Take a tour of the studio of Eve and Stephen Schaub! In this 13 minute virtual tour we showcase our Monuments to Now outdoor artworks in a Vermont hayfield, discuss our process and feature our collaborative artworks recently seen in such venues as the Bennington Museum and Burlington City Arts.
We are very excited to announce the release of the “One Week One Book” series! Check out the link and information below— perfect for art book lovers everywhere! (Are you thinking X-mas? I’m thinking X-mas)
“One Week One Book” series by Stephen Schaub
DETAILS: 12 Books. Each: 8″x9″ | perfect-bound | 2020
Kasini House is pleased to announce a series of photographic art books by Stephen Schaub entitled “One Week One Book”. Each book contains dozens of photographs that explore a single theme, and begins with a short introduction written by Schaub’s wife and creative partner, noted author Eve O. Schaub, as well as a quotation selected from the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, Victor Hugo and Wallis Simpson, each speaking to the topic at hand.
Anthropologic, quirky and sometimes voyeuristic, the books look at wide-ranging subjects, from portraits of the backs of people’s heads, to still-lives depicting the contents of their refrigerators. While one book documents the last remaining phone booths in New York City, another compares the “Aisle Three” of every store from Wal-Mart to the local country store.
The title of the series, “One Week One Book”, is both a statement of artist intention and call to action for the reader. Schaub challenged himself to make a photographic essay on a single subject, and turn it into a book, every week for twelve weeks.
“We live in a world where photographs are copious and ubiquitous, so commonplace that they often go unseen or are misunderstood,” said publisher Ric Kasini Kadour. “The photographic essays in Schaub’s ‘One Week One Book’ invite us to contemplate the nature of images in our world, to take George P. Elliott’s advice about looking at Dorothea Lange’s photographs and ‘extricate yourself from the madding mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering us all our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image.’ (1) My hope in publishing this series is that people will see it as an opportunity to fall in love with the poetry of photography.”
Stephen Schaub is an artist and a Marine Corps Veteran. After receiving his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he founded FigitalRevolution.com and published two collections of his work (A Sense of Place, 1999, and Through A Glass Darkly, 2004). He is well-respected in the industry as a leader in the field of hybrid photographic film technologies and innovative printing techniques. His work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe as well as throughout the United States.
The twelve titles in the “One Week One Book” series are available individually, or as a complete set. The complete set comes with a bonus ‘zine, What Good Is a Photograph?, which contains an essay by Ric Kasini Kadour and a curated selection of documentary photographs.
Eve and I (EveNSteve) are very excited to share this article by Ric Kasini Kadour which was first published in issue #29 of Kolaj Magazine and now on featured on Medium. Our artwork My Phantom Cat is featured in the article.
I think this is a very well written and powerfully insightful article on the importance of the now and what we make of it as artists.
Viva la Revolution- Steve
My final test of Fomapan 100 by Film Bohemia of the Czech Republic. A beautiful classic film that in a compensating developer has a tremendous latitude from EI 100 – 1600+ — this example is at EI 800— amazing classic rendering that was very easy to scan. Shot with my Linhof 617s III Technorama with a Schneider 72XL lens. @linhof_munich @linhofstudio @schneiderkreuznachcine @foma_cz #film #filmisnotdead #blackandwhitephotography #panoramic #portrait #vintage #classic #apron #hammock #vermont #summer #summerlight
I agree with this letter and encourage everyone to read it and to share it.
I do have one concern, trickle down economics never really works. We need to ensure individual artists are supported during this time and not focus exclusively on large institutions which is almost always the case. However, my concern is measured and I agree that without immediate support for the Arts you will see a cascading effect of financial and cultural ruin in the US and beyond. As I always say: support your local artist or you won’t have one.
Be sure to register for KOLAJ LIVE ONLINE today!
Our talk is FREE!
Plagues, Monuments & Going Big with EveNSteve
Saturday, July 25th, 2020. 2PM-EST/11AM-PST
When they were called to quarantine, artists EveNSteve made a six-panel artwork that combines in-camera collage with handwritten texts to explore the idea of plagues in history. As lockdown continued, they began to display art across the street from their home in a roadside hayfield. Kolaj LIVE Online presents a virtual tour of their outdoor art gallery and artist talk about their recent work. The event is also the book launch of A Wonderful Plague. Registered attendees will be sent a link to a 22-minute film about A Wonderful Plague.
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ABOUT KOLAJ LIVE ONLINE
Kolaj LIVE Online is a series of virtual programs in the form of forums, panels, workshops, artist talks, studio visits, and other activities that allow people to come together, learn and talk about collage, and connect in real time to the collage community. Visit the series website at: http://www.kolajinstitute.org/kolaj-live-online/
I was very happy to be asked a few months ago to look at this new E6 process from CineStill and give them my thoughts. After testing for Kodak the new E100 in 120 last year this was indeed an exciting development. (See what I did there? Somewhere right now my wife is rolling her eyes.)
E100 DaylightChrome Developer • Linhof 6×12 with 58mm XL • 120
So what’s unique about this E6 kit? Here are the descriptions from their website:
D9 “DynamicChrome” Warm-Tone Dynamic 1st Developer.
