Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Larry Fink speaks out in Natick

Digital Silver Imaging sponsored Larry Fink at the CIPNE conference in Natick, MA on Sunday 4/5/09.  Larry shared some of his older work from his book, Social Graces and Boxing, along with other great images from his career.  He has a wry sense of humor and welcoming irreverence for what one would expect when photography the Clintons or high fashion.  His square images, (all shot with real film!) allow us to see these events from new angles and perspectives.  The backs of womans' legs, trays of glasses, and Obama descending the jetway with a jet engine in the foreground give us a view into Larry's way of seeing the world.  "I really like circles" he said at one point and I found myself looking at each image and searching for all those circles, like Hirshfeld and Nina.  I appreciated his sense of humor and the stories he shared with us, like being thrown back 10 feet by the secret service while trying to get a shot of Obama.  
He was available after the talk and signed copies of his books and spoke with us more about life on his farm in PA.


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