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Photogs / Photo Exhibits This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."

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Old 03-13-2014   #1
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I was trying to find a specific photograph from an old and well remembered RFF photographer recently, a gallery regular back in the day and possibly one of my personal favourite photographers. Whilst searching I came across his website and thought I'd post a link here.

Perhaps there are other members who have disappeared whose pictures and/or philosophy touched you that you have rediscovered somewhere else that you may like to post a link to.

When I first joined RFF in 2006 David was an inspiration through his pictures, his outlook and his sheer enjoyment for sharing our shared passion of photography.

www.beniliam.com

I hope those of you who don't know David enjoy his pictures as much as I do, in my opinion he's very talented.
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Simon, thanks for the reminder, in the same way David was a favourite of mine, I aspired to take photos that had so much emotional appeal. I just had a quick look around his website, his was is brilliant.
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David Beniliam and Vladimir Nachkebia. Both gifted and very young (back then). Hope they are doing great in whatever path they are pursuing.

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David Beniliam and Vincent Benoit (no photos on the web?) - fantastic stuff. I always liked Taffer's photos and blog too.

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Vladmir Nachkebia is another one, thanks for the reminder Alkis.

Richard, looking through David's website reminded me of what I've lost in the last two years or so. The joy for me is the passion and humanity that photography can capture, hopefully it was a timely visit by me, just in time to reinvigorate!
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If I remember, David had to stop posting because of a law suit (?) or something over an image.
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David Beniliam and Vincent Benoit (no photos on the web?) - fantastic stuff. I always liked Taffer's photos and blog too.

http://singlecoated.blogspot.co.uk/
I miss too seeing Vincent's work, although he never really was a fan of posting on the web, feeling that the images reproduced poorly on screen. I had the pleasure of of meeting and shooting with him a few times and greatly admired his technique. I found him a photographer of rare ability/vision and his wet prints were stunning.

He does have a few shots on a Tumblr site http://vincentbenoit.tumblr.com/ but I don't really think it's representative of his work overall.

I believe he has now moved from Edinburgh back to France.

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If I remember, David had to stop posting because of a law suit (?) or something over an image.
Yikes. I had no idea why he stopped posting but that sounds like an unpleasant situation.
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I miss too seeing Vincent's work, although he never really was a fan of posting on the web, feeling that the images reproduced poorly on screen. I had the pleasure of of meeting and shooting with him a few times and greatly admired his technique. I found him a photographer of rare ability/vision and his wet prints were stunning.

He does have a few shots on a Tumblr site http://vincentbenoit.tumblr.com/ but I don't really think it's representative of his work overall.

I believe he has now moved from Edinburgh back to France.

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I'm not familiar with Vincent's pictures so I'm pleased to get, what sounds like a rare, opportunity. Thanks Bob.
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Yummy yummy Tres Fab Work ...Subline !
I remember seeing Vincent's work and am Quite pleased to now ind David's

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Many thanks, Simon. What a brilliant photographer David is. I'm in the process of following up the others too.
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i thought it was something about a change in the law and he was afraid of a lawsuit...
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i thought it was something about a change in the law and he was afraid of a lawsuit...

Was it over an image he posted here Joe, or on his own website?
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Was it over an image he posted here Joe, or on his own website?
i'm fuzzy on the details…i thought the law changed and he was afraid to post pics on the net...
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A large thanks to Simon for jogging the old memory banks. I agree with Benilliam and Benoit and Taffer. I also remember Nico and Max and their photos. We have had brilliant posters and still have a lot of excellence presently including all the ones who have responded here.
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A large thanks to Simon for jogging the old memory banks. I agree with Benilliam and Benoit and Taffer. I also remember Nico and Max and their photos. We have had brilliant posters and still have a lot of excellence presently including all the ones who have responded here.
Thanks to everyone.
I was lucky enough to meet Nico during the EuroMeet in Florence a few years back and have a good chat about photography and influences etc over a bowl of tripe (recommended by Nico) in tomato sauce - I enjoyed the chat...

I'm not sure I ever came across Max...anyone have a link or info for him?
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I was trying to find a specific photograph from an old and well remembered RFF photographer recently, a gallery regular back in the day and possibly one of my personal favourite photographers. Whilst searching I came across his website and thought I'd post a link here.

Perhaps there are other members who have disappeared whose pictures and/or philosophy touched you that you have rediscovered somewhere else that you may like to post a link to.

When I first joined RFF in 2006 David was an inspiration through his pictures, his outlook and his sheer enjoyment for sharing our shared passion of photography.

www.beniliam.com

I hope those of you who don't know David enjoy his pictures as much as I do, in my opinion he's very talented.
Thanks for the link. There are some wonderful (and timeless) photos in there. Being relatively new here, I never knew of him, but it's a shame if he never visits.
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Simon, try Flickr Massimiliano Mortillaro, He seldom posts here anymore but once in a while he'll post comments but rarely pictures. He uses the name Darkavenger here at RFF.
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it's not uncommon for members to come and go.
i honestly try not to think about it too much…i tend to miss some and i don't care for how that feels.
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Simon, try Flickr Massimiliano Mortillaro, He seldom posts here anymore but once in a while he'll post comments but rarely pictures. He uses the name Darkkavenger here at RFF.
Thanks Tony, I'll go and have a look. Though now you mention DarkAvenger I do remember seeing the name before.
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it's not uncommon for members to come and go.
i honestly try not to think about it too much…i tend to miss some and i don't care for how that feels.
Perfectly natural I suppose and I guess that we each have those that we'd miss a little and others that leave less impact on us.

Another, for me, would be Jon Claremont. Crotchety and abrasive when he wanted but a real driving force for the gallery here. Of course his reason for leaving was unfortunately not of his choosing.
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Hey all, I’ve just been busy with work & growing kids, I’m now getting to the point where I may start using again my Contax IIIa :-) thanks for the nice comments.
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Hey all, I’ve just been busy with work & growing kids, I’m now getting to the point where I may start using again my Contax IIIa :-) thanks for the nice comments.

Haha, great to see you here again. Hope you're treating life well!


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Yanidel's street photos from Paris were enjoying to watch, it was decade or so ago.
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I used to follow him. He moved to Argentina. Still doing street photography but not on as many sites as before.
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And Koolzakukumba: great photos in the Gallery. He’s ‘busy’ with the Online Darkroom - but obviously busy with something else too.
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To add to the list, Tom A, Roger Hicks, Al Kaplan and Eric Hill. all left RFF for reasons not of their volition.

…. and Stewart (sparrow) .
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Some of his threads continue to attract contributions.
He was very much part of our active Manchester (UK) crowd back in the day along with Noel (Xmas) .
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i even Miss ‘NB23’ / Ned who was s always so nasty and mean to me ,
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