Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Robert Frank : Hmm.....

One of the things in the video on Robert Frank that I found interesting, was the short clip where he was asked if he wanted to go site-seeing while he was in Paris. His response was to say "That's not my style".

So, lets talk about his style.

His photography was, to put it kindly, not exactly the best when it came to quality of print / lighting. A good portion of them seem to be a bit fuzzy, possibly out of focus, and in a lot of cases, the exact subject of the image isn't quickly discernible. The subject was often to the side and oddly lit and almost seemingly an accident.

And yet the work that he did for "The Americans" is renowned as some of his best work.
Makes you wonder WHY doesn't it?

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