Thursday, April 23, 2009

Petri Book!

Thanks to a friendly Swede named Björn Fredén, I am now happily in the possession of the "Collectors Guide to Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras" by John Baird! This book explains the history and impact of what later became known as the Petri Camera Company, and in the process attempts to comprehensively document the history of the Japanese camera industry. Very cool! Thanks again Björn!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And it's been awhile....

(someone's going to get that, I just know it)

Hey-ho, what's up everyone? I know I haven't blogged here in a while, clearly I haven't been shooting much, though I've been thinking about it more and more lately. I miss my little metal friends! Time just keeps getting away from me somehow....

As a fan of the film Iron Man and pretty much everyone in it, and a fan of the outstanding documentary photography of actor Jeff Bridges, I thought some of you would enjoy checking out this well-put-together virtual book documenting the making of Iron Man on All black and white panoramic shots as he likes to do, with insightful handwritten notes scattered throughout. I particularly enjoyed the angsty haircut shots (how did he frame those, I wonder?) and the workshop shots. Check it out!

Happy shooting! And happy Holidays!


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