Some local, to me, news. Respect to the photogs of old.
“Mr. Cooper photographed presidents and celebrities, buildings going up and coming down, joys and sorrows.
In 1948, he photographed President Harry Truman at the State Fair in Raleigh as Truman spoke to a crowd of 200,000.
He photographed President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 when he visited Raleigh and Statesville, and in the early 1960s, Mr. Cooper covered President John Kennedy when he arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport for a speech at UNC in Chapel Hill.
But Mr. Cooper never let his eyes wander far from Durham, documenting the city’s growth from the end of World War II until he retired in 1985. His 40-year body of work reflects Durham as it transformed from a tobacco town to the City of Medicine.”
THE PHOTOGRAPHER – 1948 (Edward Weston)
A wonderful documentary film about how an art photographer creates his work. Should be especially fascinating to those who use a view camera.
A digital back for SLRs…. Good or Bad? Go!
(via Nikon patents a digital back for 35mm film SLR cameras | Nikon Rumors)
If you’re a 35mm fan, you’ll love this thing.
The Egg Carton Film Case is made for keeping your film stash in the fridge! It holds 10 rolls of film and keeps them safe from humidity and milk/juice/mystery meat spillage.
Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.