Fantastic exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. This show is a selection if press images looking at the equal rights movement and the end of colonialism.
Some images are shocking, but all are stunningly taken.
I spent this morning at the “Cairo to Constantinople” at the Buckingham Palace Queen’s Gallery – a fascinating collection of images from the Prince of Wales’ Royal Tour of 1862. Most images were taken by the Victorian landscape photographer Frances Bedford.
The tour started in Cairo, headed to Aswan, back up the Nile via many of the most famous Pharonic and Roman Egyptian sites and Ottoman Empire sites, through modern day Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Turkey and Greece.
My favourites are those that remind me most of my tour with On the Go a few years ago.
Please note, all images are © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.
A catalogue is available at: http://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/cairo-to-constantinople-francis-bedford-s-photographs-of-the-middle-east.html
Excellent programme on TV3 Rhône last night about colouring WW1 35mm film.
A genuinely interesting method. Tge image luminance is known. So rather than using the RGB colourspace of Photoshop/Gimp, they use an ITU-R BT.709 colourspace. They keep the luminance signal and generate the 2 colour difference signals, Cr and Cb.
This makes a lot of sense. The colours were very lifelike and the techniques worked for motion pictures.
Some stunning reaction shots here, beautifully lit in a studio. Wonder how he talked people into it.
Last night I got the chance to see two fantastic photography documentaries at the Riverside Studios cinema in Hammersmith.
The Mexican Suitcase
For years the International Centre of Photography knew that a box of negatives had escaped from the Spanish Civil War. The box contained the negatives of legendary photojournalists Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and Gerda Taro.
This film investigates the story of the losing Republican soldiers, their escape from Franco and their move to Mexico.
Some stunning B&W Phootjournalism is on display.
Finding Vivian Maier
This is a film about a young man who bought a box of 150,000 negatives. The images turn out to be amongst the best American street photography ever seen.
Maier, a dark, highly introverted character took some fantastic photos, including the first Selfies – taken with a Rolleiflex
Well worth seeing out.
I recently spent a day driving around Northumberland with my dad. Here’s the best of what I’ve edited so far.
To embed a Flickr Slideshow in WordPress, see: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/gigya-2-flickr-slideshows/
For some reason Flickr have deprecated WordPress support. Just trying out Gigya.