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gwpics posted a topic in Street Photography
gwpics posted a topic in Street PhotographyI have struggled with his image for a long time (I actually took it in 1997) mainly because I shot it on Agfa Vista 800 colour films nd the train after scanning was horrendous. I have now had another go using Dfine 2 to try and calm the grain down, and have produced this which I am reasonably pleased with. Taken with a Leica M6 using available light only in the Louvre in Paris. Sorry, no other details are available. Gerry
The Role of Film Photography in an AI World
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumWe are not that far down the road to hell with regard to AI and it appears than an increasing number of people are through with AI, photographers in particular. I love my M10 Monochrom and Q2 - and the stunning prints (other people's words, not self aggrandizement) that they can produce. As for AI imaging, my interest level is significantly lower than my interest in having an intimate physical relationship with a farm animal. This essay has me thinking that it's past time to dust off my M4-P, film developing kit and the ziploc bag full of Tri-X in my gear cabinet.
Back from the dead: Ferrania P30 B&W film
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumAnother film company has come back from the abyss! Ferrania P30 panchromatic B&W film (ISO 80) will be available beginning in mid-February. The images posted on the company's website that were made with this emulsion look really great. I am looking forward to ordering a couple of bricks of P30 and giving it a try. https://petapixel.com/2017/02/01/film-ferrania-returns-grave-unveils-new-p30-bw-35mm-film/ And - http://www.filmferrania.it/p30
How Can Analog Photography Be Saved?
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumHow Can Analog Photography Be Saved? Here are three interesting websites that are dedicated to the endeavor of saving analog photography. Digital photography is fun, quick and easy and can produce outstanding results; that having been said, it would be a real tragedy if analog cameras, film, chemisrty and the ability to outsource our printing needs were to vanish forever. The websites: https://www.oneyearwithfilmonly.com/single-post/Is-Film-Photography-Really-Saved https://cameraventures.com/help https://cameraventures.com/
Adib Mufty: "My return to film"
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumHere is an interesting story of how one man's photographic journey went full circle, bringing him back to his roots in film photography. He shows some interesting images along with the essay : http://emulsive.org/articles/return-to-film/my-return-to-film-adib-mufty
Film photography has found its feet again
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumFrom our friends at DP Review, a little food for photographic thought: Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/4909160716/analogue-photography-is-not-what-it-used-to-be?ref_=pe_1822230_482835640_dpr_nl_415_9
Dear Leica Forum members, I do not know if my post will go through moderation, but I will give it a try as I don't know any other place where somebody might know the answer. Jean Baudrillard was a prominent french sociologist, philosopher, postmodern thinker, photographer (on the basis of his works and ideas films such as Matrix and V for Vendetta were made) Maybe, anybody here met him or knew him as a photographer? Maybe somebody knows what were the camera models he used? Anything about JB photography one may share would be precious. I have looked into every single uncollected interview, every single possible source where he speaks about photography, spoke with people who personally knew him, but so far, nobody knows what was the camera. The only thing is known that he started his journey in photography with a small Japanese camera gifted to him I am attaching of the photos of JB from his album... There is something very special about it, it does seduce you as JB would have probably said , it looks "empy" but that's the whole idea, perhaps... Somebody like me , a total goofy in everything related to film camera world (and digital for that matter), was insanely drewn into photography thanks to Jean Baudrillard's work I really really hope there is somebody here who knows the camera model or at least give a hint where to search for Kanykei
Where does film photography go from here?
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumFrom Kosmo Foto, here are two articles on the future of film based photography. Both are long reads but present some worthwhile information IMO. A passage from the above article: "...the nearly one billion rolls of film a year sold in the US at the height of the film market in the early 2000s has dwindled to a few tens of millions a year..." Yes. it is always better to sell a billion rolls of film a year - but if photographers are buying a "paltry" 30 million rolls of film a year - 1/33rd of the billion rolls a year of legend and lore - that still amounts to over 576,900 rolls of film purchased per week. If the profit per roll of film for both manufacturer and retail seller were $2.00 a roll - and I would guess that given film prices today, that is a reasonable estimate, and may be low for the manufacturer - that amounts to a over a million dollars profit per week for both manufacturers and retailers. That's not pocket change and I would think there are a lot of other businesses out there who compete for much smaller pots of gold than $52 million plus per year.
The case for the Rolleiflex MX
Herr Barnack posted a topic in Film ForumMatt Thompson makes a strong case for the Rolleiflex MX - there are so many truly great 120 format film cameras out there looking for homes these days... https://emulsive.org/articles/opinion/working-inside-the-limits-of-your-equipment
gwpics posted a topic in Street PhotographyParis has always been a special place for street photography for me and, although I haven't been there for far too long, I try and emulate the work of its' great photographers such as HC-B, Robert Doisneau and (dare I say) Peter Turnley. For me it is like fishing on a great trout stream in that you are always bound to have a good catch. This was taken in 2000 using my M6 and Kodak T-Max 400 film home processed. I think it was with the 50mm Summicron lens, although I can't be 100% sure. Gerry