Madeleine by Benoît Felten For months, I’d been looking slightly fascinated at cyanotype prints. I was first exposed to them through Sinead McDonald, and then via 500px’s Britta Hershman. I loved the subdued and slightly uneven rendition. So when the opportunity arose to take a lesson with Sinead last time I was in Ireland, I totally [...]
Craft & Vision is David duChemin’s imprint of photography ebooks and if you’ve been reading this blog you know that I’ve read a number of them and generally like them (see reviews of Dodge & Burn and Portraits of Earth). One of the great things about these ebooks is that they’re dirt cheap, at $5 a pop (except for their magazine and a newly released Big Book). Well for the next three days, there’s a 50% discount on everything over at Craft & Vision except the aforementioned magazine and Big Book. The amount of useful information you’ll get for $2.50 a pop is honestly astounding, there are way worse ways to spend your money!
I have no affiliation with C&V, I’m just a generally happy customer who keeps being amazed at the quality of their products. Don’t hesitate to ask about specific books in comments if you’re interested. I don’t own them all but I have read a fair few!
A third shot from the Amsterdam Klezmer Band concert in April 2012 in Paris, this one from accordion player Theo van Tol. As a photographer, I love accordion players: the instrument offers such graphic possibilities… From the same concert you can check out photos of trombone player Joop van der Linden and trumpet player Gijs Levelt.
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.
This is the plum tree in my garden in the spring. I used the really funky DreamCanvas film from Hipstamatic along with the Melodie lens to try and get this « japanese » look to the shot.
On a beautiful winter day I walked with my sons to the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre and took a lateral shot which I quite like. i gave it an old timey processing without overdoing it for what I hope is an interesting but not too classic postcard look.
This is a black and white variant of Pink Sunrise. Interesting how the feeling it conveys is radically different, isn’t it?
Michael Freeman’s The Photographer’s Eye is something of a personal photography bible of mine. I’ve done two full page to page reads in about as many years, and I regularly flick through for nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. So this review will be enthusiastic, inevitably. It’s not like this is a confidential book by an [...]
As I was walking alongside a run path on the western short of Manhattan I stumbled upon these old wooden piles and thought that the old and new contrast with the Jersey City waterfront would be interesting…
The first time I went to see Trombone Shorty live, the place was so packed I couldn’t get close to the stage like I normally do. So I got some shots from the crowd instead…