LIFE EQUALS ART

LIFE=ART is an ongoing conversation about what it means to live life as a creative person. Lifelong Persistent Creative Types, artist Stephen Schaub and his wife, author Eve Schaub advocate for the embrace of art in every aspect of life, and the appreciation and support of living artists particularly. Art makes life worth living.

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Life Equals Art… LIVES!! Some of you out there who go waaaaay back may recall a website I ran for a while which went by this name. Now, the time has come for it to rise from the ashes, this time as a platform for discussion of The Creative Life. Also contributing is my uber-talented wife, author Eve O. Schaub. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Viva la Revolution-

Stephen

Back from England

Back from a great trip to England/ the Cotswolds… film is now processed (LOVE 510 PRYO!) Stay tuned for my thoughts on this adventure and upcoming shows and events this summer and fall.

Viva la Revolution- Steve

 

 

Should Art be Free— Thought for the Day

Art should not be free. In days past you had to pay a price to view Art- most Art was for the church- and they demanded your very soul 😉 Modern visual artists give everything away for likes online, which is crazy. Movies are not free, concerts are not free, books are not free, plays are not free. When artists endlessly post our images online it devalues you as an artist and gives you a false sense of success. So here’s my thought for the day: Promotion is one thing but limitless sharing of your work is just bad business.

Figital Revolution Visits The UK

That’s right… heading to the UK on Friday April 14 for just over a week of travel and making work for upcoming shows. Will be in the northern Cotswolds area for most of my time SOooooo if you are in that neck of the woods (Ilmington area) let me know and we can try to set up a chat or at least a pint at the pub.

Viva la Revolution- Steve

 

Test Film with 510 Pyro

Testing 8 different films, all 120 in a stand development 1:500 in 510 Pyro Developer… film was exposed at +3, +2, +1, Box Speed, -1 and -2 to see developer / film latitude combination… have seen some pretty amazing results with this developer…. more later…. (Films Tested: Rollei RPX 400, Bergger Pancro 400, Ilford HP5+, Ilford Delta 3200, Ilford Pan F+, Ilford FP4+, Fomapan 100 and Kodak 400TX ).

Many thanks to my friend Dan for introducing me to this developer and to Jay DeFehr on getting this up and running and for being such a helpful source of knowledge.

Viva la Revolution- Steve

 

Ilford XP2 Super VS Fuji Neopan 400CN

So…. I did a film test recently that begs the question: is Fuji Neopan 400CN really just rebranded Ilford XP2 Super? This is my opinion, but it sure looks like it to me! Both films are best at EI 200 and have a very usable range from EI 50-640.

Look at the histogram- they are virtually identical! So very close, shot only a few minutes apart, any difference is attributable to the changing light outside. Hey- I still like XP2 Super… and it’s nice to know that when in the UK or Japan the 400CN is a go-to option as well.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen