Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Akron Soul Train

Micah Opening
Micah Kraus had an opening at the Akron Soul Train gallery on Main Street downtown Akron. The show was fantastic - screen prints, photographs as well as other mixed media and collage combinations of all of them. Really cool and interesting pieces to check out. I'll be back in the space a little later to professionally photograph some of the pieces - these are just a few snaps from the opening party.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Analog NYC

New York City
I brought my 1940's Kodak Hawkeye Brownie with me to New York. I still enjoy experimenting with vintage cameras and film and I like using something super simple sometimes. I shot two rolls - Kodak TMax 100, which came out exposed pretty nicely,  and a long expired roll of Fuji NPS 160 color negative film which has the exact vintage look you would expect. The key with these old Kodak box cameras is to hold them really still - I would guess the shutter is around 1/50th so its easy to introduce blur in the shots. I lost a few images to that....

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Steve McCurry in Canton

Steve McCurry
On Saturday Rick and I went down to Canton to see Steve McCurry do a Q&A at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography. If you don't think you know who that is you at least know his most famous photo - Afghan Girl(google it) - it is probably in the top five of most famous photographs ever taken(if not just #1 at this point). He is an absolute master of color and light and the gallery had an incredible collection of large prints on display. If you haven't been to Joseph Saxton it is always worth the trip as their collection in general is up there with museums and galleries in NYC or Chicago. Anyways - McCurry was interesting to hear from. There were some of the boring technical questions(he isn't a studio photographer bro, knowing what f-stop he used isn't going to help you) but most of it was thoughtful.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bike Bag Camera

Howe Meadow Farmers Market
As I've been riding around this summer I have usually had my older camera(Canon 6D with a 40mm pancake lens) in my bike bag. I've been snapping photos with that then transferring them over its wifi directly to my phone for social media posts. Here are a few from a few weeks ago that were on my card.