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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.
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.
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.
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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!-
So here are my latest results experimenting with CineStill film in Caffenol (instant coffee)… I am very happy with this combination! I have found the usable EI for this film-developer combination to range from 100-3200, all with one processing time, but the very best is around EI 640. This test image was made with my 1956 Leica M3 with a 1960 Leica 135mm Leitz Wetzlar Elmar at F5.6.
I’ve been continuously tweaking my Caffenol developer and developing technique over the past few years… I find it to be a very solid go-to developer for virtually any black and white film.
Viva la Revolution- Steve
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Very excited about this upcoming show at the Kent Museum…. for more information click on the image:
If you have never been to the KENT Museum it is an amazing space in one of the most beautiful settings… it’s a must visit! — at The Kent Museum.