Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Meet Douglas Kirkland, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography.
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(music playing) …I grew up in a small town in Canada, only seven thousand people.…The first picture I ever took was taken with a box camera, a Brownie box camera,…and I remember pushing it into my chest, ten years of age at the time, and…pushing that device down, and it went "clunk."…I got the buzz right then, and it's never stopped since.…Now Speed Graphic was the camera of the time, and if you had this in your hand,…as a young man, I have to tell you, you really felt you were hot.…
Turn this way, that way.…I mean that was a charge like nothing else.…I got a call from Look magazine, and I was basically hired to shoot fashion, and…I was the new generation.…I was in my mid-twenties. The year was 1960.…And then my boss in New York called me and he said, "We'd like you to go Las…Vegas with our movie editor because Elizabeth Taylor, who hasn't been…photographed or had a story done on her for about two or three years now, has…said she will give us an interview."…I sat quietly in the back of the room as the journalist interviewed her, and I…
The course begins with a sampling of some of Douglas's photojournalism work for magazines such as LOOK. Next, accompany Douglas as he and his camera tell the story of a restaurant and its team at work. The photo story begins at a farmers' market at dawn, as the chef chooses his ingredients, continues through the day's menu preparations, and concludes with dinner and dessert. Along the way, Douglas describes his creative process and shares insights gained from decades as a photojournalist.