Central Camera proved itself to be shockingly useful when I found boxes of E100G(discontinued as of last year) in their cooler. The discontinuation of E100G was extremely upsetting for me.
This brings me to something I’ve thought about a lot. Every time I mention color film, especially that I enjoy E100G, people start frothing at the mouth about Kodachrome. Then I have to do the whole song and dance about how, yes, it’s a tragedy that Kodachrome is gone. It represented the golden age of film photography and lasted for 75 years. The death of Kodachrome was very representative of the state of film photography in general. It’s a sad thing, Kodachrome was a beautiful film, but so was E100G.
I could have shot Kodachrome if I wanted, though it was discontinued by the time I started shooting film, but there were other reasons why I didn’t really care to shoot it even if I could. Here is a long-winded explanation:
Testing out the Radian motion timelapse device.
And then I forgot my wallet at home
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This is me wearing a mismatched scarf and coat. Unfortunately, I was picking up the coat the scarf goes with from a friend who I had accidentally left it with. These things matter to me.
Now it’s time to begin the conceptualizing of a new project will likely involve a years worth of work.
If you know anyone who is struggling with depression and/or suicidal ideation, please get them help. I just lost a great friend who was a wonderful person and the world is a lesser place without her. I knew she wasn’t well and I fear I didn’t do enough to help her. Now she’s gone forever and it cannot be undone. Idiots call suicide selfish, but the reality is that I cannot imagine the emotional pain that drove her to this.
Again, if you know anyone who is struggling, please help them.
Photos of myself and colleagues during 2012. This has been an interesting year.
I desperately need to acquire one of these bags from ONA. I think I will do so next month.
A few screenshots from my presentation on November 29th for the Chicago Photographic Society. I spoke about composition to over a hundred photographers. Instead of talking about composition in photography, I showed examples of composition in cinema. While they are quite similar, composition in cinema is more complex and I felt it was removed enough that it would force people out of viewing it strictly within the framework of photography.
Just a couple of older photos of myself.
I randomly select frames from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and overlaid the Rule of Thirds onto them. The results are pretty stunning and you can see how finely crafted these shots are. While not every shot conforms to the rule of thirds, as it is not absolutely necessary, the framing is consistently outstanding. This film is rare in how multiple subjects, environmental/architectural detail, negative space, and the use of light play such a critical role in the cinematography.