Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept

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‘Helmut Newton finally saw Cartier-Bresson again last year, when Vanity Fair asked Cartier-Bresson to shoot a portrait of Newton for a portfolio by photographers older than 80. Cartier-Bresson invited Newton and his wife, June (known by her nom de camera, Alice Springs), for lunch at his flat in the rue de Rivoli. (‘It was delicious. Henri has the most marvellous …

What is Street Photography?

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I have an ongoing project to digitise my film archives, which has been a bit interrupted by the MA. So a 2019 resolution is to make more progress on the task. On New Year’s Day, I posted the image in the header, ‘Drivers‘. It was taken in October, 1972, at Warkworth, Northumberland, using a Praktica Nova 1B (the first real …