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1 hour ago, AntonioF said:

Anita Ekberg's Twister pad?

Love the way you think! Gonna get a white kitty, now, for some retakes of La Dolce Vita.

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La Dolce Vita

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vor 19 Stunden schrieb Ernest:

Thanks for the tip of the hat, and the hat I am thinking of here belongs to Fellini and Italian cinema. Marcello, I'm So Bored is a student film that John Milius co-directed and George Lucas edited when they were students at USC. I saw the send-up film poking fun at Italian cinema with other student films in 1966. I started playing with Albers transparency ideas for color fields, so I went for the carnival palette and was thinking Fellini with Nino Rota playing in the background, even though the incomparable 8-1/2 is in black and white. It's Marcello Mastroianni, of course.

BTW I posted another version on Diptychs and Triptychs that plays different tricks to Rota's film scores.

Thank you Ernest for the additional information. Of course -Marcello calls for Mastroianni-but I thought it was an insider joke and dismissed the association. Found the film on u-tube and will watch it. My fantasy about your color field Marcello, I'm So Bored was: Young Piet, after having won the All-Netherland- Hopscotch-Competition runs home, takes his water colors and sets out to design the new Standard Hopscotch Competition Field... a pattern which is later approved by Juppi Albers and added to  the Bauhaus kindergarten playground..  

To add a personal thought: photography in its best moments for me is all about colors and/or shades, proportions, shapes and how they carry the mood or the idea. So when looking at your beautiful art, I find all of this --except the "pictorialistic" form. I feel  that your color fields are  transcending  photography to a different level and always fun and a pleasure to look at.  

 

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4 hours ago, Ernest said:

I am at a loss to think of anyone, offhand, who would succumb to the temporary insanity of giving any validity to an entirely experimental Farbfilm mit unvorhersehbar with "exploding colors, bursting red, and toxic grain," unless the day pass out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest never got punched. I mean, Color Implosion! We're talking ticking time bomb here, Area 51, nuclear winter. The bloke's Burberry is a dead giveaway. "I'm not lookin' at you, man, without my Ray Bans, otherwise I would melt your eyeballs with envy. You like Adox? I got some people."

Toxic grain! Yes!

Now, I am plotting carefully a scenario that involves Fujicolor Natura 1600 a certain angel airlifted to my helipad. No, strike the helipad. I'm getting carried away. Nurse Ratched? Who's Nurse Ratched? She's got a prescription of ADOX for toxic grain?

Very funny, Rog.  I think your coined phrase "toxic grain" may well have been a better label for this film.  :)   That dude had no idea what he was in for 🤣

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3 hours ago, Tmx said:

R7, Elmarit 35mm, Agfa APX 100, Xtol 1+1

Bavarian Alpine Foreland

wow, this is just perfect in every way imaginable.  Bravo!!

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5 hours ago, Kl@usW. said:

Thank you Ernest for the additional information. Of course -Marcello calls for Mastroianni-but I thought it was an insider joke and dismissed the association. Found the film on u-tube and will watch it. My fantasy about your color field Marcello, I'm So Bored was: Young Piet, after having won the All-Netherland- Hopscotch-Competition runs home, takes his water colors and sets out to design the new Standard Hopscotch Competition Field... a pattern which is later approved by Juppi Albers and added to  the Bauhaus kindergarten playground..  

To add a personal thought: photography in its best moments for me is all about colors and/or shades, proportions, shapes and how they carry the mood or the idea. So when looking at your beautiful art, I find all of this --except the "pictorialistic" form. I feel  that your color fields are  transcending  photography to a different level and always fun and a pleasure to look at.  

 

Your production of The Standard Hopscotch Competition Field gets a well-deserved greenlight. Very, very funny.  Isn’t hopscotch amazing? Let’s think of a kid’s game that doesn’t cost any money or require special equipment and can be played anywhere you can draw some squares on the floor or the ground.  I think you were on to your next film idea with the trees and a voiceover. Reminds me of Chris Marker, a film narrative with nothing but still images and voiceover with a plaintive music score.  Thanks for your generous take on my work. I appreciate the compliment. 

Cheers, Rog

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2 hours ago, A miller said:

Very funny, Rog.  I think your coined phrase "toxic grain" may well have been a better label for this film.  :)   That dude had no idea what he was in for 🤣

Oh, I would like to poach that term “toxic grain,“ but ADOX has it bagged. Right on the label: “imploding colors, bursting red, toxic grain.”  And in microscopic font is the following disclaimer: 

“Experimental color film with unpredictable results! This product will be replaced if defective  in manufacture, labeling, or packaging. Except for such replacement, this product is sold without other warranty or liability, unless malice or gross negligence on our part is involved.”

Love the bit about malice?  That’s what you get with toxic grain, and here all along I thought Starbucks had the market cornered on ☢️ toxic grain for some dark brew out of Sumatra. 🤪

Rog 🎬

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vor 16 Stunden schrieb christoph_d:

Some of my NY subjects disappeared in a puff of smoke...

M4-P, 50, Ektar100

Very cool!

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vor 7 Stunden schrieb A miller:

wow, this is just perfect in every way imaginable.  Bravo!!

Thank you Adam! Best regards

Jakob

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vor 11 Stunden schrieb Tmx:

R7, Elmarit 35mm, Agfa APX 100, Xtol 1+1

Bavarian Alpine Foreland

 The crossing of the horizon and the tree in foreground makes it very tranquil. The tonality is perfect. Did you use a yellow filter for the sky? 

btw:  the former Agfa Scala to my knowledge was the APX emulsion on a clear base. I like the deep shadows in both films. 

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vor 3 Stunden schrieb Kl@usW.:

 The crossing of the horizon and the tree in foreground makes it very tranquil. The tonality is perfect. Did you use a yellow filter for the sky? 

btw:  the former Agfa Scala to my knowledge was the APX emulsion on a clear base. I like the deep shadows in both films. 

Thank you Klaus!

In fact the orange filter was used for that capture. I simply couldn’t find the yellow one 😉

 I also forgot to mention that it‘s the new Agfa APX 100 film & not the old (original) one however it’s pretty good in combination with Xtol..

 

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