John Cale, 2010

John Cale, 2010


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Cale had been selected to be the musical curator for the inaugural MONA FOMA festival in 2010, contributing to several musical events involving keyboards, a Q&A session and a rousing concert with his electric viola screeching into eternity on songs such as ‘Venus in Furs’ and other VU classics. I went to every single event and during the Q&A was able to say to Cale: ‘Thanks for the music.

18 in stock



Working in newspapers there and in Swaziland taught him a range of photographic skills —shooting, developing and printing a photo in under 45 minutes, or less, and tackling any subject from portraits to beauty pageants, soccer, motor sport, boxing, ghetto jazz and rock musicians, and street life. Most of that was black and white work, with an occasional roll of slide film for special projects and artistic exploration. He upgraded through 35mm SLRs to Leica rangefinders and various lenses. He still enjoys using older lenses, mostly Leica and Canon, to explore subjects and qualities of light.


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