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In order to honour MG Ace Face, and to carry the torch for the (hopefully short) time while he's gone (and I'm confident he'll return), let's revive Motown's thread, which is far too good to be forgotten...

Here's to you, Mr Motown!

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  • Cool jacket on Charlie 

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/mod_uk

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    Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • Some really neat images in there mate.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • A lot of the Photos look too staged and there are a few dodgy ones in there aswell. Checked out Owen Harvey...http://www.owen-harvey.com/ABOUT-CLIENTS ;

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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • Original action photos from the 60's would have used b & w high speed film or slides, pre the digital era. Unlike digital cameras for screen viewing, they needed a further screen process to break up the dots for graduated tone in the newspapers. High speed negs produce large grainy  prints, which would have to be broken into say 55-75 screen dots per inch, to make zinc plates (or stereos) for letterpress (then litho) Daily Mirror etc. They suffer because the newsprint is absorbant and the ink  'spreads' out, whereas supplying a photo for say Vogue, would require a finer 140/150 dots per inch screen. Therefore the same photo looks very different in a magazine using paper made from 'coated' glazed, low absorbant paper.
      Today's cameras use better lens coatings and post processing can reproduce the same required effect, time and time again. Tricks like converting colour to b & w then increasing the saturation levels can mimmick earlier photo shots, Photoshopping as they say, now. I agree that modern printing often looks too good (staged)! Flicking through books like 'Mods' by Richard Barnes , relives the era, captures the action. The photos were all the better for not being over sharp and framed badly.
      Saying that, there's a trend to use film again, scanning in the negs to computer and reproducing the film era.

      Mod UK
      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • Yeah that is clear to see but there are still some really good photo's there too. Obviously that is only my opinion and others may totally agree or disagree with that.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • However; I'd go and have a look, given the chance.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • Yeah same here Kai. If there was an exhibition of such photos on in Glasgow i would certainly pay it a visit.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • If it makes it 'til next April I might have a chance... I once saw a good one about subcultures in general on Carnaby St.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
    • That's what I thought, but there are some highlights. Anyone can take photos of anybody wearing 1960s or classic style clobber and call it Mod, also. I think it's because the subject of the photo doesn't want to BE and DRESS like everybody else it's considered Mod. Sure, I have had my fair share of being photographed at gigs - staged or not - but I'm aware I'm doing it.
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      Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene
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