Monday, 30 July 2012

The Saved

A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Auckland.

I took this photo then.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Backlog

A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Auckland.

I didn't take these photos then.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Crowd

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Lineout

The Doubles

Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Abandoned

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Unlit

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Lit

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Light

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Whirly

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Speccy

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed over the years that the posts have gone from quite text oriented to very picture oriented.

There are a number of reasons for this, but mainly it has to do with the fact that not everything needs writing about, or is indeed even worth writing about.

There are stories which could have been told, but weren't.

And, no doubt, stories the needn't be told that were.

This isn't one of those stories, but it is a story.

The evolution of this blog does in some way reflect the evolution of my photographic thinking. There's the obvious, if you can work it out, chronology of my actual photography, but there's also the changing process where more and more I want the image to speak for itself, to stand up and say something (anything) without the need for explanation or context or anything.

In this post-postmodern art world environment that's not really an approach that is easily understood. Pop into almost any gallery, or pick up a book, and regardless of how good or original or intelligent the photos are there is invariably text which tries to explain, to contextualize, and often that text is worse, less original and less intelligent than the photos they're trying to explain.

But all this brings me around to this. A photo. From late-1999.  And a list.

A photo which speaks for itself (it's not art, it's just a pretty pic for crying out loud). And a list which may, or may not answer regular queries.

Camera model
[none, i.e. cameraless photography]
Agfa Clack
Agfa Click I
Agfa Isolette I
Agfa Isolette III
Agfa Optima III S
Apple iPod Touch
Canon AF35M
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 1D MkII
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 500
Canon EOS 50E
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D MkII
Canon EOS 7D
Canon Ixus III
Canonet QL 17
Diana +
Fuji APS Disposable
Fuji G617 Panorama
Fuji Marine Disposable
Fuji Panorama Disposable
Haminex 110FR
Haminex 110TF
Hasselblad 503CX
Hasselblad Xpan
Hasselblad Xpan II
Holga 120S
Horseman 45FA
Horseman 45HD
Horseman 4x5 View Camera
Kodak B+W Disposable
Kodak Brownie 2
Kodak Flash Disposable
Kodak Panorama Disposable
Kodak Pocket Instamatic 300
Konica Auto S3
Konica Eye
Konica Pop
Lomo Action Sampler
Mamiya C220
Mamiya C330
Mamiya RB67
Mamiya RZ67
Nikon D300
Nikon D90
Nikon E3100
Olympus OM-1
Olympus Superzoom 110
Olympus Trip 100R
Olympus Trip 35
Olympus XA2
Pentax Auto 110
PF Pinhole
Pinhole 110 cartridge
Polaroid 350 Land Camera
Polaroid 636 Close Up
Polaroid Square Shooter 2
Polaroid SX-70
Samsung GT-I9100
Toyo-Field 45AII
Widelux 1500

That is, I believe, the entire list of cameras that I have shot on over the years. To be more specific, when I say "shot on", I mean used for my own purposes. And photos from most, if not all, of those cameras have appeared on this blog at one time or another.

I have, also, at times used other cameras belonging to other people and taken the odd photo or two. For example, I know I have used, from one friend, a Linhof 4x5, a Leica, and a Nikon DSLR, and maybe other stuff, and a Nikon D200 from another friend, and either a Nikon F4 or F5 from another friend, and maybe a Nikon F90X from another friend.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Techy

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Variant

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Wired

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The Riverside

Monday, 2 July 2012

The Line