About the Book
Founded in 1965 by Ken Woolard, the "Cambridge Folk Festival" has become one of the World's longest running annual music festivals.
The list of performers to have trodden the stages at Cambridge encompasses an enormous, eclectic reflection of musical style both contemporary and traditional. From Paul Simon to Robert Plant, Ry Cooder to Elvis Costello, the range of music is, at the very least, to be described as impressive.
In 1995 the Festival organization asked Colin if he would document the festival in his unique photographic style. These pages contain a few of the many images he made over a six year period.
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Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Jun 24, 2009
- Language English
- Tags Beth Orton, Sharon Shannon, Nick Cave, James Taylor, Colin Turner, Cambridge Folk Festival, some folk, cambridge folk festival, martin carthy, ray davies, london community gospel choir, jerry douglas, afro celt sound system, isaac guillory, robert plant, anthony benn, tony benn, mike harding, eliza carthy, norma waterson, ralph mctell, t carthy, nick barraclough, donal lunny, doug dillard, paul jones, p p arnold, paul bradley, bob harris, eric bibb, richard thompson, dr john, kelly joe phelps, eddie reader, sinead lohan, glen tillbrook, billy bragg, hothouse flowers, paul brady, blind boys of alabama, martin green, natalie macmaster, anders osborne, john tams, glen latouche, tim obrien, jools holland, leo kottke, molly obrien, mark chadwick, corey harris, martyn bennett, townes van zandt, hal ketchum, taj mahal, suzy bogguss, chip taylor, brian willoughby, davy cartan, john primer, aly bain, anthony mccartan, steve earle, Martin Carthy, Corey Harris, Shawn Colvin, Kate Rusby, Ray Davies, Joan Baez, Odetta, ezio, booga, barrachois, mcgarrigle, altan
COLIN TURNER IS A PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING AND WORKING FROM HIS STUDIO IN A CONVERTED CHAPEL IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE. "THE INTRODUCTION OF DIGITAL PROCESSES HAS ENHANCED THE RANGE FOR IMAGERS. PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE ANOTHER BASE FOR EXPRESSION EMBRACING COMPLEX AND EXCITING SOFTWARE - EITHER EMPLOYING THESE TECHNOLOGIES DIRECTLY OR IN COMBINATION WITH CONVENTIONAL ANALOGUE MATERIALS AND SKILLS AS COMMISSIONS DEMAND AND ALLOW. THE DIGITAL WORLD IS ALSO THERE FOR IMAGERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD NO EXPERIENCE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S ALCHEMY. AS WELL AS A SOPHISTICATED DIGITAL DARKROOM, I MAINTAIN A LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHIC LABORATORY IN MY STUDIO AND WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY PRODUCING THE UNRIVALLED CAPABILITIES OF FILM AND WET PRINTING. UNDERSTANDING LIGHT AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF EXPRESSION USING PHOTOGRAPHY REMAINS THE SAME."