"A fine art photographer should have a lot of patience, should never give up, should never subordinate his beliefs to commerce or money and last but not least, the trend should not be his friend."
via MULL IT OVER.
• 20 November 2013 • 68 notes
“The same thing that mattered 100 years ago still matters today: you need to be thoughtful about your craft, and have something to say and that has to ooze out of your soul. No matter what medium you work in, the cream will always rise to the top. Before the internet, amazing people were discovered because they were amazing people. Now everyone thinks they are amazing and need the internet to be discovered. It’s just not the case.”
— Paul Schiek (via conscientious)
• 19 November 2013 • 26 notes
“Simply put, I’d rather show you than tell you.”
Ron Jude, Interview in Ahorn Issue 4
In other news, usual programming shall now commence.
• 14 November 2013 • 2 notes
“He also advises all photographers who are working with digital printing today to carefully notate, on the verso of all prints, the date the print was made, the machine it was made on, the number of ink-jet colors that was used and the exact kind of paper involved in the printmaking. Why? Because already intimately acquainted with the vagaries of the restoration process of silver prints – he understands that this may not be possible with machine-made photographs in future. Digital prints, having come into being far earlier than they theoretically should have without the science to insure longevity, and having undergone so many generations of materials in such a short time, have been fading at an alarming rate and many early prints are now gone or nearly so. How will restoration be possible in the future for these works? Possibly it will not, but without these critical notations, no possibility will exist.”
Read more: Manfred Heiting, the most important photobooks collecter in the world. (via thephotographicimage)
Longevity is a key point about printing that always seems to be neglected or overlooked by photographers, teachers, artists and students.
• 4 July 2013 • 92 notes
Michael Shannon for Telegraph Magazine
My portrait of Michael Shannon is out in today’s Telegraph Magazine.
• 15 June 2013 • 2,400 notes
— SELLING MAMIYA RZ PRO II KIT —
- Mamiya RZ Pro II Body - Tested/ Works great!
- 110mm f2.8 Mamiya-Sekor Lens - Tested/ Works great!
- Camlink UV Filter - Unscratched
- 180mm f4.5 Mamiya-Sekor Lens - Tested/ Works Great! (Slight mark on edge of front lens, not noticed it on negs however.)
- 65mm f.4 Mamiya-Sekor Lens - Untested/ Has a small bit of dust inside lens
- Mamiya 120 Film backs x2 - Tested/ Work great! - No light leaks!
- Mamiya RZ Polaroid Film Back - Tested/ Works Great! - One side of the hinge isn’t connected but when closed is light proof & secure.
- Pack of FujiFilm Instant Color Film FP-100 (10 Prints) Unsure of exp date, has been kept in fridge though.
- Pelican case (Black) with cut out foam shaped for above mentioned kit. Waterproof/ shockproof. Keeps everything V. Safe & dust free!
This kit has been well looked after and loved. Please email me at email@example.com with any (serious) offers.
• 29 April 2013 • 5 notes
I have a new website!
Portraiture section has been updated with new work. Expect more to follow.
• 19 April 2013 • 3 notes
from the series Vintergatan
• 3 April 2013