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November in Croatia iphone, no filters, no editing 

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batch two comin with that O.G. brew

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(if u r not listening to anything rn i would suggest playing this in the background while you look at the pix, it's kind of like the build your own sundae station equivalent of a music video)

 

whereas i feel like the first batch was me focusing more on geometry, this time around i was more drawn to texture. i want to further play with the "take a picture of the computer screen showing the picture & use that as the picture instead" gimmick further bcuz i'm sure there's a lot of ways that concept could be expanded upon + it feels in line with my ongoing exploration of generational digital degradation in music

 

I like this trick you are talking about. I tried this too a couple of times but never got back to it. I think this pic profits from it especially:

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"this almost looks like it could be an abstract geometric painting, but it's actually real" effect

 

I perceive good architecture shots exactly this way, I think oscilliks last pic very much falls under this category.

 

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What's that thing in the upper left corner? Is that damaged film? Looks lush

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Yeah, that's basically the reagent not merging well with the emulsion. Can be caused by a few things, most commonly by shaking the Polaroid whilst it's developing (thanks Andre3000 you prick), or bending accidentally whilst putting in a pocket. Because I was careful with this shot, I think the reagent pod must've been defective though, as I kept the photo under the film shield for a minute before putting into the empty box carefully to develop fully.

I'm not too precious about defects and stuff in Polaroid images, as that's part of the appeal of shooting with a format that can sometimes be inconsistent.

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I think this pic profits from it especially

ty i agree

i keep going back to this moment in high school where the photographer for the town newspaper came to give a talk to my art class, and he said somethng to the extent of "any editing of a photo beyond basic cropping isn't real photography, and a crime against art"...and like i understand the journalistic "just the facts" mindset he must have been coming from, but even a decade on i totally disagree. for me the raw photo often feels like a big block of concrete with a vaguely evocative shape, and the final (sometimes heavily edited) image is like a finished sculpture. same feeling as how an hour long recording of a noodly jam session can be recontextualized into a three minute cut that more directly conveys the underlying feeling

 

always impressed by your macro work but here i think i'm particularly drawn to the second & last shots (with the mosquitos on glass). hard to describe the feeling it evokes exactly - visual sensations that are often felt in my irl experience, but rarely do i see them documented on film (sort of like how irl sound has that particular multi-dimensional spatial quality, which very rarely is captured by music mixed down to two stereo channels)

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Cryptowen - really digging those, and can see the style you're known for in there. Love these shots!

 

 

Here's some recent ones I did.

 

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amazing , are you sharing these on instagram ?

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I think this pic profits from it especially

ty i agree

i keep going back to this moment in high school where the photographer for the town newspaper came to give a talk to my art class, and he said somethng to the extent of "any editing of a photo beyond basic cropping isn't real photography, and a crime against art"...and like i understand the journalistic "just the facts" mindset he must have been coming from, but even a decade on i totally disagree. for me the raw photo often feels like a big block of concrete with a vaguely evocative shape, and the final (sometimes heavily edited) image is like a finished sculpture. same feeling as how an hour long recording of a noodly jam session can be recontextualized into a three minute cut that more directly conveys the underlying feeling

Yeah, like if you're presenting your work as photojournalism, then yeah...even cropping can be considered to be too far. But it sounds like that guy was projecting his comments a bit too overreaching. Art is art, and I definitely agree with you that the moment the image is taken isn't necessarily the end of the artistic process.

 

 

Cryptowen - really digging those, and can see the style you're known for in there. Love these shots!

 

 

Here's some recent ones I did.

 

 

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32203062_104573580405677_150012625279359

 

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amazing , are you sharing these on instagram ?

