Expired Elite Chrome reversal film scans

Jess with her new shed (2018). Leica M6, Expired Kodak Elite Chrome

I shot a roll of very expired Elite Chrome and since I don’t have any E-6 chemistry I sent it out for processing. I don’t know why I bother with color film. The scans were super noisy and grainy and the color was icky. I’m not sure how much of this was due to the age of the film and how much was in the processing.

I’m still planning to try the new Ektachrome, so we’ll see if that’s any better.

Magnum’s “The Art of Street Photography”

Magnum Photos just announced their first course, "The Art of Street Photography" and I think I’d like to try it.

I often poke fun at "Street Photography" as "a genre invented by people with a camera but without ideas".

That’s unfair, of course, as there are plenty of great photographers whose work can be called "Street Photography". Bresson, Winogrand, Erwitt, Koudelka, Levitt, Moriyama, and so on.

Snark aside, many of my favorite photographs could be considered "Street", and watching a few of the greats from Magnum talk about their process sounds fascinating and informative.

Elliot Erwitt photograph of woman with vegetables that look like breasts in front of her
Elliot Erwitt, Managua, Nicaragua, 1957
Martin Parr photograph of sunbathers near construction equipment
Martin Parr, The Last Resort New Brighton, England. 1983-85
Nils Jorgensen photograph of man at urinals, 1979
Nils Jorgensen, 1979

Gutenberg schmutenberg

Releasing an entirely new, and almost entirely different editor in WordPress is A Big Deal, but I personally don’t care that much.

I edit using so many different editors, on web and desktop and mobile, that I’ve learned to deal with whatever’s there and be done with it. As long as one of my favorite choices isn’t readily available, that is.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens in six months once we’ve weeded out all of the “OMG! It’s too different, change it back!” reactions and people have settled down. At least I assume they’ll settle down, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

Ethics in news consumption | The Outline

Leah Finnegan, The Outline:

…more and more I am questioning the news cycle and my relationship to it. There is so much news, and almost none of it is important, but you would not know that from a visit to social media, the grotesque excuse for a piazza where we are supposed to connect with people who are yelling at us, or any of the 24-hour websites that provide us with an overwhelming deluge of inanity.

As such, I have come to believe that an essential form of self-care is consuming as little national news as possible, and I will argue that this is an ethical choice.

the general idea that Joe Citizen can and must do something about a horror that is being perpetrated beyond his control — and can be successful in halting that horror — is not just psychically harmful but logically backward