Friday, May 31, 2013

Beautiful Light Paintings on the Streets of New York City in the 1970s

Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources.

Using just a Nikon 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers and Christmas lights, California-based photographer Eric Staller created these incredible light paintings at night on the streets of New York City back in the 1970′s.
"While the camera was positioned on a tripod, with the lens opened for several minutes, I moved through urban spaces with a variety of light sources. These were exhibited and published world-wide. Cibachrome prints of these images are available through me."  He describes.

(via My Modern Metropolis)

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Stunning Self-Portraits by Luciia Motta

Lucia Taborga, aka Luciia Motta is an architect and photographer from Bolivia. She has been into photography since three years ago, and she loves shooting film too. Here are some of stunning self-portraits of Luciia Motta taken by various film cameras.

See more of her work on Flickr, Tumblr and Behance.

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Alexander Duvall - 5 things I love about Film

Alexander Duvall is a 20 year old photographer based-in Russellville, Arkansas, USA. He started shooting film when he was 16, when his father gave him an old film camera. Below are five main reasons why Alexander loves shooting film.

1. Sentimentality - My father gave me his old Pentax K1000 when I was sixteen. It was the same camera that he had used thirty years ago when he was an amateur wildlife photographer. Film photography quickly became one of the things that we had in common, and to this day we still go out and shoot together.

2. Restrictions - I know it might be strange to say, but the restrictions of film draw me to it. Knowing that I'm only going to get 24 or 25 photos from a roll film makes me take my time and take better pictures. I can shoot 200 photos on my DSLR in an hour and only like three photos; I can shoot 24 photos in an hour on my K1000 and love every single shot.

3. Variation & Simplicity - With film there is no white-balancing, no batteries, no digital restraints. It's all mechanics and chemistry. I don't have to edit my photos for them to look the way I want. i love being able to fool around with different brands, speeds, and models of film and cameras. If I want warm tones, I know what brands to go to; if i want cooler tones, I know what films will bring those out.

4. Community - There aren't many film users left, and the ones who stick around tend to form bonds. There are only certain places where I can even get film developed anymore and you get to know the people who work there. This is the same with online communities who share little tips and tricks from their own knowledge.

5. Outlook - As cheesy as it may sound, using film has really changed how I view the world. I think of time in the variations of where the sun is in the sky. I think of scenery in colors and distance rather than in whats physically there. I've become more in tune with my surroundings.

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Stunning Analogue Photos of Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, was named after Sir George Everest, who was the surveyor-general of India and the first to produce detailed maps of the Indian subcontinent including the Himalayas. Exactly sixty years ago, in 1953, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first to reach the summit of the "Holy Mother", as the Tibetans call the eight-thousander.

After an exhausting climb up the southern face, Norgay and Hillary reached the Everest’s top at 11:30 local time. It is reported that they stayed for only 15 minutes because they were low on oxygen, but used the time to take several photos and give a Buddhist offering to the gods, before beginning their slow descent to join their team leader Colonel John Hunt further down the mountain.

Here, a collection of stunning analogue photos of Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent.

Makalu as seen from Everest North Ridge by MisterMalbec

Rise above by i eaт sтars

Khumbu Valley Night Fog by Michael Bollino

mount everest by Sanjay Grg from Namche by through the lens of gurung, sanjay...

Pony cart to Everest Base Camp by claustral

Everest by matiedo99

Mt. Everest from Kala Pattar by Silver Creek Garden

Mount Everest & Lhotse as viewed from Tengboche Monastery, Nepal by David May

nepal, khumbu: traumpanorama: mt. everest, lotse und kloste tengboche by smartvital

Everest and Everest West Shoulder viewed from Kala Patar by ColetteSimonds

Everest by majortom16

The Everest by PongsawatD

(via Flickr Blog)

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Drag the film, burning in the light."

"Trascina la pellicola, la brucia nella luce. Toglie Pietro dalla Storia, lo mette nel mondo." by Brìllu

- Guardare by Valeria Schettino

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Doors & Windows

A small selection of analogue photos of delightful doors and windows around the world.

Joy Of Colors by Walter Q's

doors and windows by Vsevolod Vlasenko

green giant (jolly) by Mariafels * JeffXE

Windows Vista by Salva G.

zorki of my heart by birdcage

pink marilyn by matteoprez

by Jeremy Griffin

PeachYellowPink by i eaт sтars

Doors by saviorjosh

City Brick by PJ Resnick

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Collodion Tintype Portraits Created on Discarded Film Canisters

36 Exposures is a project of tintype photographs by Arizona-based photographer David Emitt Adams. Using a 19th-century photographic process known as wet-plate collodion, David created tintype portraits of the students on discarded 35mm film canisters. Each canister was flattened from a cylinder into a rectangle, and you’ll see a beautiful photograph created through the labor-intensive collodion process from the 19th century.
"In the piece 36 Exposures, I used 35mm film canisters discarded by my “Introduction to Photography” students as the metal base to hold their collodion tintype portraits. I employed this labor-intensive, 19th-century photographic process to make the students’ portraits on the very film canisters that played a crucial role in their initial understanding of photography. The entire series is housed in a mahogany display case, which I designed and built to reference and reinterpret the history of photographic display. The canisters and the process I used in this piece speak of my fascination with the evolving nature of photography, representation, and culture." David says of his work.

(36 Exposures by David Emitt Adams, via PetaPixel)

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