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Old 5th December 2011, 09:30 AM
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I can't find a link to this here already so I hope I'm OK posting it here.
Whilst musing in the dark this morning waiting for stuff to develop I remembered this from way back in my memory. Whilst some prints were washing I did a google and found it.
It's a BBC broadcasted interview with Bill Brandt from 1983.Though I haven't seen it since then I could still hear his voice in my head.

[Edit: dead link removed *** Updated link: https://www.billbrandt.com/bill-bran...r-photographer ]

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Old 5th December 2011, 09:33 AM
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I remember practically all of the programme but was very pleased to view it again. Thanks for the link.
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Old 5th December 2011, 10:13 AM
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Paul, it's a captivating and beautiful interview, what a personality. I liked the passage when he is laughing at Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment". Must look more into his work.
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Thanks for the link. I love his work and have several of his books. I will enjoy watching this when I have a moment.
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Thanks for the link! Wonderful interview.

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A new exhibition of his work is currently showing at Foam, Amsterdam until 18/05/2022.

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...er-in-pictures
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And his work in Newcastle upon Tyne is featured in part 7 (Wars and Peace) of the BBC2 series "Art That Made Us".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...wars-and-peace
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Just a quick update to Paul's original link which is now dead. Two videos available at: https://www.billbrandt.com/bill-bran...r-photographer
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I liked the passage when he is laughing at Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment".
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I'm just watching the video now and I've just got to this line, where my auto subtitles reads, 'Cathy buzzsaw' instead of Cartier-Bresson.

I never imagined Brandt to be such a quietly spoken man though. I know a lot of pictures were of the moment, but I can't imagine him knocking on miner's front doors for instance, to ask permission to go in and take photographs.

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I never imagined Brandt to be such a quietly spoken man though. I know a lot of pictures were of the moment, but I can't imagine him knocking on miner's front doors for instance, to ask permission to go in and take photographs.

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I wonder if in the 1930s speech and conversations were in fact done at a slower pace. People expected to be engaged more slowly so his manner then would not have appeared to be awkward or stilted.

We desire more instant impact nowadays and assume that this was always the case. As a species we tend to live in the short-term moment but wrongly assume that our way now has always existed

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