↑ The photo on PhotoArchiveNews.com which sparked the renunion – here’s the article
↑ Photo shows: L to R Michael Basstoe,Paul Jarrett, Alan Coomes, Ricky McGregor, John Wormley, Alan Sparrow, John Hercock ( sitting ) Roger Jackson, Mike Conway and R Taggart – 18 May 2013
This in from Mike Conway who coordinated the renunion:
‘An innocuus image of a farewell party by Central Press photo agency staffers for a retiring photographer sent to PhotoArchiveNews.com last year set in motion an amaying sequence of events that culminated in an incredible reunion (Sat 18 May) of former workmates — many of which had not had contact for as many as 45 years.’
‘Fleet Street neighbours The Punch Tavern (no longer with its famous copper plated bar) and the Old Bell Tavern (sadly no bangers in a plastic display cabinet a la 60′s)were the chosen venues since the more favoured hostelrys of the time have long been dismantled.’
‘It was a seven hour marathon – a non stop chatter of anecdotes, shared experiences and various trips down memory lane plus toasts to absent friends. we came up for air and indeed fresh air at 6.40 pm having started at midday promptly. Many touching emails – some recalling the ‘golden days’ of the street of ink – were read from those unable to come for either geographical or family reasons. some ‘old timers’ live in spain, australia and in my case, germany. what a day and guess what? Another is planned for October as well as next May.’
‘Without the Photo Archive News platform this would never have happened. We all thank Will for his PressPhotoHistory.com feature on the PhotoArchiveNews.com website.’
Glad you had a good time chaps! – Thanks Alan (Coomes) for sending the renunion photo in and to Mike for the report.
Read all Central Press articles
Here is the first in a series of interviews by PAN’s stock footage industry news site Footage News called ‘Getting-To-Know-The-Library’ – more to follow – enjoy!
Name: Ben Jones
Position: Head of Motion
Stock footage Agency: Science Photo Library – SPL
Explain Science Photo Library in a sentence:
We collate and create unique, accurate and informative clips about the world around us, the processes that shape it, and the research that reveals how it works.
Q. When did you decide to start offering stock footage?
Around the start of 2007, although it had long been discussed.
Q. What was your best seller this month (MAY)?…
Q. Are any of your stills contributors supplying footage?…
Q. Which footage subjects are you looking to increase content in?…
…Click here for the full interview on FootageNews.com
www.footagenews.com is a NEW news site for the stock footage and video content licensing industry
• Created by the team behind the successful stock photo industry news site PhotoArchiveNews.com
• Please send news items and enquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or call UK 07802437827
Cracking find and upload here by UK editorial photographer Homer Sykes, “Recently found these images from the 1970s….” showing the Free Festival at Stonehenge
View and license the 15 images here
More about Homer here on his PAN listing
photo: Georgia May Jagger © fameflynet.uk.com
Fast expanding celebrity photo agency FameFlynet has secured another territory to it’s global agency network with the announcement of a new partner in Australia, Snapper Media. The news comes almost one year to the date when FameFlynet announced the launch of a Europe wide network of agencies.
Snapper Media will become Fameflynet Australia. This new partnership will strengthen the agency’s relationships within Australia and New Zealand and their wealth of acclaimed publications and media outlets.
FameFlynet President Boris Nizon told PhotoArchiveNews.com this morning, “It is fantastic news that Sanpper Media have agreed to become part of the network. Since the launch of the Fameflynet network in May 2012 we have become one of the largest global celebrity picture agencies. The addition of Fameflynet Australia strengthens our position in the global marketplace and also opens up the ever growing markets in the Far East. We are now a dominant force across three continents, we do not intend to stop here”.
Melissa Kelly, Managing Director of Snapper says, “Snapper Media is very excited to be part of the growing global FameFlynet network. The FameFlynet brand is an impressive addition to Snapper’s existing roster of leading international and local celebrity agencies and photographers.”
• The Australian partnership will be FameFlynet’s 10th partner, following the addition of territories in Italy and Finland.
• Read all FameFlynet news on PhotoArchiveNews here
See TopFoto and the work of John Topham featuring on BBC1’s The One Show – this week.
Watch live on BBC1, Wednesday 22 May at 7pm (with 5 million others!) or via BBC iPlayer for the following 7 days.
On BBC iPlayer now here …about 45 mins in
They say: Available to license exclusively from TopFoto.co.uk, John Topham’s first work was in the late 1920s in the East End of London, and strictly against the rules since he was a policeman. Selling one picture of Mary Smith (the knocker up armed with a pea shooter) to the Daily Mirror for five pounds determined him to start up as a freelance, which he remained for the rest of his life.
Topham then based himself on the spreading edges of South East London documenting both urban and rural life – and the clash zones. After that came a handful of defining civilian war experiences, time in RAF Intelligence and, after the war, “a life of picturing the ordinary in an extraordinary way”.
Vintage, nostalgia, the British home front, pre-war and post-war Britain, funny and touching moments … the way we were.
This in from a PAN reader:
Could I ask for your advice:
Can you please recommend a company that will clean up some of personal images and scan them professionally to a high resolution suitable for a book. There are 108, including 48 in colour.
answers to: Will@photoarchivenews.com
Martin Parr, David Hurn and Chris Steele-Perkins are among a rostra of Magnum photographers featured on a new tumblr blog showing behind the scenes shots of Magnum photographers shooting the Open for Business project across the British manufacturing industry.
They say: Open for Business will be the largely untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of the world’s greatest photographers. Multistory will work in partnership with Magnum Photos to commission 9 world-renowned Magnum photographers to document and record manufacturing industries in 9 British cities. Multistory will work with 9 cultural partners to show the work in their venues and create a major touring exhibition during 2014/15. This project will give people across the UK new access to great art and encourage them to engage with their local area.
↑ This in from our what’s-on-TV reporter Mark Leech, MD at sports photo agency Offside… showing a question during BBC Four TV programme Only Connect Quiz show in which teams draw together the connections between seemingly random things.
… Mark commented: “Oi, Coren, what about Offside ?”
Cracking! – more like this please to: email@example.com