Pinecone in Darkness
Canon 7D, f/13, 1s, ISO 200
Still life is as much an exercice in technique as it can be an artistic endeavour. I’ve long been fasinated by Edward Weston’s Pepper No. 30 and without any illusion of getting anywhere near his mastery of light, I’ve been experimenting with similar in the studio still life concepts. I did a fair amount of work on pinecones, and this one is one of the most interesting results, I think.
Vintage Camera Porn #2: Moskva 5
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/16, 3.2s, ISO 100
I started working on this Vintage Camera Porn series last year, and tried to shoot and post-process all of the cameras as consistently as I could, but I’m only now rediscovering them and tweaking them in ways that truly satisfy me.
Vintage Camera Porn #3: Dana 120
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/11, 0.8s, ISO 200
To say that the Dana 120 is not a good camera is not criticism, it’s stating the obvious. Its cult status is mostly the result of a niche love for blurry pictures. And it looks funky and weighs nothing…
A macro shot of a piano’s hammers.
This old till was sitting in the basement of a local community center. I love those old machines where the rivets are apparent and the patina on the buttons tells you how infrequent it was for people to buy stuff that cost more than 200 Fr.
I’ve recently begin to purchase old cameras at flea markets to use as photographic subjects. I’ve tried a few, but my fun is really in looking at them as objects of a bygone era. This one was the first shot in that series and (still) is my favourite.
There’s a second hand bookshop near where I live that had a whole lot of late 19th century prints of obscure Jules Verne books. I thought the covers looked too good to pass, and shot them with my iphone for lack of a better camera.
I find beauty in patterns and occasionally a real close up look onto something (like this pinecone) brings up a new kind of beauty…
A Hipstamatic shot with the weird Salvador lens that creates in-photo reflections.