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"Britain in focus" BBC4 tonight (Mon) at 9pm, 4 episodes.

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by weltweit, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Britain in Focus: A Photographic History - BBC Four

    "Britain in focus" BBC4 tonight at 9pm 4 episodes.

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  2. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I was a bit disappointed with the first episode. I hope the next ones are better.
  3. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    I thought the same. I guess the first episode was all about the history of photography, so it might get more interesting as things progress. I did like the bit about the guy taking the candid shots at Great Yarmouth(?) though.

    It looks like there's a season of programmes - BBC - Photography
  4. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Yeah - loads to look forward to. This one's a must see for me: BBC Arts - Altar-ed images: Peter Marlow on England's cathedrals - BBC Arts
  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Just watching episode 2 on iPlayer now.
  6. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    BBC Arts have just posted a link to this page of John Bulmer's photos on twitter.
    Great photographs.
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  7. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Interesting stuff, and good links to more at the bottom.
  8. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards m©JiŢoËŞ for BŘe@ĸƑaƽƮ

    They are fabulous. I'll shamefully admit to not even recognising the name, but the fact most are from the mid 60's makes them even more incredible. I wonder how the photographs were received generally back then - it must have been a very different approach to the accepted norm of the time.
  9. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Love them - thanks for the link.
  10. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards m©JiŢoËŞ for BŘe@ĸƑaƽƮ

    I'm going to download the John Bulmer interview for later.

    Interesting on the link posted to how he talks about the new use of colour in photojournalism. Something I hadn't considered even though they obviously reflect a new approach/style for the time. A very obvious influence on Simon Norfolk also. When I first saw Simon Norfolk's Afghanistan shots they looked like nothing I had seen before, yet familiar in style. Now I see why.

    Both Bulmer and Norfolk show a much larger picture by using the environment to help complete the story for the viewer. Not in every example - sometimes better to crop and focus on a person rather than a scene in general, I much prefer the 'bigger picture' approach with the landscape/environment given as much importance as the subject.

    If I was still into collecting photography books John Bulmer's would be top of my list.

    Thanks for posting the link. Could well have passed me by otherwise, and I am thoroughly enjoying his work.
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