Kodachrome - they give us those nice bright colours
I gather it is no more. Oh well. I shot loads of it in the early 80s and then swapped to some other transparency film, can’t remember what now, think it was Fuji Velvia or Reala or Anorexia or something. Anyway I remember thinking how much sharper and punchier and richer the Fuji film was. I look at these slides now once in a blue moon and project them onto my living room wall. The Kodachrome definitely looks a bit washed out and flatter. Not that I care particularly. What is this retro obsession with film stock?. Where does this need to beautify everything come from? I’m really glad I went through film and have loads of it stuffed in shoe boxes - black and white, colour negative, transparencies blah blah blah. Thank God for Digital and just seeing something for what it is.
“In the field, outside the controlled confines of a studio, a photographer is confronted with a complex web of visual juxtapositions that realign themselves with each step the photographer takes. Take one step and something hidden comes into view; take another and an object in the front now presses up against one in the distance. Take one step and the description of deep space is clarified; take another and it is obscured. In bringing order to this situation, a photographer solves a picture, more than composes one.”—Stephen Shore, in The Nature of Photographs (via photonfantastic)
Hi! Nice to meet you :) To answer your question, I have not seen Celine and Julie Go Boating, but it is on my list :) I have heard good things about it. Are you a fan of Rivette? xoxo
Saw it for the first time earlier this year. Maybe the only film of his I’ve seen - it was really interesting and yes I did enjoy it but I had to see it in stages. It’s about 5 hours long I think. IBut I loved the way it played with story and what’s expected in a movie. It’s a bit dated here and there and the print on the DVD was a bit rubbish but still excellent. I keep meaning to get back into Godard, Truffaut et al. There’s a film I saw ages ago and want to see it now - I forget the Directors name but it’s about the day in the life of a French photographer and I think she’s pregnant. Made in the 60s of course:)