Continuing from my last post about Don McCullin, this weeks blog is all about another photographic legend, Robert Capa, a person who inspires me to create images that tell a story through photojournalism, either through my time with the forces during Project Afghan or through my ongoing career in Wedding Photography. It has also inspired me to want to find a vintage Nikon F2 camera and turn back the years with my photography and create images and memories by using film. So I hope you enjoy this blog post and look forward to sharing another person who inspires me.
“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Robert Capa 1947
Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, portray the violence of war with unique impact. In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos with, among others, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers.
To see some of my work and images from my time in the Armed Forces and my current project thats starting soon, then please click on the following link: Project Afghan; 6 Months at war through my eyes.
Rob Grimes Photography is a Nottingham based photographer specialising in creative documentary wedding photography – documentary style photography that tells the story of your day along with fine art couples portraits using creative lighting techniques. Rob is available to shoot weddings, elopements, couples sessions in Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, Europe, America and worldwide for destination sessions.
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