Paddy "Red" Lydon
12 Apr 13
Sad to read in today's Irish Times that Paddy "Red" Lydon, the red-haired boy in the famous John Hinde postcard of two children collecting turf in Connemara, has died aged 65. The girl in the picture was his sister Mary. They were paid "half a crown" for their participation. Iconic image. John Hinde was way ahead of his time.
06 Apr 13
Great to see Chris Killip nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize for his show at Le Bal in Paris last year. Many of these pictures appeared in his book 'In Flagrante'. Others I am seeing here for the first time. The spread above is from today's Telegraph magazine. The main picture is of a North Shields housing estate, May 5th 1981. Note the "SMASH IRA" and " BOBBY SANDS GREEDY IRISH PIG" graffiti.
David Bailey (pt 2)
06 Apr 13
Here's the rest of the interview with Bailey plus some of the ads we managed to get. The magazine was very much inspired by Andy Warhol's 'Interview' (yes, photographed and interviewed him for the magazine too) and Bailey and David Litchfield's 'Ritz Newspaper'.
05 Apr 13
I went to interview and photograph Bailey for the magazine. I had already discovered 'Goodbye Baby & Amen' and 'Box of Pin Ups' and was a big fan. Not sure Bailey was too impressed with me and my Olympus camera. He got his assistant to stick up a light for the photo. But he did say, "Perry Ogden, that's a good name for a photographer".
04 Apr 13
See today's newsletter from IDEA Books on the one off magazine 'Lipstick' I produced with my friend and co-editor Rory Phillips in our last year at Eton!
Sybil and Puma
03 Apr 13
Just back to find copies of D La Repubblica with LA families story. Love this pic of Sybil Buck and her daughter Puma.
Hackett (part 2)
30 Mar 13
Here's another spread from one of the Hackett albums. These images were shot in Kenya. All the prints were handmade. I remember spending a couple of weeks in London making the prints and soaking them in various baths of tea and coffee, and experimenting with other ways of staining. Once we've finished photographing these albums I will put them up on the website project page.
29 Mar 13
Just been photographing some of the Hackett photo albums I made with Jeffrey Miller back in the mid-Eighties. This was a limited edition of approx 200 handmade photo albums - in three different sizes - that we produced for Hackett. Picture above is from one of the large size albums which had four pictures on a page. Every single album was different. We shot in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Kenya and Yosemite National Park, California. Wonderful project. Shame the few albums I had were all nicked!
Miss Lily's, NYC
28 Mar 13
Only just discovering Miss Lily's - purveyor of all things Jamaican - on Houston and Sullivan, having had dinner there last night. Great food in the restaurant, great juices in the bake shop/Melvin's juice box and cds, t-shirts, books etc in the shop. Plus in-house DJ Max Glazer. Here's a picture of Sista Natty with a copy of Bunny Yeager's 'Camera in Jamaica'.
26 Mar 13
Tuesday morning in Bushwick...