War photojournalist - Superb Work!
Don’t miss the documentary movie on his work.
Back in the stone age, we used to bulk load our film from old 35mm movie stock. That was before they had auto focus, auto exposure, shake control, on the fly ISO, live view and review. We had to frame, focus, guess at the exposure and bring home the image with one try many a time…that is documentary photography.
Documentary photography is the highest and most noble of all branches of photography. The doc tog does not have a cushy studio with a couch, fridge and A/C to work in. The doc tog does not have the benefit of professional models, an art director, assistants, secretary, makeup artists, hair artists, fixers, location managers and a truck load of strobes, cams, reflectors, diffusers, tripods and the rest.
The doc tog cannot rely on endless takes and retakes, post process artists and Photoshop levitation bullshit to get the image. The doc tog must go far and away from home and comfort, whether freezing cold or boiling hot.
No matter what pestilence or disease is at hand. With bullets flying, bombs blasting, the doc tog goes out in the field and brings home the goods adopting the charge of the light brigade…“Theirs not to reason why…theirs but to do or die.”
I am proud to be following humbly in the footsteps of the greatest camera men and women on the planet…the documentary photographer.