Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Rangefinder Forum > Photography General Interest

Photography General Interest Neat Photo stuff NOT particularly about Rangefinders.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Exhibits: James Natchwey
Old 03-28-2007   #1
amateriat
We're all light!
 
amateriat's Avatar
 
amateriat is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 58
Posts: 4,316
Exhibits: James Natchwey

Often amazing, though sometimes tough to look at:

http://tinyurl.com/34gltr

But utterly worthwhile.


- Barrett
__________________

"Print 'em both, kid." -
Frank "Cancie" Cancellare, to a UPI courier, after tossing a 20-exposure roll of film to him.

Here, a Gallery.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #2
peter_n
~
 
peter_n's Avatar
 
peter_n is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 8,775
Yes indeed, and that is an excellent article too. I'm going to see this exhibit next month if I can.
__________________
_
~Peter

My RFF Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #3
Rafael
Mandlerian
 
Rafael's Avatar
 
Rafael is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,280
Thanks for the link Barrett. I only wish I could get to NY in time to see the exhibit. For several years now I have been hoping to get the opportunity to see an exhibit of Nachtwey's work. To my mind, he is one of the most expressive photographers working today.
__________________
~ Marc ~
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #4
Biggles
My cup runneth amok.
 
Biggles's Avatar
 
Biggles is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: On a dead-end street in Fist City
Posts: 673
Link requires registration. Can't read it.

Is there a link to the exhibit hall's site?
__________________
Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #5
amateriat
We're all light!
 
amateriat's Avatar
 
amateriat is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 58
Posts: 4,316
Biggles: Try this link:

http://tinyurl.com/3c3bdq


- Barrett
__________________

"Print 'em both, kid." -
Frank "Cancie" Cancellare, to a UPI courier, after tossing a 20-exposure roll of film to him.

Here, a Gallery.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #6
Biggles
My cup runneth amok.
 
Biggles's Avatar
 
Biggles is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: On a dead-end street in Fist City
Posts: 673
That one works. Thank you, sir.
__________________
Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #7
scottgee1
RF renegade
 
scottgee1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by amateriat
Often amazing, though sometimes tough to look at:

http://tinyurl.com/34gltr

But utterly worthwhile.


- Barrett
I don't know if I could handle a Natchwey exhibit in person.

A couple people at the 'show' on the "War Photographer" DVD are weeping as they look at some of the images. I had to shut his book Inferno numerous times as I went through it.

That move title is a misnomer, BTW. He considers himself an 'anti-war' photographer.

For those who haven't seen the film, I highly recommend it if you want to see how he works. One thing that struck me is that he never uses a telephoto. Most of his work is done with a WA zoom so you get a sense of being present in some rather terrifying situations.

YMMV/ScottGee1
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1058'>My Gallery</a>

Last edited by scottgee1 : 03-29-2007 at 10:41.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #8
nksyoon
Registered User
 
nksyoon's Avatar
 
nksyoon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 1,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottgee1
I had to shut his book Inferno numerous times as I went through it.
This is how I deal with it as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottgee1
One thing that struck me is that he never uses a telephoto. Most of his work is done with a WA zoom so you get a sense of being present in some rather terrifying situations.
It seemed to me from the film that he uses a 17-35/2.8 zoom and a 50/1.4.

A couple of weekends ago, I attended a talk given by Christian Frei, the guy who made "War Photographer" with Nachtwey.

According to him, the story on the Indonesian family living between the railway tracks only happened because there wasn't much going on during the Indonesian election campaign which was why Nachtwey was in Jakarta. They decided rather than stay in the hotel waiting for something to happen, they would go and look for a story.

Some photos from the talk:





__________________
Nick

My Website
My Blurb Books
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #9
Harry Lime
Practitioner
 
Harry Lime's Avatar
 
Harry Lime is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by nksyoon
This is how I deal with it as well.


It seemed to me from the film that he uses a 17-35/2.8 zoom and a 50/1.4.
Does that zoom work on a full frame film camera? I did notice the 1.4/24, 1.8/28 and maybe the 1.4/35 or 20mm. But it is nice to see that someone still shooting with a 50 on an SLR...


Quote:
A couple of weekends ago, I attended a talk given by Christian Frei, the guy who made "War Photographer" with Nachtwey.
Where was this exhibit?

Quote:
According to him, the story on the Indonesian family living between the railway tracks only happened because there wasn't much going on during the Indonesian election campaign which was why Nachtwey was in Jakarta. They decided rather than stay in the hotel waiting for something to happen, they would go and look for a story.
That's great.


I got to meet Nachtwey last year at the VII Photo seminar. Nothing much; a handshake and a few words exchanged, as he signed my copy of 'Inferno'.

To say that he's an interesting guy is an understatement. Very polite, cool as a cucumber, but there is no doubt about who is in charge. I really got the feeling that he hates having his a** kissed and being put on a pedestal. As Frei said, in some ways he's a victim of his own success.

