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1950s Jazz in London and Paris: Walter Hanlon Photography
Contributor(s): Hanlon, Walter (Author), Dankworth, Sir John (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0752445782     ISBN-13: 9780752445786
Publisher: History Press (SC)
OUR PRICE: $25.46  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: November 2008
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BISAC Categories:
- Photography | Photoessays & Documentaries
- Music | Genres & Styles - Jazz
- Photography | Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Dewey: 779
LCCN: 2009535354
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 9.6" W x 8.7" (0.95 lbs) 96 pages
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
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Publisher Description:
The jazz scene that burgeoned in London and Paris in the 1950s was in part a reflection of post-war celebration. Americans traveled to Europe again for reasons other than war, and in the smoky clubs talented artists from both sides of the Atlantic developed their craft. Walter Hanlon began his career as a musician, playing guitar and broadcasting. He developed an interest in photography and in 1949 began pursuing this alternative career, using his musical connections to help open doors for big events within the London jazz scene. Having always disliked the type of photographs produced by camera mounted flash, he developed a technique of "off camera" flash to create atmospheric pictures in the clubs of London and Paris, although he preferred to use available light on portraits. Walter's contacts ensured he was at the forefront of the Jazz scene, and these stunning photographs are the result.
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