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California - Interview with John Chiara, plus 15 unique photographs. John Chiara’s one-of-a-kind mural-size camera obscura prints are luscious, moody and magical. He builds his own giant cameras (one which is large enough for him to climb inside) so he can expose light directly onto large sheets of photo-sensitive paper to capture images without needing film to act as an intermediate negative. His photos offer up ordinary urban landscapes that seem like three dimensional sculptures infused with light flares and liquid color. Somehow—through his mix of the direct process, hand-cut photo paper, filters and chemicals—everything looks real but “charged” with heightened energy.

Each of the unique prints is a collector’s dream, and a generous new book from Aperture and Pier 24 offers perfect reproductions with stunning production values. In the book, Chiara takes you on a road trip through his beloved California and drives home the “magic in the ordinary” everywhere he looks. —Jim Casper John Chiara: I’m from California. LC: They do feel like they are alive. Alterazioni Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea Cinisello Balsamo (MI) Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo (MI) Una mostra dedicata al tema della trasformazione della fotografia da analogica a digitale.

Esposte circa 100 opere fotografiche, video e installazioni dagli anni '70 a oggi di 20 artisti italiani e stranieri che lavorano sulla materia della fotografia, esplorandola in profondita'. Lavori di Barbara Chiarini, Mario Cresci, Bruno di Bello, Joan Fontcuberta, Jean Louis Garnell, Mimmo Jodice, Bogdan Konopka, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Silvio Wolf... a Cura di Roberta Valtorta. comunicato stampa Le materie della fotografia tra analogico e digitale A cura di Roberta Valtorta Il Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea di Cinisello inaugura sabato 7 ottobre la mostra Alterazioni. La mostra ha inizio nell'atrio di ingresso del museo, che ospita un'opera interattiva dell'artista canadese Max Dean dal titolo As Yet Untitled (1992-95), gia' presente alla 49a Biennale d'Arte di Venezia e ora ripresentata al pubblico del museo.

A Look Inside The World of Michael Flomen (demo; unfinished cut) Under the Cover of Darkness, The work of Michael Flomen - La nuit est ma chambre noire. The Ultimate Guide to Create Your Own 35mm Pinhole Camera. Why spend $3,000 on the newest and greatest camera when you can make one at home and at the same time participate in a centuries old tradition of image making? Well, you can, and to start you should ask yourself one question.

What is a camera? At the most basic level, a camera is a light-tight box with the means of transferring light in a controlled manner from the outside world to a light-sensitive medium producing an image. That sounds like a bit of a complex definition, but when you break it down, its pretty simple. In this tutorial, you'll learn what pinhole photography is, the history that led up to pinhole photography, differences between lens photography and pinhole photography, and you'll be shown how to make your own pinhole camera! Pinhole photography is fairly simple to explain. People familiar with photography may have heard of the “camera obscura. " A little while later, we discovered how to make light sensitive plates that could hold on to an image projected onto them.

Advertiser content hosted by the Guardian: Slow Time: What is nothing? Artbook artists list p6 7. Alexey Alexeev. Ray Bidegain: Things as they are | Featured artist | Pocket Memories. Ray Bidegain is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. After working as a commercial photographer, he discovered platinum prints and started to teach himself this alternative photo process. At first sight, gazing at his artwork we find ourselves in realities that are already well known to us, an everyday scenery of landscapes, figures and objects bathed in ferric oxalate. Yet this simplicity in his photographs leads us to examine the surrounding quotidian shapes, run our eyes over the lines they draw in space turning to be beautifully unique each one between the rest in their particular details.

These daily nature portraits deal with the nature of what it is, since it is and as it is. The unadorned, trivial and outstanding object in every photograph is remembering us its exceptional existence . This essence put into relief leaves its final trace in the care of details for the form and the content. The platinum printing method started as early as 1830. Michael Wesely: the experience of time in the longest exposed photographs | Featured artist | Pocket Memories. The recent work of photographer Michael Wesely (Munich, 1963) proposes an interesting way for travelling across the liquid nature of time in photography. In his hands, the time contained in a single picture is dilated to the extent of becoming a matter of days, months and even years.

Over the last two decades, Michael Wesely has been developing a long exposure technique, whose details are still kept in secret, that allowed him to make images up to 3 years of exposure time - Wesely claims indeed that he could do exposures almost indefinitely, up to 40 years -. Presumably he´s using a large format camera of 4x5, extended for allowing the use of a pinhole-like lens which might be suited with ND filters for reducing dramatically the final amount of light exposed to the negative.

