The abandoned Packard Plant is 40 acres of industrial ruins. From certain points it looks almost like a city. The Packard Plant hasn’t made cars since the 50’s. I think this image looks like a scene that could have been captured at the end of World War II in Europe, but it’s present day America.
Fashion Photography Now
Fashion Photography Now by Catherine Chermayeff. Great photo book of 50 different fashion photographers from film’s apex. The images are from 1997-1999 and are largely analog with a couple rather obvious and dismal-by-today’s-standards forays into digital. A really great book with creative and interesting images. Amazon has them for two cents plus shipping and it’s well worth it to add this gem to your library. Word of parental warning this book does contain
Shot this close to home at Saginaw’s Baker Perkins Plant. They used to make ovens and do customized machining.
It was a fairly large industrial complex in varying stages of demolition. Almost like a mini Packard Plant. This room was weird, lots of vacuum tubes were stored on the shelves if I recall correctly. Looked like someone tried to play dominos with the shelves.
Nice lighting and captured with a Fuji GW690 which is the most tack sharp camera I own. Printed this at 16×20
Pdexposures.tv put together a nice info graphic of the cost difference between film and digital photography. Considering you’re lucky to get 5 years out of a $3k digital camera the film path is looking pretty good, but that’s only taking two thousand pictures a year. A big number in film but a small number in digital photography.
Lomography and Skillshare are teaming up to bring you an introductory class to shooting with Lomo and film cameras. Shoot film, upload to lomography.com, tag the images and you can win a Deluxe Diana camera kit. Free online class, free camera competition, if you’ve been thinking about shooting film this would be a good start!
Yesterday me an a couple friends got together for a couple beers and an evening stroll around Carrolton which is in Saginaw County Michigan. There were old schools, store fronts, grain elevators, trains, wheat grass in the sunset, concrete plants, all kinds of stuff to see. I wanted to shoot film mostly and leave the digital to my iPhone 5. This is what I packed to keep it light and easy. Not a whole lot of thought needed for any of these cameras which means your mind can focus more on composition.
Today’s film camera is the Konica Big Mini. I was reading an Ed Templeton interview some time ago and he was talking about the cameras he uses. The Big Mini was towards the end of the list but I was interested. Now he probably meant the 35mm fixed lens version of this camera that usually goes for north of $100. I found this zoom version for south of $25. Takes pretty good pics considering. Haven’t printed