Back in 1983, the BBC made a short film about the photographer Raymond Moore as part of a series called ‘Coast to Coast’.
Called ‘Every So Often’, it was unusual firstly for being a film about a photographer, still a rarity at that time, and secondly because Moore was not then considered to be a ‘famous’ figure in the medium, although he certainly had an ardent following amongst the up-coming generation of ‘art’ photographers in Britain.
I made a copy of the programme on VHS tape at the time of broadcast, unfortunately with the first minute or two missing. I never got around to adding it to YouTube, but now Raymond Moore’s son, David, has uploaded it in its entirety.
It is provided in three parts and the quality is not great, but it’s still perfectly watchable and is a valuable record of this unique photographer and his work.
Total running time is around half an hour. Well worth watching if you have an interest in this rather unique British photographer. A friend of Minor White, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind and a great teacher, he is admired by many, but fully understood by few.
In updating this website, I also discovered a fascinating series of short videos by Justin Jones.
One of them is devoted to Raymond Moore. It’s very rewarding that there are still other folk out there trying to keep the memory of this photographer alive.
Justin Jones also has a Flickr page worth viewing.