By Jason Dunne
By Jason Dunne
By Ann O’Kelly
Now the easiest kind of a job was a murder, because the stiff would be laying on the ground. He couldn’t get up and walk away and get tempermental and he would be good for at least two hours
Came across this great link to some mp3’s taken from a rare old vinyl lp “Famous Photographers Tell How” in which some of the greats, amongst them Weegee and HCB, talk about their picture making process. Looks like a great blog for any vinyl lovers out there too (and I’m referring to records here!).
“…Arthur Fellig adopted the name Weegee or “Weegee the Famous,” alluding to the Ouija board and his knack for being first on the scene is in his days as a roving news and street photographer. It wasn’t an accident or any supernatural pre-disposition that he was there first at the fires, murders and general mayhem that he recorded in Gotham. …”
We formed Cork Analogue Photographers sometime in June or July last summer, 2008. Can’t remember exactly, but an email, a meeting in a pub, and we were off. Since then we have put on three exhibitions, starting with Brew Cafe in Cork last September, then Lismore Gallery and Studio and Gallery Nautique earlier this summer. Not a bad first year! The first post made on this site was one year and one week ago, Aug 6th ’08. Since then there have been a further 102 posts, and last month, July had the highest number of visitors with 936. Not very high in internet terms, but I guess someone is looking.
The above image has nothing to do with birthdays, but Man Ray was one of my early influences in photography – when I discovered him, and realised what could be done in the darkroom (solarisation, rayographs), as well as with a camera, I was hooked
After two weeks away from computers and email (bliss!), I’m back online and will be updating CorkAP website again. The last few days of the holidays were spent in Caherdaniel, near Sneem in Co. Kerry. I spent four nights there – two with my family, and two with CorkAP’ers Jason, Dee, Sanda and Ann, and our friend Roseanne. Padraig and Brian chickened out. The above photo was taken on Sandas digicam along the Kerry way, and shows us with some heavy duty film equipment – ie my ancient Mamiya, Jasons ancient Russian Leica copy and a cheap and flimsy tripod! I’d love to say that I will post some beautiful shots from the Mamiya when I get them scanned, but I , um, loaded the film the wrong way. Aw well …