Great article about the history of the 35mm format Here’s an excerpt; too funny! The first commercial Leica was produced eleven years later, in 1924, and for a number of years, “135” or “35mm,” as it was called, was also known as “miniature” format. Most professionals and serious amateurs, who scorned it, at least used… Continue reading More from my inbox
I had to recently write an artist biography for the exhibition at Atkins Photo Lab. I was advised that it would be helpful to explain to non-photographers why I make pictures of the places I do. It is something that I had not given much thought to for some time. So why do I photograph… Continue reading My Locations & Motivations
One of my on again off again projects is entitled ‘C Roads & Other Adventures. It has its roots on flickr. It stems from my broader research on ideas about the flâneur and psychogeography. Most term breaks I try to squeeze in at least one day of extensive driving and one of ‘walking’ to build… Continue reading C Roads & Other Adventures?
As an educator I often refer my students to glossaries of terms. Photography as a skill and craft is peppered with unfamiliar terms, I wrote one such glossary for our student’s use. This week I uncovered another useful one, from the University of Chicago. Its focus is on ‘Theories of Media‘ but of course photography figures largely… Continue reading Glossaries?
Researching analogue processes this week for work has lead me down a veritable rabbit hole of information. I am teaching a process that requires a certain level of finesse and attention to detail. Also this is a particular part of the process that I have not had to draw on in my own practice for some… Continue reading Old School. New School.