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Jane Bown

Jane Bown the legendary Observer photographer has died. I remember seeing her weekly portraits in the paper back in my childhood days.

A self portrait of her here with her faithful O-M1

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...wn-dies-age-89

I find it rather humbling that she operated with little of the technology we take for granted - and complain about when it does not produce 'perfect' images. She invariably used available light and of course had no auto focus. I believe she frequently judged exposure by eye, often had only time for a handful of shots and did her own film processing in the Observer's darkroom.
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Re: Jane Bown

She took some great B/Ws of the Beatles and other bands.
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Re: Jane Bown

Sorry to hear that. She was one of the photographers Olympus used to promote the OM system in the 80's.
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Sorry to hear that. She was one of the photographers Olympus used to promote the OM system in the 80's.
What a wonderful portfolio of lives she captured, and events
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Re: Jane Bown

Generally portraits don't light my fire, but hers of Samuel Beckett is astonishing.

Sad as it is to lose her, it is good that her extraordinary talent was recognised in her lifetime.

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