OK... I admit it... I giggled...
"They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."
— Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs
Aldo, you're thinking is sound, different tools for different purposes (as has been iterated ad nauseam in countless threads here...)
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
I'm sort of like your dad, only it took me a couple of years to get into LF.
Originally Posted by Chris Lange
When I finally got there, I was excited. After a few years of trying, convincing myself it was the ultimate, I just couldn't go on. Not that the prints were not nice. I just wasn't taking the pictures I wanted to take, because I couldn't. So why struggle with something you don't even enjoy?!
So I got back to Hasselblad and 35mm again, and with the first roll I was very happy again.
There is no 'best format'. Only what we enjoy to work with. I'd much rather be limited by format than my brain.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh
It isn't the Art, or the medium that is in danger.
It is the industry and the marketplace that grew up around film that is in danger.
And with it, the easy accessibility that we film users miss the most.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
You were perfectly clear, so not at all your fault.
Originally Posted by Aldo M.
And this below is beautiful in any language. Poetry transcends...
Originally Posted by Aldo M.
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Thanks Molli , but i know my horrible english style so i have to improve ...
if you want pure poetry (and i am not an artist or a poet, but i read something)this is ultimate(???) for me and inspire my vision of photography:
This part was taken from Decameron, a film of Pasolini ( one of the best italian artist and poetry of afterwar) ; this was the rappresentation of a student of Giotto... (it was Pasolini himself in this role) that dream the "work".
It's in italian but the last words:
" Perchè realizzare un'opera, quando è così bello sognarla soltanto? "
sound like this : "Why create a work, when it is so nice to only dream about?"
I think that beauty does not belong to me! (and this can create some misunderstanding ... it's sound strange even in italian )
FILM is one of the most important invention of the history of the world ... a second writing , more near to the primitive language of the first humans .
If you think that is off topic , don't worry , cancel it , ok it' night for me tomorrow morning i'm taking some photos ( or only dreaming )
Last edited by Aldo M.; 09-29-2013 at 04:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.
All my local CVS pharmacies carry Kodak Tri-X 400. Must be a reason for it.
In looking for another topic this morning, I stumbled across a thread on dpreview. Ten years ago, this very same topic would have started a mud slinging fight the likes of a civil war, horribly ugly.
By the time I got to the last post, I was literally teary eyed, I could not believe what I was reading...folks, there are still some small thorns in there, but overall, this is an amazing change of attitude:
Besides the many personal reasons, another possible reason is this, he is a bit long winded here so you might be like me and get most of it 1/3rd the way in:
Last edited by PKM-25; 10-09-2013 at 01:06 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Have you seen this thread? It'll bring a smile to your face.
Originally Posted by PKM-25
Well ... I could easily recognize all the places in those 6x7 shots if they were all consistently upside-down like they're supposed to be in a