Elliott Erwitt (American, b. France, 1928)
Coney Island, New York, 1975
© Elliott Erwitt/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Off we go to BASEL!
So there are a lot of Tipsters and hacks on the web for using 35mm film on different format cameras, so I went and tried using 110 on a 35mm camera, and this is pretty much what I got on my first try. It’s a bit of a process, but it’s also lots of fun, then again, what in Lomography isn’t?
Performance Art club at school
Japanese photographer, Satoki Nagata moved to Chicago in 1992 to document the city and its people. His background is in neuroscience (he has a PhD in the field), but his passion is creating intimate documentary photography projects in his city.
During a recent winter, Nagata decided to try his hand at using a flash for street photography at night. Instead of mounting his flash to his camera, however, he decided to use it off camera. Combined with the light rain and falling slow, the flash turned many of his photographs into abstract and surreal images that almost look as though he overlaid photographs of stars. The resulting series is titled “Lights in Chicago.” Nagata tells us, “In my most recent work I see the light and shadow produced by flash is the pure form of reality of people living in the city. Inside the bright light line, the significance of existence of the person appears. The image is abstract and surrealistic but also full of life and personality. Transparent layerings are created by flash with slow shutter speed and no reflection is involved in these images.”
I am deeply in love with New England in the wintertime
and I wish to be as in love with New England, all year around.
I’ve been quiet again. too much going on. But I have something exciting to share! I won third prize in an I SHOT IT photo competition. Pretty awesome. It defentley makes me a lot more confident about ceartain things.
Here’s the photo: