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Re: Berkoff photographs
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 05:56:56 PM »
A film of Berkoff talking about the photos
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d65VnvvTq0&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Berkoff photographs
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 10:29:28 AM »
The photographs can be seen at Middlesex University at the  Hendon campus in The Burroughs.. It is on until 26 April 2013.

"He was given his first camera when he was just 11 years old. He said: “Then one day somebody sold me a second-hand Rolleiflex and now I had an amazing machine. From then on I never stopped taking pictures. The camera became a way of communicating my feelings about sights and people.

"I started to record the people who were part of my environment in the East End of London. The East End was changing rapidly and I felt I had to record it before it vanished forever – at the time however I did not realise quite how fast it would disappear.”

Details by Natalie O'Neill are are here
www.times-series.co.uk/news/10368029.James_Bond_villain_shows_off_his_camera_skills_in_Hendon/



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Re: Berkoff photographs
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 02:59:38 PM »
The photos can be seen at Lucy Bell Fine Art, St Leonards-on-Sea, until 21 Feb 2013.
www.lucy-bell.com

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Re: Berkoff photographs
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 02:58:12 PM »
A review by Charlotte Cripps in The Independent, 15 Dec 2012

"When Steven Berkoff was on the film set of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo in LA, he often sneaked off to take photographs of downtown slums and nearby 1940s diner-style restaurants... Likewise, in between his scenes in The Tourist in Venice, which starred Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, he was off snapping narrow canals, gondolas and ancient buildings."

Berkoff is quoted as saying “You can't take photos on movie sets because people think you are spying on them. It's easier in the theatre – they love having their photo taken,... I take my camera away with me. Most of my photos show beggars, tramps and down-and-outs.”

"He captures run-down streets which have now been demolished; a slumped figure in a corrugated iron doorway; a man posing with a pint of bitter in the Brick Lane pub; a hard-worn lady stands in the market selling “carrier bags, 2 pence”...

The review is here
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/end-of-days-in-berkoffs-home-patch-8413168.html

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Berkoff photographs
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 06:16:57 PM »
Berkoff's book of photographs is now available.  Details soon.