Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category

newton:~ chammann$: locate fancontrol

April 10, 2013

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it's running well. And LOUD!

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it’s running well. And LOUD!

Fished myself a server out of the ‘bay, an IBM eSeries xServer 345. Two dual-core Xeons 3.2, (more…)

Error Circle

May 16, 2012

A smurf tied up in the forest

A smurf tied up in the forest

Sometimes there are so many errors in an image that quality comes round again to being, dare I say, good? Example in case above. I had expired (more…)

Vit, mon ami!

August 13, 2011

Let”s see if I can make myself understood. This is one of these Leica mysthique blogposts that is shure to cause incomprehension in modern photographers in these digital times. And it’s not even about a Leica camera or one of their fabulous lenses.

It's about a manual film transport called Leicavit M.

It's about a manual film transport called Leicavit M.


GUIs, Cycle Touring and Photography

June 20, 2011

Wide-open Skies

Wide-open Skies

This is one of only three photos I took on a 98 km bicycle loop yesterday. (more…)

Get it Right the First Time

March 24, 2011

Yup, it worked.

Yup, it worked.

Post updated, lead photo referred to in the text.
Inspired by a workshop with Calumet I partcipated in yesterday I have a few thoughts I’d like to share with you. The workshop had a long-winded title, but basically it was about black and white portrait photography in these modern times of digital photography. In fact, I was the only one with film in the camera. (more…)

All You Need Is …

February 19, 2011

… an old Leica IIIf, a good 50 mm lens, a wide 12 mm lens, an incident light meter and some film. Case in point:

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Swedish Deliberation

February 5, 2011

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What do these four images have in common? (more…)

Chercher ne signifie rien en art. Ce qui compte, c’est trouver (P.Picasso)

December 4, 2010

© Robert Dosineau

© Robert Dosineau

Don’t worry, this ‘blog hasn’t turned french. Thanks to my daughter, who has to write a school essay on this quote from Picasso, I was reminded of self-confident way this godfather of modern art worked. (more…)

Post 100, Meta ‘blog

October 15, 2010

At this decimal waypoint, time for a little reflection.

Let me immodestly start with myself (photo © A. Klemming)

Let me immodestly start with myself (photo © A. Klemming)

That’s what ‘blogs are mostly about, aren’t they? (more…)

Art and Fetishism

October 9, 2010

What is a fetish? A substitute object for a prime desire.
Why is it important in the context of art? Art makes fetishes.
What is the relation between artist and fetish? Purveyor and victim.
How can an artist fall victim to fetishism?
By favoring materials and methods over expression.
Hear that, ye photographers!

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