Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

Posts Tagged ‘re-creation

“One of the greatest car chases ever, simply because it was real”

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“A notorious nine-minute speed through the streets of Paris, shot on a camera strapped to the front of a Ferrari 275 GTB, this injection of adrenaline was an illegal shoot which led to the arrest of filmmaker Claude Lelouch when it was first shown. Lelouch was apparently at the wheel, too. An underground classic, hailed as being the greatest car chase ever, simply because it was real.”

[Blurb taken from the about section of the YouTube video]

Who needs CGI when you’re reckless as hell and need to go meet your girlfriend at the other end of Paris?

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August 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

The Battle of Waterloo, its re-enactment, and some images of it

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As mentioned in my previous post I went to a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo on the weekend. Here are some of the other images. Rather bizarrely (and annoyingly) the aesthetic and the idea that I had for some of the project run closely parallel to the work of another photographer who has only just been unearthed to me. Not ideal at all. I need to go back to the drawing board and re-arrange my thoughts perhaps…

(yep I realise that there is some dust on my sensor too – haven’t had a chance to cleanse the images yet!)

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Some deserters

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Napoleon's cavalry charge the English

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Skirmish in the forest

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Senior officer from Napoleon's army

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Peering into the dark

Re-creating what happened…

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Although I’m really excited by the work that I am doing with railway enthusiasts at the moment, I’m also becoming fascinated by historical re-enactment. I’m very interested in the idea of using photojournalism to explore the re-creation of the past and capture the collaboration between imagination and reality.

Here’s a selection of images I took last week with some re-enactors. More coming this way soon.



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June 4, 2011 at 10:46 am