Renders approximately 9+ stops of usable dynamic-range*! Conventional E-6 processing renders approximately 6 stops of usable dynamic-range*. Extended exposure latitude while maintaining vibrant color-contrast and rich warm-tones with preserved highlight and shadow detail (optimized for scanning) for a more cinematic look. High-dynamic-range for warm-tone slides in daylight, shade or with electronic flash.
D6 “DaylightChrome” Neutral-Tone 5500K 1st Developer.
Renders approximately 6+ stops of usable dynamic-range*, with brighter whites and moderately enhanced color saturation, just like conventional E-6 processing. Daylight-balanced 5500K for neutral-tone slides in daylight or with electronic flash.
T6 “TungstenChrome” Cool-Tone 3200K 1st Developer.
Renders approximately 6+ stops of usable dynamic-range* with brighter whites, and moderately enhanced color saturation. Tungsten-balanced 3200K for artificial light or cool-tone E100T slides. Also, works great for push processing in limited light!
I found mixing the chemicals to be easy and processing in my JOBO was a piece of cake. I already run my own C41 in house as well as a myriad of B&W developers.
My biggest advice to anyone who wants to process their own E6: the developer temperature is critical. Keep the developer within 1 degree F or less for best color, contrast and density.
For more information please visit:
In conclusion…. I think CineStill’s new offering is a unique and valued addition to the E-6 processing community. It doesn’t seem so long ago that Ektachrome was discontinued- temporarily as it turned out. But today that tide has turned, and I continue to be excited by the strong and vibrant resurgence of film and film processing options.
Viva la Revolution!-
I am very proud to be part of this exciting offering as a faculty member and with my brilliant wife and partner in EveNSteve as Guest Speakers as well.
William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine for the plague… what ART will you make?
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Today is a very exciting day! Kodak has just released Ektachrome E100 in both 120 and 4×5… how’s that for a holiday present?!
Sample images below: please note they are somewhat bigger files so they make take a moment to load.
Reimagining Transparency Film
By Stephen Schaub
When I was asked to shoot a few test rolls of the new Ektachrome 100 in 120 it just happened to be October, and I just happen to live in Vermont. Of course, New England is famous for these few short weeks each year when the light, crispness and color engages and captivates, turning all who experience it into artists who want to capture it. The timing could not have been better.
Although my current artworks are large, complex, in-camera collages on film, often employing cross-processing and alternative developers, I realized that work would not have been a suitable test for the few precious rolls of film Kodak sent to me. Rather, I revisited my earlier, more traditional methods of working and enjoyed returning to an earlier version of myself.
I chose to shoot familiar places. I really wanted to see how the color, dynamic range and sharpness of this reborn film in 120 would behave compared to my normal negative materials. I am pleased to report that everything I loved about the old Ektachome 100 is back in a big way: the color, the pop, and the sharpness are all there. The exposure latitude is extremely good, and scanning the film was easy.
Working with the combination of my Linhof Technorama 612 PCII and lenses by Schneider Kreuznach provided a profound depth and clarity, and really brought out the technical best in this film. Coupled with scans from my Imacon Scanner the resulting files really know no limits of scale of reproduction.
As a vocal advocate of traditional film, I think and talk a lot about how our relationship to film has changed; this test got me thinking in particular how much our relationship has changed with regards to transparency film. Years ago I would have been juggling a color meter and every Wratten Gelatin filter imaginable in order to color-balance the film to the light source(s) for perfect accuracy. My concern for shadow depth and detail would have resulted in most cases in a pre-exposure to balance contrast. But in 2019, with 99% of film users working in a Hybrid Workflow of film capture and digital scan, all of that is changed. Transparencies that once would have been considered too light or too dark can in most cases be saved through well thought-out scanning techniques. Choices of appropriate color spaces during the scanning process are as important to the final image as masking and color corrections were to making a great print in days gone by.
Transparency materials are unique: they have a pop, a micro-clarity and a feeling that is lost to color negative materials. The ability to edit work directly on the light table is significant. Moving forward, our relationship with transparency film is built on previous strengths but now with more advantages than ever. Kodak’s Ektachrome 100 is showing us that way.
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Official Press Release from Kodak Alaris:
Kodak Alaris Announces EKTACHROME E100 Availability in 120 and Sheet formats
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Dec 10, 2019 – Kodak Alaris today announced the launch of EKTACHROME E100 in larger formats. A new 120 format 5-roll propack and a new 10 sheet 4×5 box will be available to order within the next 10 days, worldwide.
These new format offerings follow on the highly successful launch of EKTACHROME E100 in 135-36x size last year. “Our new E100 film is a big hit with photographers of all ages” said Dennis Olbrich, President – Kodak Alaris Imaging Paper, Photo Chemicals and Film. “The market response has been tremendous. Adding 120 and sheet films takes us to the next level.”
Sales of professional photographic films have been steadily rising over the last few years, with professionals and enthusiasts alike rediscovering the artistic control offered by manual processes and the creative satisfaction of a physical product.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100 is a daylight balanced color positive film, featuring clean, vibrant colors, a neutral tone scale, and extremely fine grain. Its distinctive look is well suited to a wide range of applications, such as product, landscape, nature and fashion photography.
We’ve posted images from some of the photographers who participated in our pre-launch activities. Check out their work on our social media channels.
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Viva la Revolution- Steve!
Very excited to share this new documentary video on my artworks. Big thanks to CineStill Frames and Studio Skylight.
Viva la Revolution- Steve