The Art of Photography

Monday, 21 February 2011

Exhibition - Hoppé Portraits

National Portrait Gallery  Hoppé Portraits: society, studio & street.

I really liked his street photopraphy. For me these stood out far more than his celebrity photos.  His celebrity photos were interesting more for who he had photographed rather than the photo itself.  Whereas his street photos were wonderful views of life.  I was intrigued as to how he managed to capture some of the close ups.  it turns out that he camouflaged a box brownie in a paper bag.

Despite celebrity culture being the fastest way for a photogrpaher to make money and become known, it is street photography that holds a greater appeal for me.  Real life and real people.

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