Hehe, yep, snapshots you can wear...
Cripes... I can just imagine an 'app' for the various smartphones that converts pictures into tattoo-ready artwork.
Just don't shoot Fuji Film, it contains whales...
Probably not much; poor chap didn't even know about daguerreotypes...
I wonder what Carl Von Clausewitz would have made out of it. Hmmm....
I'd be interested in following your progress on this project. Something adaptable between 16mm (double-8) and super-8 would suit my needs well.
Somewhat related: here is an interesting Economist article addressing the question of why Kodak and Fuji seem to be headed in two very different directions:
True, true, I also have several photos in my head that could take a long while to "find." But the "act" of taking a single photograph ... of composing on the spot... that is quite different from writing. At least for me. With writing there is no shutter released, no time interval of capture, which is what this little ditty was about. With writing I feel completely comfortable with coming back and revising over and over. In photography, once the shutter's released, that's it... for that specific moment at least.
Not the way I photograph! I rarely click the shutter. When I do it is after hours of preperation (studio) or obsevation (anywhere but in studio). I am not "satisfied" with any of my pieces. I am always striving for my image to be what I see.
Writing is pritty much the same. Never satisfied. I do believe that writing emplys a "higher" brain function than anything that involves pictures, be it photographing or painting.
I have poems that I have been working on for 45 years. And images I have been working on for 3 years. Digital options ifor my work have made it harder, not easier. With more options without alot of equipment manuvering, such as multiple enlargers. My mind eye demands more of my skills.
But realy, most of my time is spent playing "chemist". My art is totaly dependant on panchromatic emulsions. Since Kodak realy pissed me off by killing Techpan, I have devoted most of my time to developing a Panchro emulsion of fine grain yet fast enough for in-camera color separation work. I go through alot of silver, with little to show in terms of art. But I have been an"inventer" swince pre-school and, for some reason, I see beauty in complexity for the sake of complexity, where most people are the opposite.
Absolutely, there are still some good reorg routes even now for Kodak. Let's see.