My friend Satoru Yoshioka stopped by the other day and handed me his platinum printing rig. Platinum printing is a fairly easy process for your black and white negatives. Gary Auerbach has a great description on the process: Platinum printmaking made simple. I’m hoping to get some chemicals this week and start printing this month.
I have a little power struggle with my scanner. It thinks it knows more than me. It wants to decide where images begin and end. Don’t even try to argue with it about images with black borders. So, imagine my glee when the scanner created this diptych out of two negs. Ok, maybe not glee, […]
The details are slim. The promo is dark. Could this be the camera I’ve been waiting for? Digital cameras have a sensor that is smaller than your typical 35mm film area. This makes your lens behave differently. My wide-angle 24 becomes a mediocre lens. My lensbaby becomes a telephoto lensbaby. My telephoto becomes an oh-my-gawd […]
I knew Chartre would be a cool village to visit. I wasn’t prepared for the amazing blue windows. Perhaps I’m getting conditioned to the effect of stained-glass windows. I’ve been to some of the finest cathedrals: Notre Dame de Paris, Sagrada Familia (even the empty windows are amazing), the Vatican, and of course Sainte Chappelle. […]