For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.
In 1972, his book, ‘The Battle of Bogside,’ (published by Penguin), showing three years of fighting in Northern Ireland won the Robert Capa Gold Medal from Life magazine ‘for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad.’ (His photograph of the first topless girl to appear in The Sun, however, has failed to receive any official recognition).
As you can see from this small selection above, including Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, King Nasser of Egypt’s funeral, the Banking Crisis in the 1970’s and troubles in Northern Ireland, not much has changed, To view a much larger selection of his photography and writings, visit his site www.clivelimpkin.com
Knurling is a manufacturing process, typically conducted on a lathe, whereby a visually-attractive diamond-shaped (criss-cross) pattern is cut or rolled into metal or wood. This pattern allows hands or fingers to get a better grip on the knurled object than would be provided by the originally-smooth surface. I like knurled surfaces.
wikipedia link here
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986) was a French photographer and painter.
Born in Courbevoie (a city outside of Paris) to a wealthy family, he is most famous for his stunning photos of automobile races, planes and fashionable Parisian women from the turn of the century. Read on…
Since the age of eight, John Landy has been collecting moths and butterflies. Now 80, John has quite the collection, possibly one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. This afternoon I was treated to a viewing and blown away – the variety of shape, size and color was staggering. To top it off, not only is each specimen meticulously positioned and hand labelled, John also hand makes each box
I couldn’t figure out whether it was a big football match or some sort of carnival the night before, but this morning the streets were literally strewn with tired souls
If you’re a figurative artist you need to come and spend some time here.
Still life photographer Guido Mocafico first came to my attention for a stunningly lit series on oysters that he had shot for Paris-based fashion magazine Numero. I then discovered a hardback copy of his three volume book, Venenum – of which one volume is a series on snakes. Superb printing (care of my favourite art book publishers, Steidl) and mesmerising imagery.