Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wonderful news on the Grey Villet front (with some corrections...)

(Barbara Villet has pointed out some errors in the following post which I have set about correcting.)

Many months ago, I wrote a little piece here about a great American photographer, largely unknown, named Grey Villet.

He worked for Life magazine among others, and he always took the most beautifully composed images, and some of the most dramatic, especially his close-ups of both the famous and the unknown, capturing them at just the right moment of doubt, or triumph, or tragedy.

That little blog piece brought word from Villet's family, who were just then putting together a website on his work and life.

The website is the joint effort of Grey Villet's daughter Ann (who designed it) and wife and frequent collaborator Barbara (who wrote the text).

Revel in it here.

Take a look in particular at the haunting photo essay "The Lash of Success," which I revere as much as I do certain great films.

2 comments:

Stephen Crowley said...

"Take a look in particular at the haunting photo essay 'The Lash of Success,' which I revere as much as I do certain great films."

Very well put Rodney. I agree with you.

Stephen Crowley

RW said...

And YOUR work rocks too!