Eerily Beautiful Mug Shots From 1920s Australia : The Picture Show Notice anything odd about this man? Widow Annie Birkett certainly didn't notice anything odd when she married Harry Leon Crawford, above, in 1914. So imagine her shock when "Harry" turned out to be a woman: Eugenia Falleni, who had been passing as a man since 1899. Three years after their marriage, Birkett announced to a relative that she had discovered "something amazing about Harry." Shortly thereafter, she disappeared. Crawford (Falleni) told the neighbors that Birkett had run off with a plumber. The photograph shown here shows Falleni in male clothing, probably on the day of her arrest. Everything about this seems too classically noir to be true. Hazel McGuinness was charged along with her mother Ada McGuiness with possession of cocaine (in substantial quantities). It goes without saying that these are not like today's mug shots. There's also the medium: These mug shots are actually 4-by-6-inch glass plate negatives. Mystery seems to be the word: Who was the photographer?
Cinematographers Apply Old Tools With New Tech Judging by this year’s awards-worthy entrants in the cinematography category, the format wars have been settled, and the winner is “all of the above.” SEE MORE: Awards: The ContendersSEE MORE: Standalone Movies with a legitimate shot at trophies originated on everything from Super 16 film to Ultra Panavision 70, an anamorphic film gauge last used in 1966. Cinematographers have always chosen format and lenses according to the opportunities offered by the story and the demands of the shoot. But today’s proliferation of digital formats, combined with the adaptation of lenses old and new, gives d.p.s an unprecedented range of options. Many major directors still see the value of shooting film, and the cinematography world is abuzz with anticipation for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” a Civil War-era Western photographed by three-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson. Roger Deakins, a perennial nominee, may find his 13th outing to be the charm.
Back to the future Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Irina Werning, a Buenos Aires Photographer asked friends and family to “re-enact” old photos of themselves for an ongoing project, which she christened “Back to the Future.” Did you like these photos? Visit Website Do you want more visual fun?
Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging? Quality in the artistic field or: Technical achievements and their aesthetic consequencesLecture by Rolf Coulanges BVK, translated by Herman Verschuur.at CINEC 2014 / Cine Congress „Creativity in the digital era", Munich 2014 Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging? I ask myself this question, what recording technique I want to use when I prepare for a new film given thechallenges I am facing in this project.
This is not porn - Rare celebrity photos Everything You Need to Know (& Even Some Stuff You Don't) About Camera Lenses Many pros will tell you: it's less about the camera you're shooting on and more about the lens. I mean -- that's neither here nor there, but one thing's clear: knowing all you can about lenses, how they're built, their properties, and even their history, will benefit you immensely as a filmmaker. This is something Filmmaker IQ's John P. Hess obviously knows, seeing as he has dedicated two separate videos to diving into the history and mechanics of the camera lens. It's 45 minutes well spent, so check out both videos below: Hopefully after viewing both videos you've come away with a wealth of knowledge about where lenses came from, how they're used today, as well as how they're built to capture the images we wish to record. Hess breaks down everything from focal length, aperture, and the differences between primes and zooms -- and does so in his typical fashion: thoroughly and entertainingly.
Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work 5 Different Meanings You Can Evoke with Framing "Framing an image is defining its meaning." This is the concept at the center of Chloe Galibert-Laîné's excellent video essay that examines the way directors of films released in 2015 have chosen to frame their images. It explores the different ways a frame can be used to communicate to an audience, whether it be a political discourse, a visual metaphor, or even the psychological effects of a certain aspect ratio. There is a lot to chew on in this video, but one thing that particularly appeals to me, which I also find important for young filmmakers to know, is the concept of juxtaposition, is when two opposing things are placed near each other to highlight their contrast. This happens in film all the time, and not just with framing. This happens in screenwriting, say, when two characters, who are opposites of each other, are put together, many times with a common goal. This happens in editing, too. She gives an example from Force Majeure.
Shockingly Surreal Self-Portraits (10 photos) Born in Madrid, Spain, Manu Pombrol is a 35-year-old artist and photographer whose self-portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. Pombrol first started down a creative path when, at a very young age, he painted pictures or portraits in pastels. Then, as computers started making their way into the mainstream, he worked in graphic design. He bought his first camera only about three years ago and that's when everything changed. Where do your ideas for the photo manipulations come from? Oscar-winning ‘Revenant’ Cinematographer Talks Bear Mauling, Digital Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki has won two Oscars in a row, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” and he could be in line to win a record-breaking third for “The Revenant.” Shot on the large-format Alexa 65 digital camera, it’s an interesting note in his career, given that his work in digital photography stretches back to Michael Mann’s “Ali” in 2001. Few have been a part of the gradual progression of this technology like he has. How are you feeling? I’m tired! I bet! Alejandro was trying to kill me. You’re going to take a vacation, I hope. I’m leaving to Hawaii for a couple days. Great. Thank you. You should take some longer time off. Oh my God, I wish I could. Well your work on “The Revenant” was storied before anyone even saw it. I can tell you a lot about this shot until you stop me and you find it boring. See More:‘Revenant’ Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki Used Only Natural Light So this scene has all those elements. It’s very complicated. We did a lot of shots digitally. I agree.
International Center of Photography - School The School at ICP offers more than 400 courses that range from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital media. The state-of-the-art facility features black-and-white and color labs; digital labs, including resources for multimedia and digital video; and a professional shooting studio. The faculty of ICP is dedicated to nurturing new talent and represents some of the world's most accomplished and innovative practitioners, offering expert guidance and inside perspectives into the field. Have questions about the School's Continuing Education program?