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Title: Don McCullin
Post by: Hinfrance on August 22, 2011, 09:58:41 AM
I apologize if this link has already been posted elsewhere.  :uglystupid2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_39l_s3Okc&feature=channel_video_title

I would really like to see this, but it's a long walk.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: rksmith51 on August 22, 2011, 10:48:27 AM
Great link H, an interesting story and super shots .
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: ABERS on August 22, 2011, 11:35:33 AM
If there is anyone that has influenced me in photography it's Don McCullin. My bookshelf has just about all his books, and I expect I'll buy what I haven't got when I visit the exhibition. :tup:

Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Beaux Reflets on August 22, 2011, 02:54:05 PM
Nice link Howard. Thank you  :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 22, 2011, 04:51:20 PM
    Like Alan, I have more of his books than any other photographer.
    I think for me now it's a case of sod the expence, I need to get to London and see that exhibition.
             Thanks for the reminder.  Graham.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: ABERS on August 22, 2011, 06:42:38 PM
When you visit let me know and I'll lessen the expense by buying you a coffee or a  :beer:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: picsfor on August 22, 2011, 10:08:26 PM
i'm gonna give it a look on wednesday - gotta follow Mrs B up to London whilst she and daught go mad in the shops.
I'm needed for donkey duty afterwards...
Could do with some reading material on the way home...
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 23, 2011, 06:51:40 AM
When you visit let me know and I'll lessen the expense by buying you a coffee or a  :beer:
:) :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Eileen on August 23, 2011, 07:43:00 PM
Interested to know how you like the exhibition Andrew. I want to go to see it sometime soon also.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: picsfor on August 23, 2011, 08:11:08 PM
Will update you tomorrow night Eileen. once i'm back home.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 24, 2011, 07:34:56 PM
  Ok. So I've booked Tuesday off to come down to the Great Metrolopiss and see the Donny C pics.
  Better just have a look at train fares......HOW MUCH! I want to ride on it, not buy the bloody thing!
  £160.00 return from Derby. I'll go to the local station tomorrow and see what they can come up with. I don't care what time I have to leave home and as long as I'm back for bed time!
  Please don't say I have to go National Express!
                 Graham. :-\
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Oldboy on August 24, 2011, 11:13:17 PM
  Ok. So I've booked Tuesday off to come down to the Great Metrolopiss and see the Donny C pics.
  Better just have a look at train fares......HOW MUCH! I want to ride on it, not buy the bloody thing!
  £160.00 return from Derby. I'll go to the local station tomorrow and see what they can come up with. I don't care what time I have to leave home and as long as I'm back for bed time!
  Please don't say I have to go National Express!
                 Graham. :-\

If you go off peak it's only £58 return.  8)
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 25, 2011, 04:27:24 AM
  Ok. So I've booked Tuesday off to come down to the Great Metrolopiss and see the Donny C pics.
  Better just have a look at train fares......HOW MUCH! I want to ride on it, not buy the bloody thing!
  £160.00 return from Derby. I'll go to the local station tomorrow and see what they can come up with. I don't care what time I have to leave home and as long as I'm back for bed time!
  Please don't say I have to go National Express!
                 Graham. :-\

If you go off peak it's only £58 return.  8)

  That'll do nicely Oldboy....I'll be quoting you at the station latter today!
                 Graham. :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Hinfrance on August 25, 2011, 08:58:08 AM
I thought they had reduced off peak to lunchtimes :D

I just had a look at the return air fare from Bergerac to Stansted after the bank holiday - it was €69.98 return.  :legit:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: picsfor on August 25, 2011, 09:31:21 AM
OK, been to see the exhibition and held myself back to just 1 book purchase.

It is a thought provoking exhibition, and well worth a visit, It contains about 40 pics covering some landscape, east London circa 1970 and Berlin just before some testosterone loaded soldiers baiting each other caused some one to build a wall in 1961.

