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Magnum Contact Sheets

Magnum Contact Sheets

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A good review of an important work, contact sheets could give a very good idea of the decision making process of a photographer in terms of rhythm and framing and how the selected image may look extraordinary when compared to the raw contact after manipulations in the darkroom. Presumably, when a photographer releases the shutter, it is because he believes the image worthwhile.

I'm an amateur photographer who likes making images with pinhole cameras, smartphones and everything in between. contact sheets, representing 69 photographers, are featured, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks and spreads from contemporary publications, including Life magazine and Picture Post. I think photographers should behave like him,” says Riboud, “he was free and carried little equipment” (p74). Gives a sense of how closely skill and seat-of-pants intertwine, even for the greatest photographers.Of course that could change, these things tend to evolve with time but in this moment, this is how I feel. In the foreground, a boy reclines on a hammock, idly contemplating the scene, just as we contemplate the scene with him. An unauthorized biography of the agency, it will open your eyes to the personalities behind the iconic images. It does not so much "drop" through the letterbox as be handed to you with the warning that " it is heavy"…. To give you an example, one section, 1976, is a photo entitled "The Teds" by Chris Steele-Perkins showing a Teddy Boy about to comb his hair.

The contact sheet shows a series of 5 or 6 photos on the same roll with the Teddy Boy at various stages of carrying out this action. Its amusing to me that Contact sheets are now available as stand alone works of art, even I have enlarged a contact sheet to display as “art” a kind of mini movie of 36 frames.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. But while the utility value of the contact sheet has faded with changing technologies, the insight it can provide into a photographer’s process is something timeless, something relevant to the medium of seeing and decision-making no matter the tools du jour.



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