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    Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

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    I've just finished reading Tim Ashley's blog on these gorgeous images.
    it's up to his normal excellent standards.

    Nadav Kander on the Yangtze River

    all the best

    Just this guy you know
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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    Thank you kindly Jono, nice of you to say so. I think that Nadav is one of the finest photographers working today and that Yangtze series is just so, so beautiful. It absolutely has all of the qualities of purely pictorialist landscape work and then a whole lot more besides.

    He was very helpful while I was writing the piece, taking time to answer questions and have discussions, which was amazing because he has multiple assignments and projects on the go. For my money he is about the most talented photographer in the fine art genre working in the UK at the moment and pretty damned big on the world stage too: he had White House access to do a piece whereby he shot the whole of Obama's first cabinet. Yet he still takes the time to help a little known critic like me. What a guy!

    Plus the stuff he said about the differences between shooting film and digital were real eye-openers; the comments of someone who is predominantly an artist, not a technician, but who has brilliant technical skills. I bet some of the people on the MF forum here would find that stuff interesting, though it doesn't make me want to shoot film again any time soon. His latest project, some studio nudes, was shot on P65+ but his processing makes them look part oil painting and part film - quite ghostly, like a sort of Caravaggio meets Lucian Freud.
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    Thank you both: Jono for the heads up and Tim for his wonderful blog

    All the best.
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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    Thank you for both the blog and the gallery. I also checked out his Obama's People gallery.

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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    Thanks Bart and Diane, glad you enjoyed it!

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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    Tim, nice article! Do you know what film stock this is? Seems to me to be fuji 160?

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    Kander is easily the best photographer currently working in that slightly vague hinterland between advertising/commercial and fine art. His Beauty's Nothing is probably the first/only book I'd grab from my shelves in the event of a fire or flood.

    Interesting blog piece too.

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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    Thanks guys,

    Paul, I don't know what the film was but I can probably find out - it may take me a few days though... but I am guessing from the grain structure of the print I have that it was a tad slower than 160

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    Re: Nadav Kander's Yangtze River

    I checked with Nadav's assistant: it was all shot on Kodak 160, though she didn't say in her email exactly which stock.

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