Fascinating stuff from a man who really has seen the worst man can inflict on fellow man.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 25, 2011, 05:09:34 PM
   Ok then. Went to the station and yes Oldboy I can get there and back for £58.00. First train I can use gets me into the big place at 11.30ish. So I'll be there early afternoon on Tuesday if anyones interested.
                     Graham. :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Oldboy on August 25, 2011, 07:42:42 PM
   Ok then. Went to the station and yes Oldboy I can get there and back for £58.00. First train I can use gets me into the big place at 11.30ish. So I'll be there early afternoon on Tuesday if anyones interested.
                     Graham. :tup:

 :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: ABERS on August 26, 2011, 09:01:06 AM
   Ok then. Went to the station and yes Oldboy I can get there and back for £58.00. First train I can use gets me into the big place at 11.30ish. So I'll be there early afternoon on Tuesday if anyones interested.
                     Graham. :tup:

If you see a decrepit old bloke with a camera around his neck looking bewildered and lost at about 1.30ish, it won't be me, I'll be the bloke next to him looking even more decrepit and bewildered. ;)

Look forward to it. :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: picsfor on August 26, 2011, 04:15:29 PM
Alan, did see some similarity on the styles demonstrated in some of Don's pics and yours  :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 26, 2011, 04:41:12 PM
   Ok then. Went to the station and yes Oldboy I can get there and back for £58.00. First train I can use gets me into the big place at 11.30ish. So I'll be there early afternoon on Tuesday if anyones interested.
                     Graham. :tup:

If you see a decrepit old bloke with a camera around his neck looking bewildered and lost at about 1.30ish, it won't be me, I'll be the bloke next to him looking even more decrepit and bewildered. ;)

Look forward to it. :tup:

  Hope to see you then. Talking of bewilderd wanderings, on the rare occasion that i get to London, I find myselfwandering around like the bloke from the "Crocodile Dundee" films.
                             Graham. :dance:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Oldboy on August 26, 2011, 06:30:29 PM
Talking of bewilderd wanderings, on the rare occasion that i get to London, I find myselfwandering around like the bloke from the "Crocodile Dundee" films.
                             Graham. :dance:

You mean you carry a big knife as well?  :o
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Hinfrance on August 26, 2011, 06:37:50 PM
I hope your jokes are better.  :tup:
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: krennon on August 26, 2011, 06:50:06 PM
Oh I dunno "He's got a knife" CD "That's not a knife this is a knife" was a pretty good line imo....(and The Paul Hogan show was pretty funny as well back in the day when it aired)
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Delamanda on August 27, 2011, 04:00:47 PM
I have two spare tickets for Don Mccullin's talk at the Royal Geographical Society on 12th September, if anyone's interested!
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: ABERS on August 31, 2011, 08:47:31 AM
Went yesterday and enjoyed the McCullin exhibition immensely, although there were some of his more iconic images on display, his later work doesn't quite have the punch that grabs you that his 'conflict' pictures do. Still I suppose we all mellow with age.

It was my first visit to the Tate and I have to say it definitely will not be my last now that I've 'discovered' it. A wonderful display of art through the ages of all genres and no restrictions on photography apart from those exhibitions that are charged for.

Apparently it can be a bit of a trek to get there! ;)
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Graham on August 31, 2011, 05:05:15 PM
  Indeed. Great venue for exhibitions. (And free coffee. :knuppel2:)
  First time Iv'e seen Don McCullin's pics "On the wall". Most I was very familiar with and a few less so. My preference is for his northen England sets and his more recent landscapes, where, it appears to me, he's still "At War".
  It goes without saying that some of his conflict pics are some of the best of their kind (Nearly said genre. :-[) but I do feel that with some the impact comes from the conflict rather than the image.

 The walk from the station to the Tate was but a warm up for the afternoons shenanegans.
                      Graham.
Title: Re: Don McCullin
Post by: Oldboy on September 01, 2011, 12:43:58 AM
  Indeed. Great venue for exhibitions. (And free coffee. :knuppel2:)
  First time Iv'e seen Don McCullin's pics "On the wall". Most I was very familiar with and a few less so. My preference is for his northen England sets and his more recent landscapes, where, it appears to me, he's still "At War".
  It goes without saying that some of his conflict pics are some of the best of their kind (Nearly said genre. :-[) but I do feel that with some the impact comes from the conflict rather than the image.

 The walk from the station to the Tate was but a warm up for the afternoons shenanegans.
                      Graham.

Glad you enjoyed the exhibition and had a great day out.  :tup: