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Statues

I have a thing about taking photographs of statues, particularly in natural settings or cemeteries. It is hard to put into words but for me statues can evoke a sense of time stood still. It’s that influence from Atget.

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The man who lived in his eyes

There is something to learn from Edwin Smith’s attitude to photography. His partner Olive Cook, said “Edwin never tried to impose his will on a theme: it was again a question of ‘co-operating with the inevitable'”.

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Eugène Atget

It has taken me a long time to really appreciate Eugène Atget. Cartier-Bresson is easy ‘to get’. So is Frank, Friedlander, Kertész, Ray-Jones, Parr, Brandt, Stieglitz even. In a way, they are all story-tellers. But Atget?

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