CALL TO ARTISTS
Photography Artist Residency: Scotland
At MERZ Gallery @merz.gallery in Sanquhar, Scotland. During the residency, artists will make a work to be exhibited at MERZ Gallery as part of “Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale,” an exhibition by an international group of artists, all of whom traveled to Sanquhar to investigate a sense of place and make artwork that speaks to the rich history and folklore of the region.
For the application and additional information click here or on the image above.
• 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
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
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-
PS— Processing Times in a variety of developers….
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
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 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.
Follow all fifteen photographers who are part of the launch on Instagram:
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
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.
Viva la Revolution- Steve
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