The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.

~Henri Cartier Bresson

Friday, January 30, 2009

The OF's

Kinda looks for now like the new 'club' here in town went...fizzle. Possibly back in the spring..hope so. But there are three of us..the OFs (Old Farts of course) that meet on a somewhat irregular/regular basis at a local eatery. The discussions are vairied, but photography is always the basis of this experience. Personally I can say they have saved me from making some unwise descisions in reference to going to the hehe Now, with a 45 year old Mamyia C33 TLR I re-enter the world of B&W fim photography. I figure its time to slow down my world and take my time and get back to using my brain for a change instead of some 2 billion giga byte, 20 gazillion mega pixel image producing monster. Oh, when it comes to color, the digital will be brought out, but for personal shooting of projects I have been thinking of...silver prints are the only way to go. Well, last night's 'meeting' went from Burt's frozen Tech Pan film and its digital B& grinding grains and making homemade, it was a good meeting. Burt 'n' I 'n' Skip..three OFs changing the world, stand back folks it might not be a pretty site!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Speaking as one of the OFs, this line comes to mind: At my age getting a little action means that the laxative is working - or - At my age getting lucky means finding my car in the parking lot. I'll give up film when they pry it from my cold dead fingers! Of course my fingernails will be black from the fixer, but that's another issue. Now I'm off on a quest to find a substitute for a developer that Kodak no longer makes, to process a film that Kodak no longer makes either! Skip