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Check out this story: A life devoted to photographing one town. Great story NY Times

 
MikeFairbanks
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Apr 24, 2013 08:17 |  #1

He up and sold the family business so that he could document his town. Very impressive.

http://lens.blogs.nyti​mes.com …life-sold-on-photography/ (external link)


Thank you. bw!

  
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Apr 24, 2013 13:34 |  #2

Thank you for posting this story. It's a good reminder for people who, like myself, often think they need to travel to distant or exotic places to make good photographs.


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Apr 24, 2013 15:46 |  #3

Its rare to see someone devote their life to anything these days.
Especially something that doesn't earn them a fortune.
Thanks for sharing, Mike.


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Apr 24, 2013 16:02 |  #4

Saw this earlier perusing Zite on my phone. Very cool story and the fact that he and Vestal became friends is awesome.


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Apr 24, 2013 16:52 |  #5

More of his photographs...

http://library.duke.ed​u/digitalcollections/k​wilecki/ (external link)


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Apr 24, 2013 17:11 |  #6

What a great read... Nos time to check out the slideshow. (I'm a former reporter, so I look at the words first...)


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -- Yousuf Karsh

  
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Apr 24, 2013 20:31 |  #7

Thanks for sharing - I would have never seen this. Amazing, moving, inspiring.

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Apr 26, 2013 05:28 |  #8

That was an interesting read, thanks for sharing. Sounds a lot like the kind of work James Ravilious did in my neck of the woods from the 70s to late 90s




  
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Apr 27, 2013 06:28 as a reply to  @ gtren's post |  #9

Yep, and this is where it'll get you:

http://news.yahoo.com …sed-photos-203448701.html (external link)

Six years this guy spent of his life, living with and documenting the Rastafarians, and appellate court judges ruled it was ok for another artist to rip his stuff off and profit from it. Why? Well, because the other artist was richer and had richer friends.

It's getting to be that it ain't worth the effort any more.


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Apr 27, 2013 10:35 |  #10

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15861709 (external link)
He up and sold the family business so that he could document his town. Very impressive.

http://lens.blogs.nyti​mes.com …life-sold-on-photography/ (external link)

Look at the composition in #20. Wow. Talk about using a single image to tell a story!


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