ANOTONIONI’S BLOW-UP: LONDON, 1966 – A PHOTOGRAPHER, A WOMAN, A MYSTERY

HAPPENINGText: Sayaka Hirakawa

Other photographs on his studio were taken by Arthur Evans. The photographer’s behavior and 60’s fashion explains their frivolity and craziness during this time in London.

At the end of the film, the photographer saw a couple who played tennis without an actual ball. They just pretended they were playing. The photographer’s eyes tried to follow the imagination ball. This ending may let you feel a little emptiness, the importance of something invisible which you’re never able to photograph. Despite this, I felt that the photographer in the movie would continue his pursuit of and passion towards taking pictures.

Anotonioni’s Blow-Up: London, 1966 – A Photographer, A Woman, A Mystery
Date: July 21st – September 17th, 2006
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: The Photographers’ Gallery
Address: 8 Great Newport Street, London W1F 7LW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7087 9300
http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Text: Sayaka Hirakawa
Photos: Sayaka Hirakawa

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