What I owe to Paul Graham, Raymond Moore and John Blakemore
I just received Paul Graham’s astonishing book, ‘Europe: America‘, and realized how the influence of certain British photographers is surfacing in my work. Along with Graham’s use of sequence and formal and symbolic cross-referencing, Raymond Moore‘s ability to transform time and space into a mesmerizing experience (quite different from Bresson’s decisive moment) and John Blakemore‘s ability to strangely link emotion to a poignant yet abstract type of photographic vision have had a profound and unshakeable effect on my work. The above two images, which are adjacent to each other in a book dummy I am currently working on, attest to this. Thank you Paul, Raymond and John!
Addendum: This arrived in the mail from Robert Clarke-Davis