The Seniors’ AP Exhibit

What? No establishing shot?

Pix o’ some adults will have to suffice.

Art sends hearts and lids aflutter.

Best Weblog Disclaimer Ever

“Please note: The work on this blog is not the original work. It is being shown out of context and denuded of content.

To see the work as it should be seen, buy the book, magazine, visit a gallery, go to the appropriate website or watch the film.

Do not mistake your computer experience for anything other than the little that it is.”

Thank you, Colin Pantall.

W. o’ W.: William Gedney

Requiescat in Pacem


We attended the School of the Art Institute’s student art sale last weekend. B alumnae Emily Platt and Lindsay Lewis were among the participants in an enormous affair (see diagram). One of us bought the store under the Future Gifts Exemption Act; the other meandered & mused.

A word to the wise: this event has cool stuff for you to acquire. Find a way to mark your calendar for next time.

Multigrade Art 300: The Final Product

The following is gleaned from an e-newsletter (is that a word?) from Tim Rudman. Look him up ( and subscribe, if this kind of information interests you:

There have been a few emulsion adjustments since the pre-launch product, and more information about the product has been made available. The first impression was that the emulsion was a variant of MGWT but in fact it is a “sibling” of MGIV, and is neutral- rather than warm-toned. The base is described as neutral to cool tone, but in fact is very subtly warm if compared to the back, or to MGWT, or a truly white base like Fomatone MG Classic used to be. This gives the emulsion a slightly warm, rather than neutral, look in the higher tones. No pigment is added to the base, which is whiter before coating, but the modified process required to coat this art base seems to add this very slight warmth to it. Side-by-side testing with MGWT shows an almost identical speed, so analyser settings for MGWT will work pretty well. The final product also has very slightly brighter highlights and “better” tonal separation in the upper tones too.

The other pleasant surprise was that it gave rich browns in selenium, which the test sample did not. Fairly strong selenium at 1+5 gave rich chocolate brown, and a clear brown-grey split was easily achieved if desired. Strength for strength the Harman selenium gave richer colour than Kodak selenium.

Innovations in Pinhole Camera Design

Chris Keeney

Dianne Bos:

This Sunday (both Easters) is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!

Update: The Pinhole Tree! Look:

…AND build your own Hasselblad!

W. o’ W.: Rosanne Cash

The College Board has no criteria for elements that are anything but effable. Ms. Cash’s father (Johnny Cash) told her “that your style is a function of your limitations more so than a function of your skills. Some things you can break down, and some things are ineffable. Some things are just part of that mystery where all creative energy comes from. It’s part of the soul. Music is an ever-moving blob of mercury.”

(From the NYT

W. o’ W.: Brian Miller

“People like Bruce Wrighton and Vivian Maier give me great hope that after I’m dead my work will be lauded during a couple of moments of boredom. Milton Rogovin declared, “The rich have their own photographers.” Photographs like these prove, beyond a doubt, that the rest of us just need to walk outside and start photographing. Something. Anything. Someone. Anybody. Just go and do it now. You will be lauded.”

That Which Meets the Eye

This ranks with Geoff Dyer’s essays as essential reading: