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What was his name?

arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 10:12AM
Whilst working in Scotlland recently, I got back to the hotel to watch the 1 show on BBC1 early evening. On this paticular show that I saw, they did a feature on a photographer that I found very inspiring. IIRC, he used to work in the fashion mags in the 60/70's, and has done some great portrait work with pretty major celebs.
I'm hoping that someone can remind me of his name.

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joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
11 Mar 2010 10:57AM
Could it be Brian Duffy? There was a programme about him and his work on BBC2 (I think) a couple of months ago. Very good it was, too.
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 11:13AM
Thanks Jools - another helpful post.
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 3:36PM
I'm not sure if it is Brian Duffy now....
There was a part in the programme, where one of the HRH princes was both subject and photographer.
loweskid 16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 4:07PM
How about Lord Snowdon (Antony Armstrong-Jones).
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
11 Mar 2010 4:08PM
was it this story?

I don't recall any stories featuring a known photographer....
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 4:19PM
I believe i saw the same programme, its covered Duffy and included footage of donoven and Bailey As the three who shaped photography, it may well be that he has photographed the princes as in 2009 he started taking pictures again of celebs.

If it was the same programme it included pictures from his later advertising work including the Benson and hedges work
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 4:31PM
Found a Link to the programme , was this the one you saw

duffy BBc
nikon Plus
14 146 1 England
11 Mar 2010 5:04PM
Watched the item on the one show. Photographer Jeff Hubbard, Session was at Rankins studio in Kentish Town, North London.
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Cheers all - I think I've seen 2 different programs - one was about Jeff Hubbard, and the other was about a different photographer - a portrait photographer of many celebs including Al Pacino, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marylin Monroe amoungst others. He was known for creating very un-sympathetic images of his subjects.
Duffy was significantly more interesting photographer than myself.. And Prince William is a significantly better helicopter pilot than I am. Smile
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2015 3:59PM
Hi Jeff, thanks for commenting, and reviving a thread I had pretty much forgotten about, from just under 5 years ago! As this thread shows, my memory wasn't that good, even 5 years ago.

However, I do remember that the other US photographer I was thinking of, was Annie Leibovitz.
I've pretty much forgotten about it all, myself. As for Annie Leibowitz, great photographer at various times in her career. Smile
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
5 Jan 2015 5:53PM

Quote:I'm not sure if it is Brian Duffy now....
There was a part in the programme, where one of the HRH princes was both subject and photographer.

He also produced an iconic album cover Smile
Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2015 9:29PM
Annie Liebowitz.....
.hmmmm. Pressed the shutter on a great many iconic images.

Shame other people set up and positioned the lights, took all the readings, dressed the sets, set up the camera and it's position, then took light readings and warmed up the subject. In comes good old Annie, presses the shutter a couple of times and claims the kudos. A lot of people could shoot good portraits with dozens of lights, a large team and all day to play, and it takes a lot of backup to realise her ideas. Just imagine if the make-up girl had pressed the shutter instead - would the image be any different?

No doubt she has talent, but she really happened to be in the right place at the right time to get the access she did. Most of her early work with Rolling Stone was average but it got her in with the in crowd. Just shows it's all about reputation.


Before anyone thinks I just have a downer about her, there are several films of her and her entourage at work that show exactly the above.

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