No I don’t have any special insights on marketing for creatives and artists. I’m not particularly good at marketing. I have a Facebook page with 50-some followers, a Twitter account with 252 followers, and a <a href="http://darkroomist.tumblr.com" title="Darkroomist on
A dream without action will remain just that. I don’t know who said that, and there are many variations but it is absolutely 100% true. The other day I did an art market/arts and crafts show. The weather (snow) put a damper on it, but I still sold a little. I noticed a trend this go around. A lot of people seemed eager to talk with me about how they, or a close family member was once “into photography”, they tell me about the 35mm cameras they once owned, or maybe even a
It just smells funny! 🙂 It’s true, it’s not dead yet, but there are still too many players on the field to consider any one producers of analog photography supplies as “thriving”. There’s still a ton of speculation and rumor going on about what Kodak’s bankruptcy means for film shooters and Efke recently quit the game. Anyways here’s a story about those still hanging on to film in NYC.
Found this video of Clyde Butcher talking about his love of film and the darkroom via Stu Batchelor:
And Believe in Film brought this wonderful article from PopPhoto.com on film photography to my attention:
Film Lives: The Enduring Allure of Analog Photography
Who knew? Apparently thigh high, stiletto, fetish, leather boots date back the the 1920’s.
via the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bettie Page wore a similar boot for a photoshoot:
It’s kind of bizarre (pun intended) but even people with no interest or fetish for foot ware find these ridiculously sexy. Perhaps because they are the shape of a woman’s whole leg.
Boxes stacked on boxes between full filing cabinets. Drool….
Bette Page negs alone are worth north of $700ea! As a b&w printer it’d be magical to just have access to that collection for a year or more. So much pinup and movie star fun could be had. I can’t imagine what the auction house valued that collection at. It bottles my mind.