richard Avedon's brilliant and sensitive photography, and the man himself, are inspiring, fascinating, moving and thought-provoking. Every aspiring photographer simply HAS to watch this film.

Thank you so much for posting the Link.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:35

I have just watched the whole film (all nine parts of it).

The film is truly awesome: Richard Avedon's brilliant and sensitive photography, and the man himself, are inspiring, fascinating, moving and thought-provoking. Every aspiring photographer simply HAS to watch this film.

Thank you so much for posting the Link.


So glad you enjoyed it, Ann - I shared your reaction.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative Sunday, mlle.

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(loved, "He (Avedon, of Natasha Kinski with Natasha Kinski) got to her ear, and kissed her, and Dick got the picture, and I was crying - and kissed her, and I was crying..." "She rose to the moment, the snake rose to the moment, I rose to the moment - and it was one of those absolutely magical things that happen when nothing you plan can equal the random..." Avedon put the sublime image on a poster, and sold 2-million+ copies.)

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:24

Avedon's snake photograph truly is "a magical thing" — everything about it — and, for me, it's one of the most memorable photographs of all time.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:58

Thanks for the link Scott - first I didn't read your post properly and watched the first one - then found out there is 8 more! I'm certainly going to enjoy that - amazing work.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 18:46

Thanks for the link Scott - first I didn't read your post properly and watched the first one - then found out there is 8 more! I'm certainly going to enjoy that - amazing work.


You're most welcome, Lars - so glad you enjoyed the first one so much (and I am running them more than once, as I listen - and peek while I'm editing)... I share your regard (and Ann's) for Avedon's work - it's an astonishing body of accomplishment over a lifetime. This summer, I can take time to truly watch the whole 9-part series with no distractions. There are a few other photographers and a lot of visual artists covered in other segments from PBS' The American Masters series as well - I'll post more as I get to them.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 21:28

Really worth it!!!

thanks for sharing it

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 23:05

Really worth it!!! thanks for sharing it


You're most welcome, Armando.

Must say, my wife and I love your city (and country). We visited Guadalajara for 10-days at Christmas about five years ago, and totally fell in love with the city, the people and many of the surrounding communities (several museums... dozens of beautiful churches and cathedrals - both in Guadalajara and the small, surrounding towns... Lake Chapala... the Ruby mines - with a group of a miners in a pickup truck... some géisers... I've been telling people ever since that Guadalajara is the must-visit city in México. We talked several times about moving there.

Con mis mejores deseos!


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