Welcome back to our second post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this last week and it’s already becoming very popular. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
Take a look at our selections for this weekends reading session, hope you enjoy these…
Image © Frank W Ockenfels III
The Lumiere Photobooth: A Fully Mobile Traveling Tintype Portrait Studio
This is no ordinary mobile home, a Texas based married pair of photographers have launched the Lumerie to hopefully ‘revive the lost profession of the itinerant photographer’. 150 years ago, it was common to find tintype wagons traveling to different cities, shooting and developing tintypes on site.
Internally the wagons have a modern and flexible studio space, lightproof darkroom for developing plates and modern conveniences including air con – fascinating – go here.
Interview: Photographer Frank W. Ockenfels III On Shooting Breaking Bad
Fascinating and intriguing interview with photographer Frank W Ockenfels III interviewed by Stan Horaczek of Pop Photo (whom I also used to write for). This is a comprehensive interview and whether you’re a fan or not of the show, you will be captivated – go here.
Wonderful short exert with Go Takayam a Japanese photographer who over the past three years has been pursuing his own ethnic passion working on several personal projects in China. In this article he discusses an image of a Chinese family that he had just met who were in the midst of their first annual anniversary of their lost six year old son – powerful image – go here.
Philip Bloom With Too Many Cameras
Philip Bloom a British filmmaker explains in this video how switching from filmaking to street stills helps him to be ‘more selective’ but he couldn’t quite manage to get out there with one camera and one lens and instead hit the streets with up to six cameras, he then laments ‘I’m not doing it right’. Fascinating video – go here.
Getty Releases Thousands of Images With New “Open Content” Program
The Getty Trust has launched a new program and has released in this first batch 4,600 high quality digital versions of art free into the public domain. The first release includes nearly 600 photographs and there are plans to roll out more. For more information – go here.