However, the real gear remains elusive and we can only speak certainly about its results. Interesting enough are the lines in the sky of the picture below. Photographs Captured Over Years with an Open Camera Shutter. Pinterest. Printing Photographs in the Darkroom | A Photo Teacher. The Darkroom Like film, printing paper is coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive compounds. The negative is a reversal of the tones in the original scene. In order to create a positive within a photographic analog environment, a darkroom is necessary, including an enlarger, easel, safelights and processing trays.

Unlike film developing, printing photographic enlargements can be done under dim amber safelights. Equipment Necessary to Print Negatives Enlarger and Negative Carrier Contact Print Easel (left), Adjustable Easel (middle) and Grain Focuser (right) Developing | Processing Trays (left), Tongs (middle) and Timer (right) Print Washer and Print Drying Screens The Enlarger Types of Enlargers Condenser Enlarger Utilizes one or more lenses to concentrate light directly on negative, allowing for short exposure times, and higher contrast. Diffusion Enlarger Scatters unfocused light over the negative, allowing for lower contrast and minimized dust effects, but longer exposure times. Flat. Printing RA4 Color Photos in a Darkroom. This is a comprehensive tutorial on the basics of printing color photos in a darkroom setting. It will cover subtractive color systems, the use of filters, and good color darkroom practice as well as include a step by step guide to the process with two examples.

Printing your own color negatives is almost the same as printing from Black & White. There are a few key differences however, which do make it more time consuming and expensive. But once you have had a go and get to know the process, it’s magical. To follow this tutorial most effectively it would help if you already knew how to Print B&W negatives or at the very least know your way around an enlarger as I am not going to be explaining basic enlarger use here. If you do need to see a tutorial on darkroom basics, there are quite a few on the site already which is why I am choosing not to cover it again. A B&W tutorial can be found here. Tools and materials: Darkroom – either a purposely built one or another light-tight space. Untitled Photograph by Barbara Ess. Early Photography: Making Daguerreotypes. Journal Page Background Techniques -

Still images below the list of supplies - scroll down for inspiration! S U P P L I E S Adirondack Dye Inkpads ** Visual Journals (I'm using the 5 1/2" x 8" Mixed Media version) ** Mini Mister ** Mop Brush ** Inkessentials Blending Tool ** Inkessentials Replacement Foam ** Inkadinkado Stamp Brayer set Distress Inkpads ** NonStick Craft Sheet ** Heat It Craft Tool - you don't see this, but you hear me using it to dry pages ** Shipping Tags to practice on ** Jacquard's Silk Salt Here's the first page you saw me create. The color from the Adirondack inkpad has been blended and dried, then I dripped water on and let it set before lifting it off to reveal the color underneath. Once this was done I spritzed with a custom Perfect Pearls mist that I created in the Techniques With Perfect Pearls video...

Here it is, a page ready to journal on, collage on, or otherwise embellish and decorate! This page was created using the same technique with Adirondack Dye inkpads. Alternative Photographic Processes on Pinterest | Robert Rauschenberg, Blue Garden and Sustainable Design. 0766820777 fm. 100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches. Students taking high school photography qualifications such as A Level Photography or NCEA Level 3 Photography often search the internet looking for tips, ideas and inspiration.

This article contains well over 100 creative techniques and mixed media approaches that Fine Art / Photography students may wish to use within their work. It showcases student and artist examples along with brief descriptions of the techniques that have been used. Approaches relate specifically to mixed media photography techniques, technical / trick photography ideas and interesting, fun or unique compositional strategies. Note: The creative photography ideas listed in this article should not be explored haphazardly within a Photography course, but rather selected purposefully, if appropriate for your topic or theme. These approaches may or may not be relevant for your own photography project and should be chosen only in conjunction with advice from your teacher. Stitch photographs together, like Lisa Kokin:

Pinhole // London Alternative Photography Collective, April Meeting. On Wednesday 2nd April at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at The Double Negative Darkroom at 178A Glyn Road in Hackney. This month’s talk is themed on pinhole photography, to promote Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 27.

Please bring along your pinhole photography prints and DIY Pinhole Cameras along for show and tell! We are also hosting LONDON PINHOLE FESTIVAL at Doomed on 25-27 April, so please see the website for further details and submission deadlines. This is the last time we will be meeting at Double Negative, as LAPC talks will be moved to Doomed Gallery, Dalston starting in May 2014. The move is due to practical reasons, and we will continue to work with Double Negative on many projects in the future. We will be providing refreshments, and an opportunity to chat about alternative photography processes.

