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    Film photography as fashion and the decline of the hipster

    to busy consuming film
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    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

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    B-E-L-C-H-!!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Many of the men at APUG have beards.
    My beard is older than most hipsters!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    My beard is older than most hipsters!
    but the question is do you count the age of your beard in dog years ..

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    I'm certainly not a hipster--there's no way I'd ever get a tattoo. I still associate them with carnies and ex-cons. However, I have been having fun the past two years using old box cameras. I often do hear, "Can you still get film for that?" I always reply, "No, but I keep using it anyway." Last night I was out with a large Gundlach Korona 5x7 camera taking some photos in a nearby park. I had several people come up and start talking to me about it. They were just interested is all. I've found that when I use one of my classic cameras such as a Leica, Rolleiflex, or Bessa folder it's easier for me to get people to pose for me than when it is when I use my modern Nikon. I find the spirit behind Lomography pretty interesting, actually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    but the question is do you count the age of your beard in dog years ..
    Nope- dude years.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    I've found that when I use one of my classic cameras such as a Leica, Rolleiflex, or Bessa folder it's easier for me to get people to pose for me than when it is when I use my modern Nikon.
    Yes, this really was my point too. I call them "novelty" cameras, where the novelty factor is often useful as the initial ice breaker. People who would otherwise be wary and aloof just aren't as threatened by antique or classic cameras. Or, significantly, the photographers who are carrying them.

    When acquiring my 4x5 Crown Graphic kit, I made sure that each piece was as close to brand new as possible. And cleaned up those pieces that weren't until they looked like they were. Not because I'm looking for attention. But because I want the camera to generate attention. Participatory portraiture. Not stealth portraiture.

    Often the first question asked is "Is that a replica?" "Nope. It's the real deal. A mid-1950s model press camera. Works beautifully." "But it looks brand new!" And at that point I've got 'em hooked.

    I do make a point of knowing a little of the history for each camera, and use that as part of my answers to questions. For instance, famous photos made with it that they might recall. Relating interesting stories and anecdotes serves to help put people on a more comfortable peer basis with you. You're simply telling them a fascinating story about a cool-looking old camera.

    I do often fib a little by stating that it's a new-to-me camera I'm just trying out. Harmless, and puts people even further at ease, since they're then obviously not the primary "target". Once they are comfortable, you'd be amazed at how many had grandfathers or great uncles that "used one of those" as newspapermen back in the day.



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    "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

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    Ken, I found the same thing. I can have my Canon (A typical Elan 7) and while people go "nice camera" its not noteworthy.

    I took out my new (to me) Yashica-Mat, and I had younger people fall over themselves to look at it.



 

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