reblogged from istillshootfilm
Film Photographer Spotlight: Erin Young
Name: Erin Young
Age: 36 years old
Location: Santa Barbara, California, originally from Canada.
Camera: Photographing with film since 2010 using a Leica M6 and more recently, a Hasselblad 503cx
Favourite film: Kodak Portra, Fuji Astia, Fuji Provia, Kodak Ektar
Erin Young on why she shoots film:
"These photos were taken on two separate trips to the Rocky Mountains, the first to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in August 2013, and the second to the Banff and Lake Louise area in Alberta in October 2013. Hasselblads are so beautifully suited for landscape photography, and I am constantly inspired by all the talented medium format landscape photographers on Flickr and other places on the internet.
I continue to shoot film for one simple reason; I love the way film looks. The colours, the detail, the dynamic range. The way that shooting film forces me to be more careful about each shot has also had a serious impact on my photography, and I really appreciate the tangible nature of the film process and the physical experience of shooting high build quality metal, manual vintage film cameras. But in the end, for me, it comes down to aesthetics.”
Student rush, $5. As the saying goes, #winning
Man on the street. Posted on my Flickr.
Whenever I go to work I wear a jacket and a tie, because I’m inherently quite lazy, and my books take so long to do, and my publishers don’t bug me, so it’s so easy to fool yourself into thinking you’re working harder than you really are.
Robert Caro (via putthison)
reblogged from putthison
Good advice for academics.
reblogged from minimalmac
Increasingly, the answer to this question guides whether I dismiss a shiny new technology out of hand.
You see, there are two types of problems that technology is meant to solve.
- Problems we know we have.
- Problems that we did not know we had but ones that are obvious once the solution comes…
Good advice for the new year. Keep it simple.
My fiancé and I at a wedding. (No, not our own.)
A Year, Resolute (2014 edition)
This year, I’ve written my resolutions as goals, specific tasks or projects. In some ways it reads more vague than before (read 6 book, instead of read these specific 6 books); but in more important ways it is more task and habit oriented than before. I’ve added a monthly setting/review of resolutions. That means I’ll soon need to write down what I’m doing for January. But without Further adieu…
- Read 6 books for the dissertation.
- Read 4 books of personal interest.
- Read 3 papal encyclicals.
- Pray the Rosary once per week.
- Daily Mass 4 times per week.
- Set CrossFit goals with new coach.
- CrossFit 4 times per week.
- Yoga/Rock Climb 2 days per week.*
- Eat 80-90 percent clean 4 days per week.
* Could be a ‘sound fun’ goal, I know. But a more active lifestyle to compliment my days sitting in seminar is better thought of as a workout activity.
- Publish 3 photographs per week.**
- Spend 1 hour per week curating photographs.
- Buy 2 records (vinyl) per moth.
- Spend 2 hours each week in undistracted music listening.
- Watch 1 film per month.
** Take enough photographs to publish at least 3 photos on Flikr, 500px, and other online forums.
- Monthly (or weekly) setting/review of resolutions.
- Buy less and make more (coffee).
- Get a headphone amp for my turntable for private listening.
- Attend a silent retreat.
- Blog at least 3 times per week
- 2 short posts
- 1 long post
- Tweet more often on academic/policy (build a portfolio)
- Submit a paper for publication
- Maintain academic blogging (personal site and with Oprisko)
Mastering a new technique.