Ah, movie film… It’s great stuff, really, even expired it gives really good, predictable and repeatable results. FPP’s 320 T is some expired Kodak Vision film, helpfully loaded into 35mm cassettes by the good people at the FPP. Visionary film directors used Kodak Vision 320T for such titles as Unbreakable, the Kill Bill series, Being John Malkovich, and The Man Who Wasn’t There, so if you want to see how good this film can look, look up one of those.
If, on the other hand, you want to see what a rank amateur with plastic cameras and ancient chemicals can get out of it, read on… Continue reading “FPP 320 T: beautiful, if you can get the &%$# remjet off…”
Fred Herzog: Modern Color, has been sitting in my “to review” pile for nearly a year (or more?), since I jumped on a pre-order of it (if I recall). I don’t know what I’ve been waiting for… time to look more closely at it, probably, and the work deserves more time than I’ve given it. Herzog’s street work from 1950s and 60s Vancouver is gorgeous and Hatje Cantz did a great job with the printing. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Fred Herzog: Modern Color’”
I got hip to Photobook Phenomenon many months ago, thanks to Jorg Colberg and Conscientious. It’s less a photobook than a collection of zines, featuring theoretical and historical essays, a survey of great book(cover)s from Martin Parr’s collection, and a poster, all held together in a sealed slipcase with a pull-tab that you need “Remove only in case of reading –>” Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Photobook Phenomenon’”
FPP-rolled, expired Kodak Vision 2 100T, is a rather grainy, motion picture stock from the good people at the FPP. Beware: it’s got remjet, but if you manage to get that gunk off, and can pull the green out of it in post (or shoot with a strong-enough orange filter over your flash (or an 85 color correction filter over the lens)), it’s not bad, really. Continue reading “Kodak Vision 2 100T: 1 Year, 2 Lomos, 3 Rolls”
Stephen Shore is a new publication from MoMA, designed to accompany its 2017-18 Shore survey. It’s an interesting sort of exhibition catalog, and while it has examples of Shore’s work from over 6 decades, through all of his different styles formats, the arrangement of the book bothers me a bit. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Stephen Shore’”
What can one say about Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places that hasn’t already been said by someone more qualified, more intimately familiar, more theoretically grounded, more generally knowledgable?
If you haven’t held this book in your hands and flipped slowly through the images, you owe it to yourself to do so, one day. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Uncommon Places’”
Barnaby Nutt is on a roll… first there was ‘No Constructive Conclusions’ with Wojtek and Pavel, then ‘Nighttime Adventures in Neopan’ with Smith, and just barely 2 months into 2018, here he is with ‘Fabryka,’ a solo zine of industrial estates in various stages of abandonment, the decaying factory towns that support(ed) them, and the used-up looking land that surrounds both. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Fabryka’”