Documentary Artist Research

Larry Burrows was an English photojournalist who was best known for his photos of the Vietnam war. Burrows was born in 1926 and became a photographer at the age of sixteen where he got a job at Life magazine. His biggest assignment for them was covering the vietnam war, he worked on this from 1962 until his death in 1971 when his helicopter was shot down in Laos.

burrows_larry_1763_2005.jpg

My favourite piece or work that Burrows produced was ‘One Ride with Yankee Papa 13,’ this series really shows Burrow’s unique style of working as even though there was a whole war going on around him he only focused on one thing, in this series is was following Lance Cpl. James Farley through one mission. I love the way that Burrows captures all the emotion felt by one man which makes it very relatable to the viewer.

0000ca46_big

The way these images are taken also baffles me as they really highlight Burrow’s talent, for example the image above was taken with a camera mounted to the end of a M60 machine gun. It’s things like these that really make Burrow’s work stand out from other generic vietnam images.

0000ca44_medium

I love Burrow’s style of following certain small things in big situations and I hope i can replicate this in my own work

larry-burrows-yankee-papa-13-e

Thomas Joshua Cooper is an American Landscape photographer born in 1946 who currently lives in Glasgow. His work ‘Between Dark and Dark’ is a series of high contrast black and white photographs taken throughout England Documenting myths and rituals of the land and those who inhabit it. I like Cooper’s style of shooting as it is something I would like to include in my own work but I don’t really like the subject of his work as it seems too much like art that documenting the spaces he visits.

the-ritual-mid4998

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s