Kodak Shares Portfolios

Very excited to announce that Eastman Kodak has been sharing my artworks on their social media feed on Instagram. The most recent portfolio just posted last night– check it out and please follow me on Instagram for the latest news.

@stephenschaub

Viva la Revolution- Steve

Photography to be Discontinued on August 19, 2019

After 180 years it has been decided that the medium of photography should be discontinued in favor of a return to painting, charcoal drawing and water ballet. Blah, blah, blah… April Fools!

This is how it is supposed to go, right? Unbelievable claim, some elaboration that pokes fun but sounds vaguely plausible, maybe, followed by the big reveal- psych! But the April Fools Day joke posted this morning on The Phoblographer is in my opinion another matter entirely. Not only have they posted an entire “April Fools” article, devoid of any winking humor, describing the end of Portra 800- but they have an affiliate link, that works, to buy the film on Amazon “while supplies last.”

This is, at best, misleading and in poor taste and, at worst, it is disingenuous clickbait. The disclaimer that it is an “April Fools day joke” is at the very end and buried under an ad- most people will miss it:

How is this funny? It’s worth noting that I don’t read The Phoblographer, but found out about the post when it was shared on Facebook by a concerned photographer, who like so many will read the first few sentences and share. Remember: this post and its untrue title will be indexed by search engines, spreading this “fake photo news” indefinitely. This kind of information, even when intended as a “joke,” does not go away, ever. In 6 months when someone comes across that article… are they going to be thinking “ah- April Fools!”? No. And that kind of pointless misinformation hurts our industry. For folks who post this kind of garbage- irresponsible is the only word I can come up with.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/04/01/sad-news-kodak-portra-800-is-being-discontinued-this-month/#/

Stephen Schaub Becomes a Movie Star

That’s right! I am happy to announce that I am being featured in an upcoming documentary of photographers who work with motion picture film for still photography. The amazing Brendan Leahy of Studio Skylight has visited my studio for location filming at the Wilson Castle in Vermont, MassMoca and The Artist Book Foundation (more on that in just a bit) and on Cape Cod. We are planning additional shooting in Mexico and NYC in the very near future. The full length documentary- featuring ten artists from across the United States, but most importantly ME- will be out in early summer and will be featured at an exhibition I am curating on the topic of motion picture film photographers at the Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont.

For now please enjoy these two teaser clips… sound on for best experience…

And follow me on instagram @stephenschaub where I am posting a lot of new content and daily studio updates.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

 

Follow Me on Instagram

Ok so I’ve stepped into the 21st century and now have an active instagram account…

 

 

 

www.instagram.com/stephenschaub/

You will notice there is a window/feed for Instagram on the right side of the home page. If you want to stay up to date will all aspects of my work, travel and testing that may someday make it here as a full article, follow me there!

Please share this to all film/ hybrid photographers you know…

Viva la Revolution-

Steve