YMMB by fon (official music video)
When was the last time you looked at your desktop wallpaper and thought: „Man. This is so fucking boring. This shit makes me seem so very uninteresting. I think I’m gonna throw up. Yep. Definitely gonna go puke now.“
Well, worry no more for I and my genius mind are gonna save your throat AND your toilet.
Let me introduce you to „museum weekly“. It’s an attempt at presenting your tired eyes with an subjectively amazing photographer of my choice.
Here’s how it works. Every week or so, I’m going to make one of these museum-wall-like desktop wallpapers for you to download and marvel at. I’m also going to provide you with a tiny bit of information about the artist and the picture. Just enough to make you curious about what you’re looking at. That way you and I are getting the chance of learning about new or established photographers in a museum-like environment AT YOUR HOME.
Hell, I could even call it that. But I won’t.
What I will do though is let you suggest new artists to me and maybe your photographer could be next weeks master in our tiny exhibition.
So here is week 1’s subject.
These two pictures were taken by the well known american photographer and painter Saul Leiter. He was born in 1923 and died in 2013. He was one of the first photographers to make color frames, starting in 1946. This was revolutionary at the time, since photography was only taken seriously when taken in black and white. Color was so mundane that the artsy world despised it.
Download the wallpaper by clicking this link.
Just wanted to let you know (and encourage you a bit) that I finally managed to change
all many of my passwords and store them to 1Password. I really feel a like a hyper-responsible citizen now. You should too!
A few days ago I went on an adventure. Thanks to some unforeseen events I got to get press access at the Vogelball and Spektrum Open Air music festivals. Being all excited about the possibility to gain backstage access on a major stage I went off, my new to me Canon AE-1 and and a Nikon AF3 in my Bag but forgetting the key to access the DSLR I actually wanted to use. Fuck it, I said and made this an all-analog evening of shooting. Considering I wasn’t sure it both cameras were working properly, this was a pretty big act of braveness I thought. But it didn’t stop there, because my new found bravery led me to develop those 4 color film rolls ON MY OWN.
Needless to say I was scared as hell, when I took my first roll out of the spool but as you can see in the following pictures it worked out just fine.
In hindsight I would have come better prepared. The decision to develop on my own came to late to hold up to a professional standard of nice timing, and I really should have taken more advantage of my press badge to get more good exposures. Also: shaky-hands.
All in all I can just repeat that shooting analog on an event like this, feels like an entirely new way to shoot. The uncertainty if you “got the shot” could possibly kill a photographer who only shot digitally before.
About that C41 Development: It’s really straight forward. The only real “challenge” is to keep the right temperatures, especially if you have to go through a whole lot of rolls. But if you’ve developed black and white film before, C41 should in the end be easier.
The pictures from the AF3 are still missing, but I’ll update this article when I hold them in my Blix-soaked hands.
Learning is fun, isn’t it?
No Martin Parr or Andreas Gursky, but I still like these pictures. These are my first attempts at this “planned out” approach on landscape photography and I really feel the vibe that landscape photographers must get while working. It’s a pretty zen like thing to do – something everyone, especially street-photographers should try once in a while.
I took The following image 13 months ago. This was about two months in since I moved to Hamburg.
The next image was taken today. This is my representation of the progress I made and I have to say that I really am proud of myself. Progress. </shmokmode>
Lunch-Photowalk – 25th June 2014
As mentioned yesterday I’m now building the extremely good habit of doing daily photowalks. No special intention, but using my Ricoh as much as possible.
So lange die Ricoh Funktioniert, muss sie auch benutzt werden.