“This is going to sound crazy, but they talk about spiritual things: God, the afterlife, a better world for them,” Reynolds says.” —Talking Budgie Predicted His Own Death
If in years to come somebody asks me what I was doing while Obama was being invested as president of the USA, I’ll have to remember that I was boiling an octopus.
AS: It seems like a lot of contemporary photography is about photography, more than anything else.
TP: Yes, but in a sense, no one’s work is more about photography than Garry Winogrand – it’s just that he had a very interesting view of photography, which was incredibly complex. I do talk to the students at Yale about using a small camera more and more. Taking so many pictures taught me a lot, even unconsciously, about being out in the world and using a camera to make pictures. It also taught me a lot about different picture forms, and the use of space. Many students today are completely ignorant about that, so the pictures are generally something plopped in the center of the frame and digitally printed to 40x50. I shouldn’t castigate the students, but it turns up in the galleries too, and it’s just not very interesting; it’s not very satisfying as a visual experience. Maybe it’s simply a case of finding a number if interestingly tormented people. Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander - they were all lunatics.” — Tod Papageorge in Seesaw Magazine
Strange to see that anybody would like to go to my Spanish hometown to take pictures :o)
Hum, having a medium like photography and wanting to take chance out of it sounds like wanting to be a salmon swimming upstream.
15 x Ilford FP4+ 125 - 135-36 = £35.25
15 x Ilford HP5+ 400 - 135-36 = £35.25
6 x Fuji Neopan 400 - 120 roll (Dated April 2009) - 5 PACK MEGA SPECIAL !! = £38.94
That should sort me out for a while. Not for that long though. 35mm film has gone up 20p a roll or so, and I’m wondering where to get it cheaper than 7dayshop.
Lots of videos of interviews emerging lately. On this very same tumblr you have in the last days Todd Hido, Mark Cohen and Roger Ballen. All worth it!