Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Office

Michel Leroy overcomes the daily grind […]

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Resource Magazine Profile – Rally Biker Lighting

Resource Magazine editors, Aurelie Jezequel & Alexandra Niki did a profile of my Rally Biker Series in the Summer 2011 Photo Deco-Page. You can buy the whole issue online if it’s not sold at your favorite book store. Have a look at the fresh layout. Thanks for the page play! You ladies ROCK!

To give a little behind the scenes preview and share some of the details of how I lit this portfolio of unrelenting Black and White portraits have a look at the lighting diagrams.

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Chris Duffy on Brian Duffy

Chris Duffy, the son of the photo legend, Brain Duffy, has produced an intimate and touching film, The Man Who Shot the Sixties, about the explosive and gifted photographer. Duffy’s flame burned hot and burned bright before he torched his archive in 1979 and left photography cold to become a leading restorer of Regency furniture. Contrast in vision and in life.

Duffy, a pillar of “The Black Trinity”, a phrase coined by British fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, defined the photographer-as-rock-star spirit of the 1960’s with edgy portraits of musicians, actors and models. Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, the trio of photographers were more famous then the celebrities they photographed and epitomized reputations of cantankerous charm and wonderfully opinionated gentleman photographers. The vision and passion of their images broke all the rules of composition and balance of the time. Stretching the edges of the frame and stripping away visual distractions, they created moments of stylized human insight and emotional connection that define a genre.

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Michel Leroy:

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand
-Confucius […]