Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading

by JamesNYCApril 3. 2013 04:39

This is the last in our film loading video series: Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading.

I'm aware that their will be those that will take issue with my method of cleaning the film holders, but to each their own.this process is the way I was taught by several old school photographers and in more than 20 years I/We have never had dirt dust or scratches on any 4x5 film.

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8x10 LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM TO MAKE COMEBACK

by JamesNYCAugust 23. 2012 10:16

8x10 LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM TO MAKE COMEBACK

First test photos premiere at The Impossible Project Space NYC from August 23 – September 24, 2012

New Impossible 8x10 film goes on sale August 30

Enschede, The Netherlands, 22 August 2012. – Based on previous achievements in analog instant film development, Impossible successfully engineered a new instant film material for 8x10 cameras. “Back in 2009 we preserved the last intact 8x10 Polaroid production machine and transferred it from Waltham in the USA to our factory in the Netherlands. At that time it was uncertain whether it would ever be possible to manufacture a new 8x10 film. Today we are proud to announce the revival of this legendary format with the new PQ 8x10 film”, says Florian Kaps, the founder of Impossible.

Polaroid introduced the 8x10 film in 1973 making high-resolution large format instant photography possible for the first time. The unique size and characteristics of the 8x10 film soon captured the attention of photographers as an artistic medium. During the 1980s it was frequently used for landscape, fine art or advertising-photography, scientific applications as well as high quality proofs. Just like all other types of Polaroid film it was discontinued in the 21st century.

From August 23 – September 24 the Impossible Project Space NYC presents the very first photos taken on test film of the upcoming PQ 8x10 Silver Shade film. This landmark exhibition features work by acclaimed and up and coming photographers Chloe Aftel, Penny Felts-Nannini, Adam Goldberg, Thom Jackson, Tim Mantoani, Alan Marcheselli, Melodie McDaniel, Stefan Milev, Nicholas Misciagna, Rommel Pecson, Bill Phelps and Neal Winter.

The new PQ 8x10 film will go on sale August 30 on www.the-impossible-project.com, in Impossible Project Spaces NYC, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo and at selected worldwide partner stores and dealers. One pack contains 10 photos and costs EUR 169 I 189 USD. PQ 8x10 film is compatible with all 8x10 cameras equipped with a Polaroid film holder, as well as the original Polaroid 8x10 processor.

 

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A great Photographers project - Darshan: Photographic Series on Indian Deities

by JamesNYCAugust 16. 2011 07:15

Dear Friends,

I have embarked upon perhaps the most ambitious photography project of my life and I'm seeking support to complete it. If you click on the image below, it takes you to a quick three minute behind the scenes video that explains what I'm taking on. Darshan, my project - marries spirituality and art, pushes the boundaries of photography and helps preserve my heritage and culture. If you feel moved by it, I urge you to help me by contributing to the project in exchange for worthy rewards and by spreading the word to friends and family.

Some great press has helped me move it along so far. It's gotten shouts from Life Magazine, Wired and the project was on NPR a few days ago. I have eleven days to raise my goal and making this vision come alive means the world to me. I have deep gratitude for all the backers that have contributed so far and sincerely thank you in advance for your time and support.

Manjari Sharma

 

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Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton

 

"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013

 

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington

 

"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10

 

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984

 

 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

 

"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton

 

"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz

 

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee

 

" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles

 

"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton

 

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla

 

"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon

 

"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton

 

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

 

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

 

"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle

 

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

 

"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe

 

" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand

 

"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst

 

"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein

 

"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson

 

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith

 

"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

 
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