My film diary (NSFW)

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    Hi Guys,
    I started this serie when I was attending Concordia in Fine Arts. I was recently thinking about continuing, should I ? Sorry for the finger trace on some, those are analog photo, developped in a color darkroom on glossy paper and then scanned.
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    Does it eventually get better?

    What do you hope to achieve with your diploma?
     
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    Oh, I wasn't talking about school, but about the serie.
    If the serie gets better ? I guess not, it's a diary...
     
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    Interesting series. Which film and camera did you use?
     
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    Thank you,
    I used a Minolta X-370 and for the film, mostly Portra 800
     
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    There are some interesting photos but some I don't really know why I'm looking at it, what is it that the viewer would want to see? or that you want the viewer to see? Some I can figure out but don't particularly want to see, but others like #14 & 15, not sure what those are about, 16 I can figure out! lol but 17, I can tell what the perspective is but the composition doesn't really work for me.

    I'd watch for dust spots, make sure the prints and the scanner are all clean and dust free. I have occasionally gotten a finger smudge on a print done from film on photo paper (a wet print that was done in a darkroom not inkjet digital papers) and have used a microfiber cloth and breathed gently on the print if needed to wipe it off - similar to the way I clean a lens - gently! with a microfiber cloth. I usually clean the scanner awhile before I'll be putting prints on it, I squirt cleaner (made for lenses or computers) onto a microfiber cloth not directly on the scanner and leave the lid up to dry - I do that every time before I scan. And try to be careful about storing my prints so they'll stay dust free.
     
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    I was startled to see a dildo with what seemed to be three testicles. (Not to mention the color seemed like a particularly large and unfortuately positioned port wine stain.)
     
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    In regards, continuing, I think not. This is very self-conscious series with no obvious meaning besides some attempt to be blatent.
    Not shocking, not informative and the photography isn't very good.
    You can do better.
     
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    I like them, reminds me a bit of William Eggleston, if you can try and get hold of some Sinestill film I think you would like it
     
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    That's funny you mention him, I was actually searching some of his photo on google!
    Didn't knew about CineStill, if I can find some, I'll definitivly try it out thanks!

    Like I said it's a diary...
    It's not suppose to fit any photographic canons, this is fine arts. Photography is only the medium, nothing more. Art as a therapy. So yeah it's self-conscious. I like critiscism, but the you can do better is a bit condescending.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    Its not cheap but the results are stunning, I'm a b+w film guy
     
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    I may have to go back and take another look, I think I missed something... Lew has a point though, if you are or want to be a photographer you could do more with this I think. I'm not sure what you're going for with some of these. And it's not fine art just because you call it that.

    Eggleston's red ceiling and other photos by him seem to bring the viewer into the subject so it's clear enough what the photo is about, and there seems to be a mood captured. Studying the work of other photographers and artists I think can help in learning what works and why.


    I have some CineStill in my fridge but haven't tried it yet, one of these weekends I'll have to get out with it and a good subject/opportunity.
     

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