A few things I stumbled upon and wanted to share with you.
I’m deliriously happy that I just picked up my new 4×5 camera. A Horseman LS45, in fantastic condition. Sure it’s big and heavy, but it’s gorgeous. A few choice accessories, (and probably a beefier tripod) and I’ll be one happy snapper on the next architectural shoot.
Isn’t she pretty…
(please ignore the shadow on the wall… I know…you know, we’ll just pretend it’s not there.)
Those of you that have time and a good internet connection should also watch this amazing aesthetic piece on architecture. Alex Roman did an amazing job with this entirely rendered piece…which is a bit frustrating how good that is getting. But well worth seeing.
Click the image to view the HD video on Vimeo.
And finally – I know I’m a bit late with the news (since it happened in late November) – but I just learned that Charis Wilson died at the age of 95. For those of you who do not know. She was Edward Weston’s muse, model, and by most counts, writer as well (writing the grant proposal that got him the first Guggenheim fellowship ever awarded to a photographer, and likely many articles attributed to him during that period). She was a cool woman, always active in the arts and elsewhere.
And of course, many of Weston’s shots during their period together are among the finest he made. Two stunners I had the privilege to see on exhibit a few years ago.
NY Times article here: Charis Wilson, Model and Muse, Dies at 95
Thanks Charis, for a life well lived, and your contributions to the art.