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i like that the encouraged background music is shoegaze

, Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:47 (four years ago) link

Thought-provoking. I've been working on some family photos, all taken by the no-longer-living. There are certain related, if less super-thorny, questions about privacy and how people choose to define and represent their own lives. Right now I'm dealing with a (woefully incomplete) binder of negatives my mother compiled in the 1970s, before I was born. Did most of these never get printed because they were crummy exposures, because she didn't like them, or because they just didn't have time to futz around with the darkroom stuff after my brother got born?

There's also an amazing letter, in a different box, where she describes to her sister her first, partially botched, experience with loading film onto a reel, with her and my dad seated on the edge of the tub in a blacked-out bathroom, with the closed toilet for a shelf. Just like my first reels thirty years later, she ended up with some frames touching each other, big blobby undeveloped areas. My delight in recognizing this moment as a crummy little stressful incident that my mother and I both experienced in our respective youths is commingled with my wanting the negatives to all be just fine and perfectly preserved. Nothing so heavy as what this article is dealing with, but interesting to think about. Meanwhile I just wish I knew what had become of all my grandmother's slides...

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 22:12 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:46 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

need 2 cop

, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 11:47 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:01 (four years ago) link

wd love to see-

schlump, Friday, 8 July 2016 04:41 (four years ago) link

this '90s frank profe rly on a part w/ beloved leiter interviews in chronicling Peak Grouch
so juicy

schlump, Saturday, 9 July 2016 21:35 (four years ago) link

, Thursday, 21 July 2016 11:39 (four years ago) link

feel like maybe the photo editor who commissioned martin parr to photograph trump voters shd be executed

schlump, Thursday, 21 July 2016 22:42 (four years ago) link

I really love looking at photog's contact sheets. It's like hearing the demos of songs or something; reminds me too that not every shot's a keeper for them either. (Except Capa, the bastard — his sheets are like hit, hit, hit, hit, alternate take, hit)

stet, Friday, 29 July 2016 15:20 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...


Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:21 (three years ago) link

two months pass...


, Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:02 (three years ago) link

three months pass...
one year passes...

Shot a roll last night before I realized my exposure compensation dial was at -3

calstars, Saturday, 17 November 2018 12:33 (one year ago) link


the Stanley Kubrick of testicular torsion (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 17 November 2018 14:36 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

“Rain is like a cheat code for photography”

calstars, Saturday, 14 December 2019 13:19 (seven months ago) link

rain is 50,000 dollars worth of free special effects

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 16 December 2019 22:49 (seven months ago) link

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