Failography"It is important to take bad pictures" (Diane Arbus)Failography by myraincheck
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This is the beginning of an interesting book by Clément Chéroux, Fautographie : petite histoire de l'erreur photographique (I don't know if the book was translated in english, I couldn't find it on the net, but the title should sound like Failography: a brief history of the photographic error).
Amongst the biggest 'mistakers' of photography, the book mentions and comments the works of many famous photographers: Man Ray, Lisette Model, Lee Friedlander, Ugo Mulas, Andreé Kertész, Lartigue.
Many are the anecdotes and the interesting discoveries, for example the story of a big national contest in France, in 1991, entitled 'Fautographie' (fail photography), a contest that had a big success, with thousands of entries and famous editors and critics working on decoding the case of the photographic error.
According to Chéroux what is commonly considered a 'photographic
CastawayTranslating and sharing with you this beautiful italian article by Michele Smargiassi about Garry Winogrand. Source: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/06/07/il-naufrago-delle-immagini/Castaway by myraincheck
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Big thanks to Pete :iconmangawhio: for the proofreading
At the time of his unfortunate early death in 1984 at age 56, Winogrand left behind in his studio in Tijuana 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures (not made into contact sheets), and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls.
What to do with this quantity of images, copyrighted but not authorized? Consider them as mere drafts, useful only to a philologist, or go through them hoping to find an unreleased masterpiece from one of the most destabilizing, unclassifiable, fascinating street photographers of our history?