It’s a really small set of images, but Bence Bakonyi’s Transform is just lovely.
Living across the street from an auction house, John Maloof ended up purchasing a box full of negatives for $380. From there, he discovered the work of Vivian Maier and began trying to unravel who she was – her history, and her passion for photography.
On Friday, I met up with Chris and Sandra post-work, in Wicker Park. All of us were gathering beforehand at a nearby bar, prior to heading to Emporium Gallery to check out Brian’s book release (and the first night of his photography exhibit).
My friend Brian Leli is a talented photographer and writer, and one of those rare people who’s good at working with both words and images, in equal measure. In 2011 he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for his London and a Year project, raising over $15,000.
Looking at this again, after nearly 6 years… it’s a shame the quality is so terrible. I doubt this video means all that much to anyone else, but it’s a lot of fun for me to watch it in one go… seeing all the various events and things I experienced. Surprising to me how many things are actually documented somewhere, on the blog.
Photographer Markus Reugels takes some incredible high-speed photographs of water droplets. He’s got an ongoing Flickr set that currently houses over 516 images – it’s kind of jaw-dropping to page through them all.
In 2011, Brian launched a successful Kickstarter Project (raising over $15,000),
where he would be photographing and documenting his time in London (where he had gone to attend the International Journalism MA program at City University London). During the subsequent months, he documented his experiences and stories over at the project’s website: London and a Year.
I used this tutorial as my guide. One thing I’ll say off the bat – I had to do this about three times, because I don’t like reading instructions (even short ones). I kept cutting the holes too big, and should have followed the instructions of cutting a smaller hole… and then using the plastic as a seal between filters.
I later learned from Alex that the film I got was Kodachrome, a type of film that is no longer processed. There was one place in Parsons, Kansas (Dwayne’s Photo), that used to do all the developing work (even Kodak outsourced their lab work to these guys)… but Dwayne’s processed their last roll of Kodachrome on December 30th, 2010.
Sharing this for the impressive/cool factor: inspired by a few examples she saw online, Liz spent part of her Saturday afternoon going to Home Depot, gathering a few items… and piecing together her very own DYI lightbox.
About a month ago, I came across a stunning image of the Art Institute via Andrew Huff. The image itself is stunning – the building on its own, with little else visible in the background and Michigan Avenue looking barely more than a simple cobblestone street.