“It is quite amazing when you think about it,” Mick Jagger recently told Rolling Stone, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones first show on July 12th, 1962 at London’s Marquee Jazz Club. “But it was so long ago. Some of us are still here, but it’s a very different group than the one that played 50 years ago.”
Is this the beginning of the end for analog photography? Kodak bankruptcy: Photographers mourn – Arts Post – The Washington Post.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 34.000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
New York, the Big Apple! I found a whole bunch of black and white photo’s on Wired Newyork. It’s fantastic to see how the industrial revolution developed in this great city. An example of economic growth. Will it still be the Big Apple after the crisis? Anyway the photo’s remain and some are really beautiful!
Dutch Photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn received last night the “Prins Bernhard Culturefund prize” from Dutch Princess Maxima. U2 singer Bono and Coldplay singer Chris Martin attended the festivities with song and a poem for Anton.
Read the article in Dutch here.
A great set of black and white photo’s of steelworkers reaching the heights of New York City.
Dutch photographer Charles Breijer passed away this morning (The Hague on November 26, 1914 – Hilversum, 18 August 2011). Breijer was especially known for his photographs of the armed resistance, he made as part of the so called Submerged camera, a group of Amsterdam photographers who captured the last year of the German occupation. From 1947 to 1953 as a filmmaker Charles Breijer lived in Indonesia, and he witnessed the decolonization and development of the young republic. In addition, he used his camera primarily for taking personal shots. Back in The Netherlands Breijer worked from 1954 until his retirement in 1979 as a filmmaker for Multi Film. His photo library is managed by the Dutch Photo Museum.
Today is the 5th anniversary of this weblog. 5 years ago we started with this weblog about black and white photography with this post. Our mission was and is to share as much as interesting photo’s and articles about B&W photography with the rest of the world. This mission is not yet completed and we will of course continue to share great articles and photo’s with you. To celebrate the 5th anniversary we completely changed the design of the blog. With a new look and feel that fits in the current blog fashion. We hope you like it as much as we do.
If you have any new idea’s to improve this weblog’s content in the future, please leave a comment or send us an e-mail.
In a photobook, recently issued by the Dutch Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, several until now unknown photo’s of the famous photographer Robert Capa are published. The photo’s were taken by Capa in 1938 in China. The photographer travelled with Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens and cameraman John Fernhout.
Het gaat om foto’s die de Hongaars-Amerikaanse oorlogsfotograaf Robert Capa (1913-1954) in 1938 in China maakte. De fotograaf maakte deze reis samen met de Nederlandse filmmaker Joris Ivens en cameraman John Fernhout.
On the night of Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot four times in the back outside his New York City apartment by obsessed stalker Mark David Chapman, hours after Lennon had signed an autograph for Chapman….It’s now 30 years ago and still unbelievable. Magnum Photos has published an interesting series of black and white photo’s of John Lennon that I want to share with you.
Early this morning, on sunday october 10th, soulsinger Solomon Burke died of natural causes.
Solomon had just arrived at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for a sold out performance with the Dutch band De Dijk at the Paradiso venue this tuesday.
We are intensely sad. For his beloved ones, for his children and family, and for his many friends. We are very proud we can, ever since our cooperation started three years ago, count us among them.
His music will continue, his love will stay with us forever.
The Impossible Project, the Dutch group engineering new analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras, premiered a new color film last week at the Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, Germany. The company also announced a new black and white film for Polaroid 600 cameras, and used their film for the first time in the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera. Read more at Photo District News.
Update: also in Holland students are playing again with analog photography making their own prints in de darkroom. http://www.ru.nl/cultuuropdecampus/12-5-jaar!/cultuur-campus/analoge-fotografie/
De winnaar van de Zilveren Camera 2009 is bekend. De foto van Pim Ras van de dode Karst Tates in zijn zwarte Suzuki Swift is de winnaar. Ik vind het persoonlijk niet de beste foto maar wel van grote nieuwswaarde. Ik begrijp de keuze van de jury.
Mijn voorkeur hoe kan het ook anders gaat naar de zwartwit foto’s van Jeroen Toirkens. Hij brengt Tiniteqilaaq een dorp in Oost-Groenland met 140 inwoners in beeld. Er wonen hoofdzakelijk Inuït, zij leven van de jacht op zeehonden en walvissen. Het voortbestaan van de traditionele leefwijze van de Inuït staat al jaren onder druk door de lage prijs voor zeehondenbont en de minder koude winters. Door de schommelende temperaturen is de Sermilik-fjord niet meer constant bevroren. Een serie schitterende zwartwit foto’s.
This might ben a new challenge for me in 2010. Nature Photography in Black and White.