David Dawson - Working with Lucian Freud (2003-11)
1. Lucian with Fox Cub
2. Lucian Shaving
3. The Painter’s Feet
4. Albie Sitting for his Grandfather
5. Eli in Front of Portrait of the Hound
6. Grey Gelding
7. Lucian Freud and Kate Moss in Bed
8. Working at Night
9. Mirror in Studio
A local lost in thought as a cabin of Tramway 25 docks. Tramway 25 was the first passenger tramway in the USSR and has run almost continuously since its first run in 1954. If funding comes through it will be replaced in 2014. (Amos Chapple/Rex Features)
"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh
Norwegian town of Rjuken steals sun
A group of almost nervous-looking Norwegians gather to greet the sun. It is rising in silver splendour over the mountains that enfold their little town, casting a pool of bright light around them. In this new morning they cast shadows on the town square. Real shadows at last!
But that is not the sun. It is a system of gigantic mirrors set up on the mountain to give Rjukan a sunlight boost. This town buried in a deep valley never gets any direct natural light in winter, when the northern sun is too low in the sky to get past its walls of rock. Until now. The mirrors are the brainchild of Martin Andersen, an artist who moved to Rjukan 10 years ago. His “heliostats” reflect this pool of sunlight on to the town square 365 days a year, keeping the sun in town even in the darkest winter.
This is pretty cool.
JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
FABIO ROBERTO D’INNOCENZO: Play soccer with A.S Rome and make a lot of millions.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
FRD: The desperation.
JC: What are you up to right now?
FRD: I’m a filmmaker.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
FRD: An older sister and other photographers that I don’t list for embarrassment, cuz they are great and I’m the fucking nothing.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
FRD: I live in Rome. Rome is an impressive contradiction: ostentatious religion and blasphemy in every corner. Crucified Christ beside fascist symbols. And the cultural melting pot creates even more disorientation. All is random. I think snapshot is the right language for capture it.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
FRD: Stay curious. Make a great number of failures faster as possible. Survive and dress jeans.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
FRD: In a community of creative individualists, yes.