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Color or not color ? Steve McCurry répond | Serge Bouvet, photographe

Color or not color ? Steve McCurry répond | Serge Bouvet, photographe | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Sur la couleur et noir et blanc, chacun à son avis sur la question. Steve McCurry que j’ai rencontré à trois reprises à Paris, m’en a touché deux mots. A juste titre, pour accompagner le sujet en beauté, je vous propose de télécharger 4 préréglages Kodachrome offerts !® que j’ai conçus pour mes travaux de photographie en noir et blanc. 


Dans le monde de la photographie, le nom de Steve McCurry est synonyme de regard . Ses nombreux portraits saisissants font de lui l’un des meilleurs portraitistes au monde. Une référence historique incontournable pour qui veut s’intéresser à l’histoire de la photographie. A mes yeux, au même titre que Raghubir Singh et de William Eggleston, Steve McCurry a donné ces lettres de noblesse à la photographie couleur.


Le 13 décembre 2015, lors des Master Class qui avaient eu lieu à Paris, Steve McCurry m’a appris qu’il avait un point commun avec Raghubir Singh : Cartier Bresson. Chacun ont en effet présenté humblement leurs photos au maître français. A Steve McCurry, il lui conseille la voie noble du noir et blanc. L’élève s’émancipera du conseil de son mentor. A Raghubir Singh qui avait pris le taureau par les cornes en venant directement dans son appartement proche du Louvre pour lui remettre son ouvrage en couleur, il n’émet pas même une critique à son endroit. Cartier Bresson feuilletera à peine son livre. Dédain blessant pour Raghubir Singh. Le maître avait le regard soupçonneux et l’avis d’un inquisiteur à l’égard de la couleur. On ne touche pas au noir et blanc ! (...)

 

 

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Portraits | Photogprapher: Dan Winters

Portraits | Photogprapher: Dan Winters | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Dan Winters is an American photojournalist, illustrator, filmmaker and writer.

Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his iconic celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, his photojournalistic stories and more recently his drawings and illustrations. He has created portraits of luminaries such as Bono, Neil Young, Barack Obama, Tupac Shakur, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking, Leo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Al Gore.

 

He has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News, The Art Directors Club of New York and Life, among others. In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he won a 1st place World Press Photo Award in the portrait category. In 2003, he was also honored by Kodak as a photo "Icon" in their biographical "Legends" series.

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National Geographic: The Last Roll of Kodachrome

In 2009, when Kodak announced that production of Kodachrome film would be coming to an end, legendary photographer Steve McCurry saw an opportunity, and asked if the company would give him the final roll. Given his reputation and the many famed photographs he’s taken on Kodachrome, it’s no surprise Kodak said yes.

As a tribute to this final roll, a crew from National Geographic decided to follow McCurry and document the momentous last 36 frames that would ever be shot on that film — the video above is the result.

The video is much more than just a chronicling of how McCurry spent that last roll of film. As with any great artist, when the NatGeo crew put McCurry on camera he inevitably managed to spout some phenomenal advice. It really makes you appreciate digital (or perhaps miss film) to see McCurry being so careful with his shots, making sure that each one did the Kodachrome roll justice.

In reality, the days already came and went when that roll was shot and developed; the last lab to process Kodachrome stopped at the end of 2010 and you can see the gallery of those final shots on McCurry’s website. But this documentary acts as yet another farewell to a film so loved there are plans for a movie about its demise.

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Steve McCurry Photographs with the Last Roll of Kodachrome Film

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