Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante
May 23–August 13, 2017
GETTY CENTER, LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA
Although there is no connection to Leica's the exhibit of Chris Killips work at the Getty is a must see. It is some excellent documentary work of England in the early 1980's.Much of the work was done with a large format camera which is quite an achievement. Lots of strong composition and a viewpoint that tells a story. Both qualities sadly missing in much of todays photography.
This image is so strong, nothing extra and nothing missing.
Graphic but actually says something. So many photographers today find the graphic in an image and stop there. You have to have something to say.
Perfect image. Subject looking off the image and horse mimicking the gesture in the opposite direction.
Classic image. I just admire how Killip built this image in layers.
You can just feel the cold and the solitude.
Get into the action. So often the image is taken from behind the spectators.
If you really want to learn photography looking at proof sheets is one of the best teachers you can get. Seeing how a photographer works a scene and later edits the images is pure gold. Seeing the misses next to the final image is so educational.