the latest Words to Shoot By will be up very soon! here’s a sneak peak at my shots. our word was blur.
when i walked into McCarten Violins i got the camera itch immediately. the racks of hanging instruments were remarkable, and at the perfect perspective to blur out at the edges. these violins and violas are truly works of art in themselves; the patina on each slightly different. McCarten is in the same building that houses the amazing Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market. You should drop in for both if you ever find yourself in the area on a Saturday morning.
if you want a little more insight on what goes into making one of these beautiful instruments here’s a really cool video from Dustin Cohen featuring Brooklyn-based luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz. This is also the debut of Dustin’s “Made in Brooklyn” series.
(video spotted on Honestly WTF)
So I had a growing pile of exposed black and white film accumulating on my desk. And since that’s written in the past tense that means I’ll be posting lots from these rolls in the next few weeks. hooray. the shots above are all from fall and winter forays to rhode island. purgatory chasm, newport, and a christmas tree farm.
My first thought when I got these images back from the lab was, dang why don’t shoot more black and white?! Well I’m probably gonna ignore color for a little while or at least until the first little green sprouts of spring arrive. I’m sure I’ll be filled with spring-feaver and reaching for some Portra in a heartbeat to capture those colors.
Also, I’ve noticed recently a couple of my film photog fav’s have also reached for the black and white this winter. I love you Kodak Tri-X 400! it captures the delicate winter light just so perfectly.