I've been invited to do a platinum/palladium printing demo tonight at the Large Format club gathering at the VisArts center in Rockville. It's just a quick demo, not a full-on class, but still, it's something.
Well. Just when I though the G. A. S. had subsided. I was bemoaning the loss of my XG-M to a friend who was getting into photography (I, over the years have been generous ot a fault). I have hooked about eight friends up over the years with 35mm Minolta setups, all sr-T's or XD/XG's. So I am fondly remembering my first camera, XG-M. And I really have been missing it lately. Don't worry, I know precisely where it is and I might even try and swap my new XG-1 for it. Yeah, I did it again. Last
Do you hear music when you compose a photograph?
For those with the condition of sound-colour synesthesia, the association between the visible and auditory experience can feel quite literal: colours can be experienced as sounds and vice versa. My own favourite synesthete, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, developed quite a rigorous theory around his own associations of sound with sight, complete with a coloured keyboard to confound his contemporaries.
Updated 04-02-2009 at 01:15 PM by keithwms
What's So Special About Black and White?
'Fine art' photography has historically been so dominated by black & white that some might conclude that artistic photography is black & white. Why is this so? After decades of technical refinements in colour photography leading to modern c41, E6, colour instant film processes and the digital technologies, why is black and white photography still perceived as the higher art?
Reasons abound, of course.
Well, now that I've gone and offloaded all my 35mm SLR stuff to fill out the Contax G2 kit, I'm thinking it might well be a good time to just take a break from all my large format shooting. I've been feeling a bit of creative blockage working with the big beasts lately, so maybe it's a good time to get funky with the little stuff and shoot more freehand. I'm definitely due for a vacation, and doing a bit more "street" type work with the rangefinder might be a good prescription to cure