Getting to review and shoot the LIGHTS show on Tuesday was a real break for me as a writer/photographer! Before that, I only wrote/photographed concerts for the awesome punk website BigWheelMagazine.com Thinking back on my work with BigWheel, I realized I wanted to post those reviews on TheWanderingHumorist.
If Llana Del Rey is the Queen of Darkness and Robyn is the European Queen of Ice, Lights is the Princess of Day! As soon as Lights was onstage at Hard Rock Cafe (I didn’t realize they had a nice stage) it was “Muscle Memory” and we got energized. Next, there was “Running with the Boys” and right after Lights told us “That’s the first time I’ve heard people singing along to one of my songs.” I can see why they’re doing it. Her music is bubbly synth dance pop that makes you feel good. It’s like a happy combination of Llana Del Rey, Robyn, Ellie Goulding and cool synth pop/rock with a touch of M83. Lights’ wide toothy smile, while reminding me of a Disney TV star, is also… well, friendly and charming. And her performance tonight was done with love. And that always means something. You can’t help but like her.
*Be sure to check out my photos at the end of the review…
I’m psyched I just started scanning with the Epson Perfection V600! So far, it’s great! Having successfully scanned two photos, some 35mm negatives and several slides, I’m curious now about scanning negatives with sprocket holes:
How to scan negatives with sprocket holes included (This film bracket looks useful DigitaLIZA:
Time to scan!
-The Wandering Humorist
As I continue to research 35mm photography cameras, I hit upon the subject of “Travel cameras”. They’re really small and light. So not only would they be fantastic for travel, but they’d make fantastic street photography cameras! Here’s my list of my current favorites. I don’t own any of them, but I looked them up for several hours. I was looking for small, light and really nice optical quality:
Now that I’m about to test my Nikon FE (I have 27 days left to return it), I’ve been digging around the internet and found some great sites detailing the different types of 35mm film.
Check them out!
Film Recommendations by Philip Greenspun, 1996
35mm Film Guide from The Curating Cuteness – A Film Photography Blog has a great article where each film stock has posted examples!
Your Best and Worst 35mm Colour Films via Flickr Groups
I’ll be interested to see what kind of film I prefer once I get some experience!
I’m totally psyched to be gearing up to shoot 35mm film again! It seems like a lifetime ago when I was using real film to shoot photos. But, I’ve been thinking about shooting film for a long time now. Especially since the more technology is speeding up, the more it’s drawing on looks of the past (Instagram, Photoshop plugins, etc.).
After reading cross-country photographer Mike Brodie was inspired by Mary Ellen Mark, I’ve been checking out her work. I was surprised to learn she was partly responsible for the ground-breaking documentary “Streetwise”, which documented the lives of homeless children in Seattle, Washington. After shooting the kids for an article in LIFE magazine, her work inspired her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, to shoot the film.
Many of you probably saw this video when it was released by NASA back in 2012, but I still can’t get over how beautiful it is. As I understand it, it was put together from a series of time-lapse photos from NASA’s Expedition 30 crew, while they were aboard the International Space Station. And Howard Blake composed the enchanting music. It’s such a breath-taking work of Art, I have to share it. How incredible our world is and yet most of us just take it for granted. We don’t see how truly unique we are in our galaxy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
As I’ve been thinking about music videos lately, I thought I’d put some interesting black and white work here I could refer back to for inspiration!
Retro Art Commercial:
The famous photographer Gavin Watson: