Today has been a busy day, Mondays always are.
I didn't have any time to write anything profound for today, so I just came up with a new weekly thing called Monday Random Thoughts, Links and Updates, and this is volume number 1.
Last Friday, an old lady visiting my exhibition America Untitled stood next to me. After staring at one of the images for what seemed like forever, she finally looked at me and said:
"these photos are not real"
When I started to explain to her that they weren't photoshopped or manipulated in any way, she interrupted me to say:
"I know, I know. But they just don't look real".
Then, she left.
I've been thinking about this encounter, and I'm still not entirely sure about what she meant.
I'd love to think that she was looking at my photos and seeing "something that doesn't exist". Mainly because that's exactly what I try to achieve with my images!
It is most likely, though, that she meant she didn't like the images because she was expecting regular photographs.
I guess I will never know.
- I love Seth Godin. His posts are short, but provide awesome food for thought. I've found myself revisiting this one a few times already: the motor.
- The Fuji XF10 looks pretty good. One day, I will have a Fuji camera.
I hate scanning 35mm color film
Today, I picked up some film I shot on my last trip to Porto, Portugal. I had forgotten how much I hate scanning 35mm film. Also, how much I hate scanning color film.
But 35mm color film? Now, that's the worst.
These are few shots from those rolls. A mix of Konica VX100 expired 20 years ago, and Kodak Gold 200 expired an unknown amount of years ago. All shot with a Konica Autoreflex TC.
Today, we sold the Jeep that took me to so many places all around North America, doubling as transportation and home. It was a good car, and I will miss it a lot.
Yes, we called it Humphrey.
By the way, we are getting our new car here in Spain in a few days, and we'll need a new name. Any ideas?