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    There will be three photography exhibits opening in Cleveland and Akron just before our October gathering. There is nothing yet on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s web site, but we got a flier today mentioning, “France at the Dawn of Photography” opening October 4-January 24th. More information as it is posted.
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    The Akron Art Museum will host, Nuclear Enchantment:
    Photographs by Patrick Nagatani
    October 10, 2009 - February 14, 2010
    Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery

    Fascinated by his new home state’s marriage with the nuclear industry, Patrick Nagatani began the Nuclear Enchantment series when he moved to Albuquerque in 1987. This exhibition, featuring around 25 works from the series, is drawn entirely from the collection of the Akron Art Museum.

    Nagatani, a Japanese-American, was born in Chicago just 13 days after the bombing of Hiroshima and raised in Los Angeles. When he moved to New Mexico, he discovered that it was the birthplace of the nuclear weapons industry, the site of uranium mines and of radioactively contaminated land, and, ironically, was also home to the oldest continuous culture in North America, the Pueblo Indians.

    “An underlying theme in Nagatani’s art has always been the conflict and comedy in collective ideologies,” writes art historian Eugenia Parry. In Nuclear Enchantment, “he is looking at the boundless faith we have in scientific expertise, and our trust in a peculiar technological ministry.”

    A tableaux photographer who arranges for the camera in a directorial mode, Nagatani constructed the Nuclear Enchantment images. Photographing at atomic test sites, the locations of nuclear accidents and radioactive waste dumps, he transmuted these banal-seeming places into the landscapes of dreams, and sometimes nightmares. Eschewing PhotoShop, Nagatani’s processes resemble the special effect techniques of early science fiction films. He stages his scenes in front of the camera, often shooting elaborate combinations of props, posed models and cut-out images against in front of actual places. The planes shown in Nuclear Enchantment are mostly model planes from his own collection, which he built from kits. Nagatani’s acidic hues are the result of altering color balances during printing.

    As stories about the threat of nuclear terrorism and building additional nuclear power plants appear on our evening news, Nagatani’s Nuclear Enchantment series from the late 1980s and early 1990s seems eerily up to date.

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    Summit Artspace, one block east of the Akron Art Museum, will host “Photo2009”, a group photo exhibit. As I understand it curator Andrew McAllister, who was commissioned to photograph the design and construction of the new Akron Art Museum, has gathered ten or eleven area photographers, and invited them to show four or five pictures each. I am happy to be one of those invited.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkloss View Post
    congratulations! what will you do with the other one?
    Dorothy,

    I think that camera is you. You and Dale should start negotiating. If not maybe you could find another one and have your father restore it. I hear that he needs a project.

    John

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    We may want to postpone a trip to Nelson Ledges to another gathering. Apparently the weekend of Oct 10th there is going to be a big Beer Tasting Weekend going on at the quarry park (campground) right next door. Apparently they are expecting a heck of a crowd which might make for less than ideal photography conditions. Plus, I might just wander off to the tasting never to be seen again... =)

    Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Dougherty View Post
    We may want to postpone a trip to Nelson Ledges to another gathering. Apparently the weekend of Oct 10th there is going to be a big Beer Tasting Weekend going on at the quarry park (campground) right next door. Apparently they are expecting a heck of a crowd which might make for less than ideal photography conditions. Plus, I might just wander off to the tasting never to be seen again... =)

    Shawn
    the heck with the cameras......... let's go drink some beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874 View Post
    Dorothy,

    I think that camera is you. You and Dale should start negotiating. If not maybe you could find another one and have your father restore it. I hear that he needs a project.

    John
    what dreams are made of

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkloss View Post
    the heck with the cameras......... let's go drink some beer!
    Photography and craft brewed beer... My favorites! Unfortunately it's a bit of a drive back back to John's... or anywhere from this place. Also, a ticket is $30.

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    I test mounted the old Anthony lens on the Century and it does barely cover to the edges! Research indicates it technically is a '5x7' lens. Mounted on an 8x10 camera there is a pleasing gradual fall off of light (unlike the abrupt cut-off of a modern lens). I think this means I'll keep the Century for now. This will give me a classic old 8x10 with a brass lens and a spanking new 8x10 with a modern lens to play with.

    BTW that Anthony lens is not a "bokeh" lens. It is a corrected, very sharp landscape lens about 250mm focal length.

    I thank my brother for the Anthony lens. He found it at a local flea market for a couple bucks.
    Last edited by ic-racer; 09-21-2009 at 09:20 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    If anyone is interested in a ULF horizontal enlarger project, there is a process camera in a basement in Strongsville waiting to be rescued.

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    Finally got the Anthony lens mounted on the Century.
    The inside of the lens barrel is too shiny and causes a lot of flare. I think I'm going to have to put some black felt in there before I take any pictures.


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    Gorgeous

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