The Shortest Month Gives Way on Flickr.
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little brighter when it does, people are wearing a layer or two fewer. Generally much rejoicing as we close out February and head into March.
For my part though, I’ll miss the long shadows the sun casts in the winter months, not to mention sunrise at a civilized time.
Pro Eto Revisited on Flickr.
A modern take on Aleksandr Rodchenko’s photomontages created to illustrate Mayakovski’s opus ‘Pro Eto’. Teetering right on the edge of incomprehension. (as all good art school projects should).
Of course, not entirely true to the spirit of the original. Rodchenko cut pictures out of magazines whereas I took all of these myself. As far back as 1988 and as recently as last week.
Aleksandr’s Perspective on Flickr.
In the spirit of Rodchenko. Neopan 1600 developed on Clayton F76. Damn, I like this combo. Pity I didn’t discover it years ago, only have a few rolls of Neopan left. :-(
A project for school, emulate a favourite photographer. Of course, I picked the guy with the collages. Will be hard at it with my scalpel and glue stick tomorrow.
Some info on the Russian master for those not familiar with his work. Well, for those not familiar with his name. Half a dozen or so of his images have been so widely used that it’s pretty inconceivable that anyone hasn’t seen them before!
Time to take the skeletons out of the closet on Flickr.
The last time I made prints in a darkroom, this guy was fat and jolly as was the newspaper he’s reading. Lots of people still connected to the internet via modems and fax machines were still a thing. The first viable DSLR’s were just about to start shipping and nobody talked about analog photography because photography was still, for all intents and purposes, wholly analog.
Fortunately, it turns out that printing is just like riding a bike. Not a skill you lose over time. Was able to pump out contact sheets for the last 65 rolls I’ve shot and do a couple prints for good measure in just under 4 hours.
The darkrooms at Emily Carr are very nice to work in and the Kreonite for RC prints has got to be the cleanest paper processor I’ve ever seen. Looking forward to spending a substantial amount of time there over the next few months.
Have also gained a new appreciation for my Fuji GW-670iii, having never made an actual silver print from it before. My Canon scanner does not do the negatives justice at all.
Blue Monday on Flickr.
And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me
Just how I should feel today
Memories of Linton Garner on Flickr.
Random gentleman passing by the post-Zen scrum on Friday remembers the sadly missed Rossini’s quite animatedly.
Rossini’s was an institution for decades in Vancouver where pianist Linton Garner, the elder brother of giant Erroll Garner, held down the house for nearly 30 years until his passing in 2003.
I only went there a few times myself, being much more into the Avante Garde than dinner Jazz but, Linton was a fine, fine player and highly deserving of such enthusiasm, even a decade on.