What you see, I don't see. I look at the details.
February 2, 2012 9:46 AM   Subscribe

NSFW Lucien Clergue is a French Photographer from Arles, and renowned for his Nu zébré.
He was a friend of Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
He still gives the occasional talk: Ansel said to me "I have been here for 40 years and I have never seen what you see."
Clergue: " I am Mediterranean by birth. What you see, I don't see. I look at the details."
posted by adamvasco (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
opps...left out this link to a talk with him.
posted by adamvasco at 11:40 AM on February 2, 2012

"No" I said, "It's photography. It keeps you engaged with the world."
It's funny how that is the reverse of my impressions of photography as practiced. Probably it's the difference between good and bad photography...
posted by smidgen at 12:27 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

He was one of the creators of les Rencontres d'Arles.
posted by nicolin at 12:50 PM on February 2, 2012

Excellent post, adamvasco, thank you - loved the Picasso portfolio - and the Cocteau, oh my. This grouping put me in mind of this era of Picasso's paintings and this cheval is wonderful.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:56 PM on February 2, 2012

Here is a good brief biography I have just found.
posted by adamvasco at 3:30 PM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

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