David Bailey Drama


kea828

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 17:13
In case you didn't spot it, last night (16/03/2017) on BBC 4 there was a good drama, "We'll Take Manhattan" about the relationship between photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton (played by Karen Gillan) on their ground-breaking shoot for 'Vogue' magazine in New York in 1962.

He used a Pentax S3 which gets a mention.

It will probably be available on iPlayer.
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Kea828

autumnlight

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 17:45
kea828 wrote:
In case you didn't spot it, last night (16/03/2017) on BBC 4 there was a good drama, "We'll Take Manhattan" about the relationship between photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton (played by Karen Gillan) on their ground-breaking shoot for 'Vogue' magazine in New York in 1962.

He used a Pentax S3 which gets a mention.

It will probably be available on iPlayer.

Another for me to download (hopefully ) thanks for bringing it to my attention, love the era too!
Kind regards Maria

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stub

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 18:06
I didnt see it.. Thanks for the mention.. Will certainly look out for it on Iplayer...
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screwdriver222

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 18:10
I have seen it twice and its brilliant. Going to see it again. I think there was another photography documentary on before it started and there is that Britain in focus documentary as well.
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screwdriver222

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 18:15
Actually David Bailey was spotted a in vintage camera shop in Plymouth just a couple of days ago and a young member of staff got a selfie with him and got into the local paper. He lives on a farm in Devon
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 19:28
Watching the programme again, I was struck by the thought that the Pentax Spotmatic is probably the coolest, most lovely camera of all time. I know digital cameras are much more intrinsically important since they contain the "film" as well as the shutter and light meter, but Spotmatics are/were so special. I never owned one at the time but always wanted one.
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screwdriver222

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 19:59
That other doc is called "On Camera: Photographers at the BBC" and is available on BBC IPlayer
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Mag07

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 20:03
Oh, nice heads up. Will watch on Iplayer :p
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Fishbones

Link Posted 17/03/2017 - 21:29
Have to agree with you Andrew, after always wanting a spotmatic from a young age, nearly 40 years later I managed to find a mint spotmatic 2 . Maybe a small thing to most but for me a big deal ☺ . I just hope the roll of film that is going through it is as magical as the camera ☺
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Last Edited by Fishbones on 17/03/2017 - 21:30

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/03/2017 - 07:59
Fishbones wrote:
Have to agree with you Andrew, after always wanting a spotmatic from a young age, nearly 40 years later I managed to find a mint spotmatic 2 . Maybe a small thing to most but for me a big deal ☺ . I just hope the roll of film that is going through it is as magical as the camera ☺

I'd love to know how you get on. Digital is so good. It's like lusting after old cars : the reality of driving one might be a bit of a let down.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/03/2017 - 09:28
Downloaded and hopefully will be watching later on, thanks for the heads up
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Jimd

Link Posted 18/03/2017 - 18:16
I saw the program first time around. A Spotmatic II was my first proper camera back in 1972. My boss who was keen on photography recommended it and even lent me the cash to buy it.

A great bloke who sadly passed away a few months later
Last Edited by Jimd on 18/03/2017 - 18:17
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