Michelangelo Antonioni's cult classic Blow-Up filmed on location in London in 1966. This is the film that helped make the Nikon F the icon of 35mm photography. I was familiar with Blow-Up in 1966 when it came out but I was not a photographer at the time and did not see the film until 1975 when I saw it in a theater in Madrid, Spain. In those days (before VCR's) if you missed a first run movie in a theater you were out of luck unless it was later shown on television. In 1974 while visiting London I happened to be staying on Draycott Place where I took a photo of the street. Turns out, by sheer coincidence, I almost duplicated Antonioni's view of the Rolls Royce coming down the same street....but didn't realize it until a few years ago when I bought the DVD of the movie!
© Joseph Greco