A Snapshot of Insanity- Mardi Gras 2010

Yes, Mardi Gras is a bit over the top… but it is a spectacle that one has to see to believe. This quick video and snap shots were made with the help of my wife’s Kodak Easy Share camera and several shots of bourbon. (Bear in mind, all video and image were shot in the Garden District which is a far cry from the total insanity of the French Quarter…)

As for my actual artworks I will start processing film tomorrow- yes in Caffenol C!- and I will post examples soon.

The Bare Bones Bag in Argentina

I always like to get email and notes from photographers who use information gathered here on FR or who use the products I make for their artworks… I just received this email and photo (see below) from Richard Selwyn… very cool… literally!

April 2009 Argentina Leica MP Ektar 100 052-2

Richard’s Email Text: A few photos for you from Argentina, Patagonia (ektar 100 film, 35mm lux or WATE).  We had a great time and your bag was amazing.  Was really harsh conditions – trekking in winter with some v bad weather.  The bag worked beautifully and was even  better because it is so light and hard wearing.  Thanks also for sending the bag through to me quickly.

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Fantastic! Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Overlapping Frame Panoramic Technique

Below find new artworks from my recent photographic trip to Italy. All of the images below were shot on an XA 4 using Kodak Ektar film. I am still scanning and editing my film and anticipate finishing this body of work in a month or two, at which time I will post a complete portfolio. No titles yet; just basic information with each image for identification purposes. The last image in the series however is a photograph of a finished printed artwork from this series and as such has additional information.

To view additional artworks made using this technique please view my A New Eden Artworks.

One last image made since my return and after figuring out how to do this technique on the Rollei 35… experimentation is key!

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Sets of Trees, Bennington, Vermont. 2009
Copyright Stephen Schaub. 2009

Italy Photographic Journal

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I decided to keep a quick audio journal on my recent photographic trip to Italy. Each day recording is around 2 or 3 minutes long, with thoughts on light, travel and places visited as well as on what worked and what didn’t. Also see the snapshots below of places mentioned in the audio, as well as yours truly in Rome… note the well traveled BBB2 (also note how the flash is illuminating the reflective panel… this level of safety is really nice in a city like Rome with its somewhat questionable driving regulations!)

Viva la Revolution! –  Stephen

Putting It All Together

Everything I post here on the Figital Revolution is- in one way or another- part of a test I am running for my own Artworks, or for a client at Indian Hill Imageworks. Over the last few months I have been testing the Olympus XA, the LOMO LCA, the Olympus XA 4, Kodak Ektar 100, alternative printing paper, perfecting my carry solution (BBB) and new methods for hanging artwork. Now it is time to put everything into action! I am leaving for Italy italianflagin a few days (note the Italian Flag) and all of the works and testing will finally get full use. Below is a new image I just made called Winter Leaves, Vermont. 2009. It is made using the Olympus XA 4 using an in-camera multi exposure, overlapping-negative technique I have been refining for the last few months. The film: Kodak Ektar 100…I am taking 40 rolls of it with me to Italy! The paper/ image: printed on an uncoated sheet of Arches Rough 22″ x 30″, 640 gsm as a d’Vinci Print (12 color).

Note: I am about to test a similar style paper with some different sizing properties made by Fabriano… since my new  artworks will be from Italy it only seemed right to look at Italian paper. Hey, they’ve been making paper for over 700 years… they have to be doing something right!

Winter Leaves, Pawlet, Vermont. 2009

Winter Leaves, Vermont. 2009
Edition size: One
Image Size: 25″ x 9″
Paper Size: 22″ x 30″
Copyright Stephen M. Schaub 2009

Install View

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Finally, I will be working on additional articles while traveling so get ready for new and exciting things here on FR once I return.

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Viva la Revolution- Stephen

TSA and Photography

Security at US airports has never been tighter… so how does that affect traveling photographers? ALOT! This quick audio blog gives a few important tips on how to navigate today’s security when traveling with your photographic equipment.