Interesting to see all the varieties of photographers out and about this weekend in DC. Here’s the guy with two Rolleis and a strobe-on-a-pole photographing teenage girls. Here’s the guy with the Mamiya twin lens. Click for detail. Looks like he could have used some glittens. Camera metal was C O L D on Tuesday. … Continue reading Old Cameras at the Inauguration
I haven’t seen a multimedia piece (or photographs) from the inauguration that I’ve enjoyed more than Bruce Gilden’s “Faces of Joy” over on Magnum in Motion. Well worth the wait! © Bruce Gilden More inauguration on 2point8, or three MDM vids from 01/20/2009.
A long time ago, in a post far away, I pitted a few pictures against Google’s Street View as a lark, to see which had more aesthetic muscle, a chosen picture or a robot’s picture. A faulty Word Press upgrade later, the pictures were wiped out, but a question remained. “Are robots good photographers?” (A … Continue reading Seeing Everything, Michael Wolfe, Robotic Cameras as a Kind of Surveillance, Trawling for Gold, Gigapan as the New Digital Back (and only 1 self-link)
I can’t wait to see Ballast, and hope I haven’t missed it, like I missed Trouble the Water. The director, Lance Hammer, namechecks Eggleston and Hido on KCRW’s The Treatment, all while sounding like my kind of filmmaker, one who isn’t scared of stillness, silence, or not using the latest digital camera. When was the … Continue reading Tidbits 11/08