Wednesday, April 16, 2008

As The World Flickrs

Episode 1: The Beautiful ‘Problem’ with Film

(Flickr is an international photo-sharing site which is directly responsible for inspiring me to be better as a photographer, and to see things with new eyes. The source of impressive talent is vast and continues to show me how much more there is to learn. Each week I will be featuring one or more of my ‘faves’ or a specific artist.)




This week I’m featuring three of my favorite examples of light entering the camera where it should not. The results could potentially ruin an entire photo, or even a roll of film, but in some cases, it actually works to become part of the composition in such a lovely way, either by leaving images of the actual film’s paper backing on the photo itself, or by leaving a simple light leak. These ‘problems’ happen quite commonly with plastic, or ‘toy’ as they are known, cameras. I have a few, myself, and some need lots of duct tape, while others I allow to leak. [top to bottom: Untitled, by Nicolai Morrisson, N°5, by RougeRouge, and Summer Dreams in Japan, by Jordi Gual.]


10 comments:

Jordi Gual said...

Fantastic artcle.....of horror and error..always amazing.

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you, jordi. Hahahaha...sometimes the horror and error are the same! :)

ThePeachTree said...

Truly unique images!

Jenna P said...

oooh I like these.. it is always so interesting to think about what those light sources really are! heheh

alssooo, wanted to let you know you should check out my blog because I nominated you for a blog art award!

sMacThoughts said...

Oh my gosh, Jenna! I bow, I bow!!

Emerald Arts said...

So wierd, I was just looking at an entry by Art & Ghosts that I commented on yesterday, and my comment is under your username and yours is under mine. Oh interwebs, you fool me again.

I like your ghost photos :)

sMacThoughts said...

You know what that is? it's the odd way that Typepad blogs list their posts...they put a dividing line between you and your post, actually making it seem that yours is attached to the person whose post is next to your name. hate that; it is weird!

Allyson said...

Those are so beautiful and otherworldly! I love it.

sMacThoughts said...

Yes, thanks Allyson, such effects really make me look at my own family photo albums with new eyes!

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