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Old 11-09-2004, 09:19 PM
maciekda maciekda is offline
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Default 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 in Magnum.
enjoy and learn ;)
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:37 PM
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Default 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!
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:04 PM
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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.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:11 PM
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Default 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
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: Alex Webb

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

Great link Maciek
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:24 PM
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Default 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
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Alex Webb

this site isn't bad either...

Marc Riboud
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:28 PM
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Marc Riboud

sorry about the broken link....
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:32 PM
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Default dynamic range

look at this picture. 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?
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:33 PM
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would be perfect if the man in the house was not exactly BEHIND the boy in white and blue shirt
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