Manitou Springs, Colorado. 2000.
Beautiful film but your exposure has to be spot on. If not then scanning and post processing is a handful. Here are a few from 2000
Helen Gee was the first women run photo gallery. I read her book several years ago and it was very interesting to see how she went about it. To have been alive and there in NYC at the time…..aaaahh. Strongly recommend her book.
On my android phone I have an app that takes videos and turns them into multi-panel story boards. Not perfect but for some videos the boards turn out interesting.
From the 2016 Cubs World Series Parade in Chicago
Weird little app on my phone that takes videos and turns them into line drawing storyboards. This one is from the VERY rainy 2015 F1 race in Austin.
This is a series I shot in 2000 on the Rolleiflex Automat that I just had refurbished. Ilford FP4 film. I was amazed how much detail I was able to capture to say nothing of the mood. The cemetery is in Fayetteville, NY where I was living at the time.
Leon Russell’s version of the Bob Dylan song. A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fallOh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall
Shot on JCH 400 film. Tricky to scan as it’s pretty ‘curly’. It seemed to catch a lot of dust which I blame on my drying environment!!
These were shot on my Android Phone. Nice sometimes not to have to spot the photos to get rid of dust spots
Great video about how the book selling world works - specially for phonebooks - little remains for the artist and in many cases the cost of producing the book falls squarely on the artist.
Now that I’m interested in photographing clouds and severe weather it seems to be all around us here in Colorado. Going to Kansas for my part time job also affords me even more opportunities.
Shot on Adox Silvermax and developed in the Silvermax developer.
Simla Days, 2018. I was born in this small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. I like to stop by every once and a while.
Lafayette Cars and Coffee
There is more film now in some ways than ever before. Yes Kodak and Fuji have pulled plenty of stock off the shelves but recently Today brought back Tmax 3200. They are hopefully are bringing back a ‘chrome film if the rumors are to be believed. This page has B&W film, C-41 and E-6.
A fine Friday Tune
July 4th was the first time the Colorado Airstream Club did an Urban Rally. Most rallies are done at a dedicated campsite and so far never within a city. During the winter we meet without our ‘rigs’ at a restaurant usually in a city. So an Urban rally was a hybrid - bring a rig or not.
This year the Urban Rally was hosted by Mike Artz of The Public Works a local Multimedia, Design and Fabrication company. As The sole provider for multimedia for Airstream you could say he has a soft spot for the brand!
This was the 4th of July so we had a full day @ Mike’s playhouse. This included a neat tour of the Battery 621 building which houses not only The Public Works but other creative workspaces. Mike and some of his partners gave us a look into what they do. This included Mike doing an impromptu lecture on Adobe’s Lightroom software.We went to lunch at a local , authentic Mexican restaurant.
And…. drumroll….. the topper literally was time spent up on the rooftop deck at Battery 621
Prentice Women’s Hospital ( also the Psych Institute) was were my first wife worked and my first child was born. It was an Iconic building by the architect Betrand Goldberg. When it was announced that they were tearing it down a lot of us alums protested. Never went anywhere and it came down to make way for a $90 million research building. Here is the link ( long) about the politics
I guess the adage ‘You live by the sword you die by the sword’. This is typical old school Chicago politics- would you really expect anything more?
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In a career spanning more than half a century, Bruce Davidson is known for his dedication to the documentation of social inequality. Davidson attended Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Yale University, where he studied with Josef Albers. He was later drafted into the army and stationed near Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the renowned cooperative photography agency Magnum Photos. After his military service, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine and, in 1958, became a full member of Magnum. From 1958 to 1961, he created such seminal bodies of work as The Circus and Brooklyn Gang. In 1962, he received a Guggenheim fellowship and immersed himself in documenting the American civil rights movement. In 1963, the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented his early work in a solo exhibition, the first of several. In 1967, Davidson received the first grant for photography from the National Endowment for the Arts. For two years, he focused his lens on East 100th Street in Manhattan. The photographs were exhibited at MoMA in 1970, and remain one of his most acclaimed bodies of work. In 1980, he explored the vitality and distress of the New York City subway. From 1991 to 1995 he photographed the landscape and layers of life in Central Park. More recently, he followed this exploration of nature to Paris and Los Angeles, carefully examining the relationship between nature and urban life. Davidson received an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998 to return to East 100th Street to document the revitalization and renewal that occurred in the thirty years since he last photographed it. His awards include the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2004, a Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007, the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award from Sony in 2011, and an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Classic bodies of work from his fifty-year career have been extensively published in monographs and are included in major public and private fine art collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography in New York, and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. He currently lives in New York City, and continues to make photographs.