"The world, for me, is dominated by living things and the planet we live on. My photography is an avenue into exploring this world. My interests cover everything from micro fungi to volcanoes, though more of my time now is spent with the fungi than the volcanoes."
Absolutely fabulous! In Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters by photographer Sandro Miller. John Malkovich is playing the roles of a lifetime as characters in some of the most recognized photographs in history.
(via the creators project)
"Picasso never asked me to take a photograph. ‘You take pictures, I paint.’ That was the division of labour. He didn’t pose for me, but he never refused a picture either; never said no. The shot where he’s wearing a cut-out paper mask, I took by chance. I was standing in front of a mirror and he passed behind me with the mask on his face. All I did was photograph the reflection. But the mask was for him. He worked a lot on his face… He wasn’t a clown, really not… He was definitely having fun, but it was for his own amusement. The one where he’s dancing in the studio, doing a sort of square dance, it’s the same. Jacqueline had started dancing in front of the paintings and he said: ‘I can dance too.’ That’s all there was to it." (source)
Although known as Picasso’s Photographer and best known for his combat photos, Duncan’s start as a photojournalist is also noteworthy.
On the morning of January 24, 1934, armed with a 39-cent Bakelite Univex camera that had been a recent birthday gift from his sister, Jean, he rushed into downtown Tucson to shoot some photos of a fire at the old Congress Hotel. Among those attracting his attention at the scene was one particularly excitable guest who kept trying to get back to his room to retrieve his suitcase. Duncan snapped the picture and then moved on. Three days later he would learn that he had photographed John Dillinger, Public Enemy No. 1, who had been trying to retrieve his money from the fire. Although this photograph has not survived, the experience would have a profound effect on Duncan. (source)
"…and every day a fabulous life.”