Monday, January 14, 2013

Creating on opposite ends of the spectrum...

I have two friends who create amazing images using old techniques.  In their cases, they create art using wet-plate collodion, platinum/palladium and gum bichromate processes.  These are early photographic techniques that lends themselves to creating some rather interesting images.

To me, Ted Mishima and Ray Bidegain are photographic artists worth looking up to.

I have watched their work evolve over the years and their most recent images are simply over the top stunning.  Well, to me at least.

Guarding the Gate

What I find interesting is that they both work in an "artist's" way of life.  They worry over details.  They concern themselves with how work will be received.  They try to find markets for their images.  They apply themselves to their craft with a passion and energy that I find refreshing.

I wish I had half their creativity.

Screaming back into the Present Time at the Speed of Digital, I see that more WiFi capable digital cameras are now hitting the market.  Here is a short (but growing) list of potentially interesting image makers -

I know there are more (the Consumer Electronics Show has just ended).  The cameras on the list above seem the most capable to me.

Liberte Egalite Fraternite

I've fallen in love with the Sony mirrorless cameras and look forward to seeing if their full frame NEX (rumored to see the light of day in late 2013) has WiFi.  If it does, I may have a new studio camera.  Or not, depending on what Canon does with it's pro-level DSLRs (like the 6D, which sorely temps me - hence the highlighted items above).

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