The auction house Christies is having an online sale of the work of New York photographer Garry Winogrand:
Their post lists ten things to know about him and his work, most of which I didn't.
(Via Film's not Dead on Facebook)
These are some strange but curiously compelling pictures at the Cooperative of Photography website:
Go over to the COOPH blogpost to see other photos in Alicja Reczek's series depicting "fairytales for adults".
While Intrepid Camera works on getting its affordable 10x8 large format field camera to market, and simultaneously needs to satisfy demand for its well-received Mark II 5x4 model, established Italian camera manufacturer StenopeiKa has announced its 5x4 Hyper Camera, available for pre-order now at €297 + VAT. Priced similarly to Intrepid's 5x4, the Hyper Camera appears to share several of the Intrepid's advantages in size and weight:
Large-format photography seems to be undergoing a surge of interest, and while there's no shortage of suitable cameras on the used market these tend to be expensive. With StenopeiKa, Intrepid, and soon Chroma as well, photographers wishing to dip a toe into the realm of traditional analogue now have several affordable options.
2017 wasn't the first time I participated in World Pinhole Photography Day. Back in 2014 I took several shots at Southsea seafront. The wind was howling but fortunately the rain held off, and I selected the shot below for my submission to the World Pinhole Photography Day website.
The shot was taken with a Lumix G6 micro-four-thirds digital camera fitted with a borrowed Pinwide pinhole.
A particular stipulation for submissions to the WPPD website is that all photos must be taken on the day, although since many are taken on film they can be submitted up to a month later, to allow time for developing. This stipulation meant that I could not participate in subsequent years as I was otherwise occupied those days, but I fully intended to submit something in 2017 as I had recently taken delivery of an Intrepid 5x4 large format camera and was keen to try it out. When I ordered the camera I didn't have a lens, but Intrepid sell a laser-cut pinhole as an accessory, which I also purchased.
I had expected to be taking the camera to some nearby (and, I hoped) photogenic location to make my shot. As it happened, on the day in question I was unable to leave the confines of the house and garden, so it was there that I found myself using the Intrepid camera for the first time, between showers of rain. Strictly speaking I wasn't using 'large format' as I made the shots with a Wista 6x7 rollfilm back fitted to the Intrepid, because I had yet to load 5x4 film into my film holders. How this arrangement worked out can be seen in the inaugural video of my YouTube channel Coarse Camerawork:
The shot I eventually chose for submission can be seen on the WPPD website:
All the pictures I took on the day are on my Flickr: