While working at ICM, we had the idea to take famous photographs and put them to music. It was to be a subscription service in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of photography. The power of still photography — in particular black and white — to capture a moment in time, evoke emotion and tell and a story is immense. We felt the best way to share these images was a monthly DVD delivered to the home. We partnered with Magnum Photo in New York (Bob Dannin) for the rights to several series of images. I produced and edited a test group of 3-4 photo stories. The series was titled Pictures. The Two of them are below.
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Pictures story “The Last Train Home” — photography by Cornell Capa and Paul Fusco. Music by Dion, “Abraham, Martin and John”.
Pictures story “Northern Ireland” — photography by Stuart Franklin and Chris Steele-Perkins. Music by Clannad, “Caislean Oir”.