Last edited by Harry Lime : 03-29-2007 at 12:11.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-29-2007   #10
nksyoon
Registered User
 
nksyoon's Avatar
 
nksyoon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 1,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Does that zoom work on a full frame film camera?
That's a Canon EF 17-35/2.8L which is 2 generations removed from the latest recently announced EF16-35/2.8 L II.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Where was this exhibit?
The Seedamm Kulturzentrum in Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland: "AUGENZEUGEN – Bilder von Krieg, Globalität & Blogs" (Eyewitness - images of war, globalization and blogs)

www.seedamm-kultur.ch/Ausstellung_akt.html (sorry, German only).

Here's a picture of Frei with the video rig used for the film. The backpack has 2 DV recorders packed in foam with cutouts. I don't know if they were recording in parallel with one as a backup or if it would switch recorders when a tape finished. The image you see on the monitor behind Frei is a live feed from the forward facing microcamera mounted on the Canon EOS1.

__________________
Nick

My Website
My Blurb Books

Last edited by nksyoon : 03-29-2007 at 13:07.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #11
Harry Lime
Practitioner
 
Harry Lime's Avatar
 
Harry Lime is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,587
very interesting. I always was curious to see what was in that bag.

thanks,

HL
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #12
Harry Lime
Practitioner
 
Harry Lime's Avatar
 
Harry Lime is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by nksyoon


Good thing I speak German...



Danke,

HL
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #13
scottgee1
RF renegade
 
scottgee1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 568
Nick, I meant to compliment your pix. Good captures of a relatively static situation and good light balance as well. Did you filter on camera or custom WB or 'fix' during scanning or . . . ?

ScottGee1
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1058'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #14
nksyoon
Registered User
 
nksyoon's Avatar
 
nksyoon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 1,197
Scott, thanks for the comments. They were taken in raw, with auto WB on the Canon 5D. I did a little manual WB adjustment in Photoshop CS3 raw conversion.
__________________
Nick

My Website
My Blurb Books
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #15
scottgee1
RF renegade
 
scottgee1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 568
Ah, so it was NOT the camera featured in your avatar portrait!

One thing I do like about digital is having the ability to control color balance in most lighting situations. Back in the old days when I was shooting slides under all kinds of lighting . . . well, yuck, no fun.

Still don't trust AWB. Whenever I can I custom balance to my ExpoDisc then I can easily tweak (if necessary!) in post-production.

And now, back on topic . . .

Wonder if Natchwey still shoots B&W film? Last I heard he was shooting Tri-X AND digital.

ScottGee1
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1058'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-30-2007   #16
nksyoon
Registered User
 
nksyoon's Avatar
 
nksyoon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 1,197
Here's a post from David Alan Harvey's blog about the opening of Nachtwey's "Sacrifice" exhibition in New York.

http://davidalanharvey.typepad.com/f...nachtwey_.html

Home page of Harvey's blog: http://p10.hostingprod.com/@davidala...com/index.html
__________________
Nick

My Website
My Blurb Books
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-31-2007   #17
Pherdinand
5000 & call it a day!
 
Pherdinand's Avatar
 
Pherdinand is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: er gaat niets boven groningen.
Age: 37
Posts: 7,100
If nybody's interested...there's a Nachtwey exhibition at FOAM Amsterdam (Keizersgracht 609?)...since yesterday. I think i go there tomorrow to see it.
__________________
Happy New Year, Happy New Continent!
eye contact eye
My RFF Foolery
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-31-2007   #18
peter_n
~
 
peter_n's Avatar
 
peter_n is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 8,775
Nick, thank you for the links. The discussion with Koudelka about the current HCB exhibit at the ICA was also interesting.
__________________
_
~Peter

My RFF Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-31-2007   #19
ray_g
&gt;
 
ray_g's Avatar
 
ray_g is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: CT & NYC
Age: 47
Posts: 2,737
Mmm... One could really make a day of this. HCB in the morning, Nacthwey in the afternoon, and Koudelka's signing in the evening.
__________________
Ray


  Reply With Quote

Old 03-31-2007   #20
peter_n
~
 
peter_n's Avatar
 
peter_n is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 8,775
I'm going to be there in a couple of weeks to meet up with a schoolboy chum from England. Graham & fam in the morning, HCB/Munkacsi & Nachtwey in the afternoon. I think the Koudelka book opening might be a bit of a zoo...
__________________
_
~Peter

My RFF Gallery
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhibits: Henry Wessel amateriat Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 03-07-2007 07:01
Photo exhibits in LA? LazyHammock Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 07-25-2006 09:02
James Dean VictorM. Canon RF 4 02-28-2006 20:01
My 50 1.8 exhibits flare markbrennan Canon RF 7 12-01-2005 12:22



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:46.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.