The best thing I’ve seen in so long. The filming on this is bonkers.
Step into the haunting, humorous, and startling world of tintype photography.
Interviewing: Libby and Stephen
Sara interviewed the extremely talented tintypists Libby & Stephen!
speed graphic with f3.3 Argus projection lens… testing and loving this camera.
My souvenir from London, even though it’s German made. I had never seen a Werra camera before and saw two of them at the Portobello Market. The first was a green one being purchased by an elderly gentleman, and the second was a black version that I was able to handle but it literally died in my hands while testing the shutter. On our way out of the market I looked up and saw a tiny sign with a TLR and SLR sawed in half and attached that read: ‘Cameras.’ I walked back through the cramped antique stalls and came across an unexpected, tiny closet absolutely packed to the brim with cameras. There was another green version in beautiful shape amidst the craziness. I bought it on the spot and while many cameras come and go from my ‘collection’, this is a true collection keeper. Gorgeous design. Gorgeous. No wind lever, but the green ring around the lens housing twists to wind the film and cock the shutter. They don’t make ‘em like this no more. Read up on these beauties here.
In Berlin his work wasn’t avant-garde enough; in the U.S. it was too celebratory of American culture to please his German agency; when he left that agency, he was too artistic to be commercial and too commercial to be artistic. He was like an actor who wasn’t quite good enough to be a star, but was still too good to give up the stage.
John Gutmann died in 1998 without ever achieving fame or fortune.
Acros 100 @ 200, Diafine.
The novel follows the surreal misadventures of an unnamed protagonist who makes a living as a commercial writer. The protagonist is compelled to return to the Dolphin Hotel, a seedy establishment where he once stayed with a woman he loved, despite the fact he never even knew her real name.
Dance Dance Dance