CineStill BwXX is Now in 120!!

Please click on the audio play button above for a 6 minute review of this amazing film now in 120 for the first time ever. Sample images below!

Features:

• Black and white negative film

• Variable speed (ISO 200-800) I’ve pushed to 1600 with very good results, but the sweet spot is around 400.

• 120 format!!!!!!!!!!!!

• Classic cinematic look

• Rich tonality

• Excellent sharpness 

One of a kind camera meets one of a kind film!

EveNSteve like this film so much we’ve already made an artwork using it. Click on the movie below to watch the one minute artwork film by EveNSteve:

There Are Forests In The Animals

Sample images!!!

As I mentioned in the audio above I really wanted to showcase the cinematic feeling this film has, but also show the creative flexibility that is possible. This is not a modern film, and that is a very good thing!

A few sample images below showing the packaging which is of very high quality and a little bit of camera porn….

In conclusion I think the images speak for themselves. How wonderful in 2021 to be welcoming a “new” B&W film to our world… 

Viva la Revolution-

Steve

PS— Processing Times in a variety of developers….

https://cinestillfilm.com/pages/bwxx-dev-times

One Week One Book

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)

PURCHASE THE FULL SET OF BOOKS HERE

“One Week One Book” series by Stephen Schaub

DETAILS: 12 Books. Each: 8″x9″ | perfect-bound | 2020

INDIVIDUAL BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE

FULL PRESS RELEASE | AVAILABLE IMAGES

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. 

The Cool Zone

Ric Kasini Kadour is a writer, artist, and culture worker and the the Editor and Publisher of Kolaj, a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective.

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.

View at Medium.com

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

 

 

Testing Fomapan 100

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

Support The Arts

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.

An Open Letter to the Senators of the 116th Congress: Fund the Arts

EveNSteve on Kolaj Live Online

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.

MORE INFO & REGISTER
http://www.kolajinstitute.org/kolaj-live-online/index.html…

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/

CineStill CS6 “CREATIVE SLIDE”

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.)

Figure In Window

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.

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E100 DynamicChrome Developer • Widelux F7 • 35mm ©Schaub 2020

 

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.

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E100 DaylightChrome Developer • Fotoman 6×24 with 90mm XL • 120 ©Schaub 2020

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E100 DaylightChrome Developer • Fotoman 6×24 with 90mm XL • 120 ©Schaub 2020

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E100 DaylightChrome Developer • Fotoman 6×24 with 90mm XL • 120 ©Schaub 2020

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!

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E100 PUSHED to 800 TungstenChrome • Linhof 6×17 with 90mm SA • 120  ©Schaub 2020             In this example I wanted to see how using the film in daylight and pushing could create interesting cinematic contrast and color… I was very happy with the results.

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:

Cs6 “Creative Slide” 3-Bath Process for color-timing E-6 reversal film

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!-

Steve