Kodak TriX 400 @ 6400 + ID-11

Gear:
Konica Hexar AF

Recipe:
Kodak TriX 400 @ 6400
ID-11
1+1
25 min.
Gentle agitation every five minutes.

I will never going to be dragged into a film versus digital dispute.
I like film as a hobby and I use digital for work. They are different mediums and if a simple iPhone shot makes it for you, that’s good or If you like using a 8×10 camera, that’s also good.

I believe that photography, as a creative and expressive discipline, is above the medium.

As I see it, photography can’t be tied down to the “pureness” of film or to the modernity of digital.

A pinhole has as much value as an Instagram because all it counts is the image facing us. The moment we see it. It touches us, or not. It moves us, or not, but, that’s it. That’s really it.

Michelangelo made his own paint and it toke him forever to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Pollock bought paint by the gallons and could finish a huge painting in a week.

Which one is more “art”? Which one is “better”?
I can even go further. Which one is more true to painting as a discipline?

As photography spectators it’s wrong to deny a certain type of work just because we don’t feel personal empathy for the medium.

Photography, as a discipline, floats above any dispute about the medium.

Please forgive my poor English.

The sign says: "The greatest energy is your own".

The sign says: “The greatest energy is your own”.

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Even after work I always manage to annoy my fellow work mates.

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10 comments
  1. Love the shot taken along the wall – nice eye contact.

    • Thank you. I haven’t figured out yet the “being invisible” part. Damn you Cartier Bresson! 🙂

  2. Derek said:

    One doesn’t have to be better than another, but they can compliment each other.

  3. Well said! However, although it may be irrelevant how the image was produced, it is interesting to many of us, so I value your blog – and the English is fine 🙂 .

    • Thank you my friend and I do agree with you.
      Indeed we are somehow (as you said) a special kind of spectators because our passion makes us want to know more. I know I do, I’m curious about the cameras and the lenses and the process itself. The spectator in me is happy just to look and appreciate photography, but as a passionate amateur I always want to know more.

      Thank you again for taking the time to leave a kind word. 🙂

    • Thank you my friend. These are only experiments with films and developers. I try to post different and pleasant images not to bore people to death but lately I’m posting way too much “street/candid/subway/…..”

      However, Winter is coming and I like rain and wind and clouds so, I’m hoping to post more creative examples. 🙂

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