There will be talks from; SEBNEM UGURALSebnem’s recent feature in The Telegraph, March 2014. “Sebnem Ugural was born and raised in Turkey. Walker Cameras | Large Format Cameras & Accessories | Home Page. Jesseca Ferguson - pinhole photography, 19th century photo processes and collage. PINHOLE CAMERAS. Enter the category for this item: Home Made HexomniscopeThe Hexomniscope is a six pinhole camera that produces four (4) 6x17 centimeter iages on 120 film. Norminal F-Stop of the camera is f180, one stop over f128 using a pinhole diameter of 0.0055 inches Provencial Camera ObscuraA wooden darjeeling tea box Enter the category for this item: Professional Anthony "Eureka"Pinhole turret wooden camera with bellows (ca 1888).

Optimal Pinhole Test CameraBlack box with 6 sections and for photo paper and 6 pinholes - ca 1970 "Ma" Professional Pinhole Camera Enter the category for this item: Build Your Own Build Your Own Camera ObscuraBuild Your Own Camera is a hands-on educational tool of the Environmental Displacement Chamber, a multi-media arts project Build Your Own Pinhole CameraBuild a camera from punch-out parts, from National Geographic Society, August 1977 Sharan Pinhole CameraJapan Make Your Own Working CameraCamera Kit to Make Your Own Pinhole Camera ca 1987 The AquitaineMetalic Sundial.

Untitled, five photographs cut and layered into one :: Pinhole Resource Collection. PInhole Resource Collection. Rainbow Sunsets and Breezy Glamour: 9 Seductive New Photo Books. Maidan – Portraits from the Black SquareBy Anastasia Taylor-Lind GOST Books Left: Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Illia, age 18, protestor from Kiev, February 9, 2014. Right: Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Ira, age 50, Mourner from Kyiv, February 23, 2014. In February, English/Swedish photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind traveled to Kiev to document the swelling crowds protesting the Ukrainian government’s refusal to establish closer relations with Europe, and brought with her a portable portrait studio.

The images she made in the weeks leading up to President Yanukovych’s flight isolate participants against a black square, framing them apart from the larger drama. Her cast is divided into two camps: mostly male fighters who wear motorcycle or green army helmets with their puffy winter coats, and mourners, young and old women who carry tulips and roses to symbolize the hundreds killed.

Separated from the crowd, each subject tells an individual story. Anonymous, Sunset from the Battery, New York, photochrom. Blueprints on Fabric - Cyanotype materials and information. Dossier Journal: Look » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8. « Venice Beach Oil Fields Robots with Human Beings » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8 GL Wood is a photographer and artist based in Astoria, Queens.

The process of creating these images involved a combination of screen printing, oils, watercolor, inks, spray paint and film. Hairstylist: Linh Nguyen, Makeup: Georgi Sandev, Model: Kara Erwin with D1 Models This entry was written by Jeff Kinkle, posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:54 am, filed under Art, Photography and tagged GL Wood. Post a Comment. Photography and Encaustic. By: Jill Enfield The encaustic process when used in photography refers to applying hot beeswax over a photographic image. This wax can be pigmented with color or remain white or creamy beige and it can give the image an intriguing surface and density. In the world of alternative photography, anything old is new again. Sometimes, it seems that photographers who are interested in traditional processes get into a friendly contest on who is using the most authentic technique or who has the most spider webs on his classic, collectible lens. If this is the contest, I can finally pull ahead!

Encaustic painting or painting with wax was mentioned by Homer in 800 B.C. when he noted the waxed hulls of the painted warships sailing into Troy. Another example is the Fayum funeral masks of wax painted on thin wooden veneer. Powerlines and Countryside, © 2009 Jill Skupin Burkholder The basic material used in encaustic work is encaustic medium that is a combination of beeswax and Damar resin. Solargraphy. Once you have your cameras loaded and light-tight, you need to figure out where you are going to place them. Ideally, you want to have a clear view of the sun as it moves across the sky, but interesting effects can be made when cameras are placed behind other objects. You could point your can generally at the area where the sun sets, turning it slightly in the direction of where the sun just came from.

There are a few things to consider before placing your cameras. - In today's world, people are easily alarmed by cylindrical objects taped to buildings, lampposts, etc. My suggestions would be to keep your cameras as well hidden as possible, or at least out of reach. However you choose to place it, make sure the camera cannot move around relative to what you're attaching it to; less movement means better pictures! Don't forget to remove the tape from the pinhole after you secure your camera! Photography and Encaustic. Dossier Journal: Look » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8. Blueprints on Fabric - Cyanotype materials and information. Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography. Miniature Body Landscapes.