One of my favorite images of all time and how big pictures are made, fun stuff.
This video is for Glynnis, whom I don’t know if she still rocks the big format.
Réalisation d’un platino-palladiotype (by Laurent Gloaguen)
I miss large format and the darkroom terribly. I got to do some processes like this for an antique/special processes class a few years ago. Ever since I moved back from France I’ve had a sensitivity to the chemicals for silver processes. Not all UV processes involve silver, but it’s tough to get large format film developed unless you do it yourself. Unfortunately a meager AmeriCorps stipend does not promote spending gobs of cash on film development.
Dear Stock Photographers, I hate you.
This should be a gem. This fills everything I need AND it’s not a photo of a white family (which there is an overwhelming abundance of).
Except one thing…
The jackass cropped off half of her goddamned left extremities!!
It is not a stock photographers job to crop things. That’s my job, the designer. I know where the photo will end up. I want to smack the crap outta whoever cropped this. They just ruined my damn day, I have to look at stock photos for another 2 hours to find another photo that’s any good and hope that it hasn’t been cropped by an idiot.
Soon my eyes will be numb.
[photo: black and white sketchy image. it is an ad for the national association of LGBT in Israel. in the bottom right corner there is a rainbow flag and Israeli text. the setting is a bedroom. a man is pitching a chair against closet door knobs to keep it from opening. there is black text above that reads, “if you’re not with your son you’re against him. if you love your son love him the way he is. just listen to him, and you might get to know who he really is. the process of getting out of the closet should begin at home.”]
Ad for the National Association of GLBT in Israel
“If you’re not with your son, you’re against him.”
“If you love your son, love him the way he is.”
“Just listen to him, and you might get to know who he really is.”
“The process of getting out of the closet should begin at home.”
This is a powerful picture.
This is just “#9. New in Men’s Fashion: Rocket Launchers”. There’s so much more awesomeness.