This week we change the photographic genre and I would like to show you some work of another member of our BPP Group - Bob Duncan - @duncan_faces @duncanfotos. Unfortunately he had to live Bcn and currently living, working and photographing in India. Hopefully one day we will have a chance to shoot together again. .
Check the amazing portrait and read some info about him and his art
1. A sentence about you Duncan ——- I began photographing in 1965 with a Polaroid camera and haven't stopped since. Photography has helped me work out a lot of inner stuff - it's hard to imagine my life without it.
2. Can you tell us a bit about your project faces; inspiration and a bit about the technical side, equipment you use etc. ——— This particular project is called "Noir Portraits" because I began using a piece of black velvet behind the subjects to remove distractions. I used to belong to a kind of underground photo movement in LA - called TFTI - which stands for "Thanks For The Invite". It was a group that met in out of the way locations in downtown Los Angeles once a week (usually on a weeknight). Something like 50 or more photographers would show up and a handful of people wearing fantastical costumes and makeup would pose for them. That's when I began photographing people wearing outrageous colors. My equipment: the original Sony Alpha, a used Nikon flash and my piece of black velvet.
3. Why photography? ——- When I was very small I used to go through the family album and was fascinated by the snapshots taken in the 20's, 30's and 40's. I loved how you could hold a photograph of another time and place in your hands. In 1965 Polaroid introduced an inexpensive camera for about $19.00. I couldn't afford a traditional camera and it also required having a darkroom and all the other equipment. With the Polaroid I had instant access so I was off and running with photography. It's been a life long passion ever since. .
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