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maciekda 11-09-2004 09:19 PM

Alex Webb
 
heyah,
since it is so quiet here I will tell you who is one of my favourite photographers....
Who? Alex Webb, a guy from Magnum. I just love his photos, those unbeliveable compositions, those pictures with people scattered all over the frame... the light, colors, different special mood, bold crops in the foreground... all those decisive moments...
so make sure you know his photographs, you can find some of them <a href="http://www.magnumphotos.com/c/htm/TreePf_MAG.aspx?ID=WEA">in Magnum</a>.
enjoy and learn ;)

RandomCameraGuy 11-09-2004 10:37 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
excellent stuff. I especially like how he plays with shadow. I'm very much influenced by this sort of high contrast work these days (see my Vancouver Urban series). Unfortunately, with all the rainy days, I'm not getting a chance to practice it.

Thanks for sharing!

Luko 11-09-2004 11:04 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
Some years ago a french photo magazine issued a 4 pages interview with Alex Webb, he analyzed his special style by the fact he started first hand as a BW photographer and only then moved to color.

This is why you'll notice a strong stress on playing with light and contrast plus a special care about the decisive instant, which are mostly BW photographers play. These complementary approaches have led to consider Webb either like a complete photographer or like a mutant : imagine the compo boldness of Larry Towell linked with the eye of McCurry for color.

Unfortunelatly this is very difficult to find his books, I haven't seen any of his monographies published in France for instance.

maciekda 11-09-2004 11:11 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
yes, one thing I forgot to mention are shadows and the way he plays with the light. in many of his pictures there are huge completely dark areas and then there are some eyes, legs elbows visible only... or we can only see a silouette of a person in the foreground and lots of colors and stuff in the background.. very original photography

MKING 11-10-2004 12:59 AM

Re: Alex Webb
 
Those are some very crazy compositions, he's put heads where I'd never conceive of...

Great link Maciek

clodreno 11-10-2004 06:24 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
my favorite one is Marc Riboud,

he is getting old but stiil makes nice iumages..
one of my favorite pictures
http://plante.paul.free.fr/photogr_fr/photogr_fr_r/riboud.htm

clodreno 11-10-2004 06:26 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
this site isn't bad either...

<a href="http://www.http://www.skjstudio.com/riboud/" target="_blank">Marc Riboud</a>

clodreno 11-10-2004 06:28 PM

Re: Alex Webb
 
<a href="http://www.skjstudio.com/riboud/" target="_blank">Marc Riboud</a>

sorry about the broken link....

maciekda 11-10-2004 08:32 PM

dynamic range
 
look at <a href="http://www.magnumphotos.com/c/htm/CDocZ_MAG.aspx?Stat=DocZoom_DocZoom&&E=2K7O3RBIMD6 X&DT=ALB&Pass=&Total=58&Pic=9&o=UY5">this picture</a>. it is a great picture, would be perfect if the man in the house was not exactly the boy in white and blue shirt...
but what amazes me here is dynamic range here, we can see lots of details in shadows, and the sky which is bright is not overexposed at all... with my digital Canon i wouldn't achieve it - the sky or details in shadows would be gone...
what is the secret? film? camera? special metering?

maciekda 11-10-2004 08:33 PM

Re: dynamic range
 
would be perfect if the man in the house was not exactly BEHIND the boy in white and blue shirt


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