When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls.

Ted Grant

Entries from July 2008

  • Provia Slide film in Rodinal

    I was given a roll of expired Provia a while ago (along with a roll of Velvia) by someone who no longer shoots film (thanks Helen!). It’s 35mm which I don’t shoot much anymore as I mostly use my Bronica, and it’s colour which I don’t shoot much anymore cause I love mono and I love processing at home. I also find it difficult to shoot 36 exposures in a reasonable time frame any more, I get through 15 medium format in a day and process in the evening. 36 seems like an awful lot but over the past 2 weeks I’ve remembered to take it out on the odd occasion and now I have no idea what is on it. I know some of the shots are at Crammond Causeway on the 20th June and I know some are [...]

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  • Sound Engineering

    Got my microKORG out of its box a couple of days ago to get back into programming it. First up is some ‘Homage to Carpenter’ sounds. I love the soundtracks on early John Carpenter films and I’m going to try and program some sounds in that vein. First up is a deep cross modulated pulse wave sound with a nice filter sweep and some cyclic motion. deep-pwm-horror-c3 deep-pwm-horror-c1

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  • 720+

    Above 720nm of wavelength visible light enters into the realm of the invisible infrared. Though undetected by the human eye it can still be recorded by film that is sensitised to these wavelengths. The other worldly quality revealed in these images can hold a special beauty. The images in this series are taken by placing a filter over the lens that is opaque to visible light and only allows the infrared through to the film. the two films I am currently using are ADOX IR820, which is sensitised up to 820nm and Rollei IR820C, also sensitised up to 820nm. The Rollei film also states that it has a reduced anti-halation backing backing which can produce aura effects with long exposures (anti-halation backing is normally included in films to prevent light reflecting back from the rear of the film [...]

    Categories:Photography Projects|720+

  • Osmosis

    The movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane from a solution of high concentration to a solution of low concentration For this photography project I have decided to photograph the movement of water. I have already taken preparatory shots at the beach at Gullane, the causeway at Crammond Island, the Water of Leith flowing past St. Bernards Well in Edinburgh and also a waterfal in Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens. In each of these instance the movement of water is somehow different, the heavy waves crashing on the rocks at Gullane, the slow creep of the tide as it devours the causeway at Crammond, the rushing babble of the brook in The Botanic Gardens and the swirl of the Water of Leith around the rocks at St. Bernards Well. I intend to expand the source material over the coming months [...]

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