up a whole new world of using colour. What was it like being. The doctors wife thought that hed never leave, as he was photographing all the accidents as they happened. Do you think theres anything similar these days? I think a lot of newspapers and magazines patronise their readership. Life and therefore the greater population of America. Well, they all thought that they were the best photographer in the world, thats for sure. When life revived as a monthly in 1978, John Loengard became only the magazine's seventh picture editor.
Many of his pi ctures taken for Life, including his photographic essays on The Shakers and.
Many of his photograph s, including his essays on The Shakers and Georgia O Keeffe, are now.
The magazinewas a mirror for a lot of Americans, because every image seemed to carry such significance. I confess that I only met him a few times and very briefly; I didnt know him. While one could consider this volume merely an excellent retrospective of a renowned photographers work, it is much more than that: it also is a compendium of many delightful surprises. Here, she drew out a rich existence, painting everything in her path and periphery: faraway mountains and broken bones; the simple lines of adobe architecture; big skies and sagebrush; stunted pion and juniper trees. Somebody had the bright idea, in the depths of the Depression. It created a new form of looking at the world: the photo-essay.
He was an absolutely brilliant photographer, and of all the people weve been talking about, possibly the greatest artist, at least in terms of his temperament: he simply couldnt understand people who couldnt see what he was doing. Often Loengard captures the viewers attention with unusual viewpoints: he depicts the Beatles in a swimming pool, the writer Philip Roth looks away from the camera to answer the question of a visitor who is not shown, John Updike is presented in a very minimalistic. It didnt grow as Life had. Life, stopped taking pictures and sold their equipment.