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UploadedMay 3, 2010
TakenApril 27, 2010
Exposure1/50 sec at f/2.8
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Focal Length5.8 mm
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Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway. 27th April 2010.

The festival procession, accompanied by a local brass and silver marching band, stopped at every exhibition to declare it officially opened. This is from one of those stops. With so many famous names, and with so many people interested in photography congregated in one place, many pictures were taken.

Among the invited photographers was Alison Jackson, who makes fake paparazzi photographs using celebrity look-alikes to act out various staged "private" scenarios. "Queen Elizabeth II" on the loo, for example. Jackson's starting point was her own sudden emotional involvement in Princess Diana: she surprised herself by experiencing personal grief for someone she had never known or been particularly interested in. She sees around her an endless need for images that offer glimpses into the private lives of celebrities.

Perhaps the urge many of us had to photograph the famous at the festival is a related impulse.

In the People photography photo essay.

10 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2010):

    It appears that there is flourescent lighting in the building, yet you still manage to have the most beautiful light in your images.... please teach me.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne said (3 May 2010):

    Thanks, Debrah! See the message I sent you -- any technical advice I can offer is on a very basic level.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (3 May 2010):

    Wonderful, Lise. Love the way you've caught them man with the camera in front of you. Very cool!:)

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2010):

    The small blue light of the man's camera is such a great visual punctuation; also his bald head is perfection... ;)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 May 2010):

    What an interesting new dimension with the man's photo showing on his camera viewer Lise.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne said (3 May 2010):

    Thank you, Kathleen, Maria and Sonia, for you generous words!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (3 May 2010):

    Love the comp with the people taken from the front and back, and the splash of blue from the camera, cool shot..

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (5 May 2010):

    i will like to be in that Festival too!!! :(

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 May 2010):

    Meta magic.

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