Friday, April 29, 2005
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man:
I'm being such a giant film geek right now. I know, what? People still shoot with film? Yes, for fine art applications I still enjoy using film. Sure, I can get some similar effects with digital, but there's something about taking a full-manual camera somewhere and totally eyeballing the proper exposure, setting it on the camera, and having the meter tell me I'm dead on that gets my brainmeats all tingly. Anyway, I'm taking a manual 35mm SLR with a regular prime lens and a Lensbaby, a quad-lens toy camera, my Leica C2 for handy point-and-shoot situations, and a couple of digital cameras - one SLR and one that's basically like a digital rangefinder and looks like one of those old brick cameras from the 70s. Mmmmmmmm cameras.
After I get to NYC I'm dropping my film from Europe off at a lab that processes Scala and Kodachrome, because I'm taking those two (fairly rare) films with me to Europe, and then on the flight home from NYC I'll review the contact sheets and decide what I need enlarged/printed. (Making prints from slides is FUN!) I can then drop off my negs at my local lab and have shiny new enlargements ready for Artwalk. That's me - always thinking, and always using my vacation time to be productive instead of relaxing. I swear, I'll be dead or incapacitated before I turn 40.
babbled by Kat @ 12:36:00 AM |