KosmoFoto’s Stephen Dowling had the pleasure of operating into Pennie Smith – the photographer behind the Conflict’s iconic ‘London Calling’ cover photo – at a live performance in 2007. Lo and behold, they have been the one two photographers within the picture pit capturing on movie that evening.

Stephen inquired concerning the Pentax ES II round Pennie’s neck and was pleasantly stunned to search out out it is the very same digital camera she used to seize The Conflict bass participant Paul Simonon smashing his guitar, practically 30 years prior. When requested concerning the picture, Pennie memorably responded “It’s not even the most effective image on the roll”.

Click on the hyperlink under to learn extra about Stephen’s likelihood encounter and to be taught concerning the historical past of the straightforward, but dependable Pentax ES II.

Read: KosmotoFoto – Pentax ES II: The camera that captured rock’s most iconic photograph


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