I spotted this uploaded to YouTube and had to share it. It’s from a 1995 documentary called Reel Satriani on the making of Joe Satriani’s seventh, self-titled album. There’s several cool things about this: 1. It’s from the end of the analog age. Everything in it
John Crane has many reasons [http://emulsive.org/interviews/i-am-john-crane-and-this-is-why-i-shoot-film] for sticking with film during his career, but this is one of my favorites: > "I spend so much time in front of the computer that when the time comes to get away and enjoy photography – the last thing I want
Analog gear has always been a guilty pleasure for me (and I'm sure for my readers as well). So, whenever a book comes along with excuses to embrace analog technology, I devour it. While Nicholas Carr focused on science to back his pro-analog arguments in the books The Shallows [http:
"People say, But with a computer you could go so much faster. Well, I don’t want to go faster. If anything, I should go slower. I don’t think all that fast." - David McCullough [http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/894/the-art-of-biography-no-2-david-mccullough] on why he used a typewriter from
Make sure if you take part in the analogue film resurgence, you do it for the right reasons: the slow, mindful approach to photography and the emphasis on material output. Pretty much everything else about it is the same gear trap as digital.
Just a reminder from Martin Scorsese [http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/04/martin-scorsese-kodak-film-letter/] and the reason I recommend some kind of analogue output your photographs: > “Everything we do in HD is an effort to recreate the look of film. Film, even now, offers a richer visual palette than HD.
From Ian Brown [http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/humanity-takes-millions-of-photos-every-day-why-are-most-so-forgettable/article12754086/?service=mobile] (via @docdez [https://twitter.com/docdez]): > “This spring, I was an adjudicator of the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival photography competition. This week, my three fellow judges – all professional photographers and curators – and I announced that
From Side by Side [http://sidebysidethemovie.com/], a new documentary on the advances in digital cinematography (via Reason [http://reason.com/archives/2013/06/07/films-without-film]): > “Lars von Trier, co-founder of the avant-garde Dogma 95 filmmaking movement, concurs, arguing that ‘there’s a lot of talent that could be freed
I finally got a chance to catch Sound City [http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/], the documentary by Dave Grohl about an old recording studio and the many bands who recorded there. I was sure there’d be some correlation between the subject and photography, and I wasn’t disappointed. > “In this