Chris Floyd

Here are my belated notes on Chris Floyd’s lecture for Phonar. Which you can watch below.

Key Quotes:

In hindsight these moments were big steps for me

They asked me to go and shoot the band who were releasing their first single, they were called Oasis.

Bowie – the first shoot I had a clear creative direction.

Wish I had the guts to tell Bowie to put on some different clothes.

Influenced by Tina Barney… upper-class Americans in their homes, very detached.

©Tina Barney

Tina Barney – A form of constructed reality, taking what those people are like and putting it on steroids. Highlighting it.

The most important thing you should do is find your own voice as a photographer, everyone is influenced by someone who came before them.

Take all influences, put it in a pot, mix it up and you come out with something of your own.

Started to learn how to utilise the setting in hand, rather than trying to cover it up.

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this lecture, mostly because I was taken on his journey, thing’s didn’t come easily and he’s been on shoots that didn’t turn out the way he liked and that’s something established photographers don’t really talk about, they don’t like to admit their flaws.

Pink Floyd: The Dark side of The Moon: The iconic prism

The first image that came to mind when thinking about prisms is Pink Floyds album cover for The Dark side of the moon.

This image has become an iconic one, for the band and for the word prism.

There have been numerous modern interpretations of the album cover…

A Desktop Wallpaper available to download

Even converse have featured the iconic image on one of their shoes.

It’s a great image as a starting point, but it’s the image everyone expects, and if i were to create an image with these features it would just become another tribute to Pink Floyd