A Lesson from the 90s in Finalizing Projects
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
A List of Reasons to Pick Up a Film Camera
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
Book Review: The Revenge of Analog
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
Film Isn't Dead
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.
There is No Digital Archival Format
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.
Why Our Photos Are So Forgettable
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
Less Respect, More Freedom
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