100 photos taken at The Run-On of Time exhibit of Eugene Richards photos, screen shots of films and ephemera at the ICP in NYC. I shot this set, the screen shots and a circular fisheye set (to be posted separately) in 1-1/4 hours in December 2018.
Screen shot from film at show
Above: Some of Richards early work.
Richards has a talent of ingratiating himself with his subjects and embedding himself in their lives to shoot in a somewhat relaxed atmosphere. That is something I have little talent for. Hence why I specialize and luckily excel in ‘hit and run’ street and doc work. …no cooperation required. (BTW, all photos in post are candid.)
When I was a teen, Richards was an early mentor of mine. I took a liking to Richards, Edward Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and Les Krims. That was quite a mix of styles! After it sunk in I had no talent for studio, fashion or quirky artistic work, I settled down on the street and doc work.
Screen shots from Richards films
Only disappointment was Richards film of mental institution in Mexico. It was a blurry, smeary mess. Maybe he was trying to be ‘artsy’ and make it like a nightmare. The only decently sharp photo was the last one of a kid with his hand in his mouth.
9-11 film was very good.