 

Thanks! Yep, my instagram is here if you wanna check out the rest

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I think this pic profits from it especially

ty i agree

i keep going back to this moment in high school where the photographer for the town newspaper came to give a talk to my art class, and he said somethng to the extent of "any editing of a photo beyond basic cropping isn't real photography, and a crime against art"...and like i understand the journalistic "just the facts" mindset he must have been coming from, but even a decade on i totally disagree. for me the raw photo often feels like a big block of concrete with a vaguely evocative shape, and the final (sometimes heavily edited) image is like a finished sculpture. same feeling as how an hour long recording of a noodly jam session can be recontextualized into a three minute cut that more directly conveys the underlying feeling

 

always impressed by your macro work but here i think i'm particularly drawn to the second & last shots (with the mosquitos on glass). hard to describe the feeling it evokes exactly - visual sensations that are often felt in my irl experience, but rarely do i see them documented on film (sort of like how irl sound has that particular multi-dimensional spatial quality, which very rarely is captured by music mixed down to two stereo channels)

 

thanks

the photographer was a news photographer so yeah, he probably is in for documental accuracy but in my opinion for good looking photos editing isn't only allowed, it's necessary for every single shot.

as for the flies, well, I think all the contrasts between out of focus and focused dust might contribute to an enhanced sense of spatiality, also the usage of a flashlight coming from the side might enhance the three-dimensionality but maybe it's the chromatic aberrations that do the trick and perhaps remind on fractured light on the eyelashes?

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perhaps remind on fractured light on the eyelashes?

i think that might be it!

i'm reminded of the particular way light sources sometimes seem to break up into prismic beams & waves in the human eye (again having trouble to capture in words the exact thing), which doesn't seem to be captured in quite the same way by a camera lens

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perhaps remind on fractured light on the eyelashes?

i think that might be it!

i'm reminded of the particular way light sources sometimes seem to break up into prismic beams & waves in the human eye (again having trouble to capture in words the exact thing), which doesn't seem to be captured in quite the same way by a camera lens

 

I think I might have an idea what you mean. Anamorphic lenses do similar stuff but not quite

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definitely interested in exploring lenses somewhere down the line (whenever i'm back in a financially lucrative state). seems like the logical next step after "hold random pieces of scuffed up glass or a water bottle or a pair of sunglasses in front of the camera while taking the shot"

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Anamorphic lenses are used in film and usually too expensive for usage out of film sets as far as I know

 

I really wish there were native anamorphic lenses for APS-C systems

Yes, some affordable ones would be great. But there are ways to fake that look by using some sort of filter made from specialized glass iwith oval aperture and a thin string stretched over the lens. Um, like this:

 

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Anamorphic lenses are used in film and usually too expensive for usage out of film sets as far as I know

 

I really wish there were native anamorphic lenses for APS-C systems

Yes, some affordable ones would be great. But there are ways to fake that look by using some sort of filter made from specialized glass iwith oval aperture and a thin string stretched over the lens. Um, like this:

 

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It's not the same though - I want the compressed image circle and the distortion that happens when you stretch the image back out again.

 

There'll never be a real anamorphic lens for APS-C though :( I'd have to move to full-frame

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Anamorphic lenses are used in film and usually too expensive for usage out of film sets as far as I know

 

I really wish there were native anamorphic lenses for APS-C systems

Yes, some affordable ones would be great. But there are ways to fake that look by using some sort of filter made from specialized glass iwith oval aperture and a thin string stretched over the lens. Um, like this:

 

 

1_horaczko.jpg

 

It's not the same though - I want the compressed image circle and the distortion that happens when you stretch the image back out again.

 

There'll never be a real anamorphic lens for APS-C though :( I'd have to move to full-frame

 

I think if done right there is no distortion when compressing the stretched original image to normal proportions and the oval bokeh can be done by filters but of course you use a lot of light when using these filters and the lens flares of a real anamorphic lens looks very very pretty:

 

 

But fake one isn't too bad either:

 

 

 

Dunno, these flares look nice but wouldn't pay 10k for getting them  :biggrin:

 

I would like to make circular pictures with a fisheye lens which isn't possible on APS-C but generally I like APS-C more. Usually better image quality bcs the parts where image is worst are cropped away plus focal length increases which I like

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darreichungsform - LOVE that last shot - reminds me a lot of Russell Mills artwork, especially of the stuff he did for NIN. The colours in it are perfectly contrasting.

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thanks!

congrats for ur press shot

Your stuff generally has a hyper real quality to it, which always looks great.

 

Thanks, I had to hassle Mixmag to get them to credit me (hope that's not a portent with publications in general), but they fixed it within 24 hours.

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