Monday, 27 August 2012

Daniel Meadows

Being drawn to an OCA article on Daniel Meadows [1952 - ], written by an old tutor, I was pleasantly surprised to find something in photography I had never seen before. Photo Story Telling......

From Meadows free website at I have looked and listened to all of the stories put together, and I find them fascinating. Meadows strings together an excellent passage of words to accompany some first class photography of journalism. His opening story of The Shop of Graeme Street is a narrative of his early days as a photography student with images of one particular shop. I really liked the following image, it reminded me of Judith Joy Ross [1946 - ] in an untitled image taken in 1988. In both images there are clearly subjects that are more relaxed about the photographer being there, perhaps the length of their skirts made them uncomfortable.... the woman seemingly hiding in the doorway adds to this.

Daniel Meadows [ The Shop on Graeme St]

Judith Joy Ross [Untitled 1988]

There are too many stories to retell here, but I particularly like the ones around Stanley, where a long term relationship has been established between the subject and the artist, and this has even been reciprocated with Stanley creating his own Photo Story.......

I will have to remember Daniel Meadows and perhaps put together my own picture story as part of the OCA courses.... fantastic work.....

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