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Added 5th June 2007 by mark leary

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Photograph
The Durutti Column
1988

Test print, taken in 1988 by Manchester photographer Mark Warner of Vini Reilly. Mark used a Polaroid negative/positive process on this shoot which gives the distinctive 'framing' on the image. This is a contact print from the original 5"x4" negative. The image was used cropped for the 1989 Factory album 'Vini Reilly' Fac 244.
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“that's a great photo! the depth of field is stunning...”
“I came here today looking for posters or fliers for Durutti gigs I did at Manchester Cathedral and Boardwalk both based on Steve Wright pictures used full frame. Former with the "boys" in ecclesiastical gothic vibe and latter with one eye from each leaning into the middle. Both gigs were full house. Wilson very enthusiastic about Cathedral and loving poncing about in chapter house and the like. Shellyan Orphan supported. For boardwalk saved quite a lot of posters to sell on the night. Lost about £5 I think ... and still have the half £5 note which some charming fan passed off as a whole one. That made all the difference. Cathedral gig was a Festival enterprise and Phil Jones took them out on a few others including Clifton as I recall.”
25 Aug 2007
“Mark Warner taught me Photography that very same year. He was the first to ever encourage me. I remember his photographs well. He had a great eye for composition & a great sense of timing. His large format camera work was exquisite. He sadly died in 2001. This is the cover of my favourite Durutti Column album.”
06 Jul 2021
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