Musings on art and life.
My two hour morning commute includes a flick through the Metro, a free paper distributed on buses and trains. Always good for getting a quick look at the goings-on in the world; this is how I came to find out about Mandela being hospitalised for ongoing respiratory problems, the rising cost of train fares in London and the Ikea monkey in Toronto.
Earlier this week, there was a full page write-up on the British photojournalist Don McCullin, and the feature length documentary about his life, released in the UK on the 1st January 2013. I’m not about to write a profile on him, I don’t trust that my writing would do him, or his work justice. Besides, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and came across a pretty cool interview, as well as another by the BBC and an article in the Times (subscription required), I think they’ve all got it covered. While McCullin seems to be a very down to earth, intelligent and incredibly interesting human being, this post is a quick look at some of his less distressing photographs. I love that the vast body of his work has been hand processed in his own dark room, something I miss from my college days. I would have liked to have visited the retrospective exhibition of his work titled “Shaped by War” at the Imperial War Museum , London, in 2012. Having failed to do so, I’m going to do my best to make it to the cinema to watch, and learn about this remarkable man.
You can watch the trailer for McCullin here.
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