Saturday, 24 May 2014

Photograph someone famous (or infamous)

Bob Randall at Denmark, WA.
So many photographers become pre-occupied, even paranoid about the technical aspects of photography. Is it sharp as a razor? Did you spend 15 hours in Photoshop? Did you shoot with a camera with 20 zillion pixels and so on. All the while, there subject is as boring as bat shit.

Show me a photograph of Osama Bin Laden having coffee with Paris Hilton and I don't care if its fuzzy and overexposed.

I was in Denmark, Western Australia, working on a project for Estee Lauder when I ran into Aboriginal leader, Bob Randall.

Bob is a Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

In the early 1970s Bob's song "Brown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away)" became an anthem for the Aboriginal people. He is the author of two books: Songman - his autobiography and Tracker - a children's book.



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