Friday, 1 January 2016

Friday Photography Quotes

This weeks Friday photography quote comes from David Hurn.

David Hurn, born July 21, 1934, in Redhill, Surrey, England of Welsh descent, is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos.

Hurn is a self-taught photographer who began his career in 1955 when he worked for Reflex Agency. He gained his reputation as a photojournalist for his documentation of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, and is featured in two of Ken Russell's films for the Monitor television arts' series, A House in Bayswater (1960) and Watch the Birdie (1963). In 1965 he became associated with Magnum Photos and became a full member in 1967.

In 1963, Hurn was commissioned by the producers of the James Bond films to shoot a series of stills with Sean Connery and the actresses of From Russia With Love. When the theatrical property Walther PPK pistol didn't arrive, Hurn volunteered the use of his own Walther LP-53 air pistol. The pistol became a symbol of James Bond on many film posters of the series.

In 1967 Dino de Laurentiis asked Hurn to come to Rome to shoot photos of Jane Fonda in Barbarella.


In 1973 he set up the School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales. Eventually, he turned away from documentary photojournalism, bringing a more personal approach to his image making. He says, "There are many forms of photography. I consider myself simply a recorder of that which I find of interest around me. I personally have no desire to create or stage direct ideas." His book Wales: Land of My Father illustrates the traditional and the modern aspects of Wales.
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Our regular readers will know that we have been publishing quotes from famous photographers every Friday. I am delighted to say that they are now available to purchase as posters or framed prints making an ideal addition to a photographers studio or shop, or as a gift for an amateur photographer. In addition, we can supply them as iPhone and Galaxy cases, greeting cards, or even printed on throw cushions.

To see all the options for that perfect gift, go to our Quotations Gallery and chose your favourite quote and turn it into the perfect gift for your favourite photographer (or yourself :-))

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