Monday, October 7, 2013

Polaroid 250, Street Festival

I approached each person and asked to take a photo. I think I like this approach more than snapping without asking. Too nice? maybe. I have so much fun with this Polaroid camera. It's a novelty, of course, but it takes pretty good photos. The lens is glass, and well-made. The tones are nice, too. Color film is available, but it's more expensive and I don't like the look as much. I had three shots left in this pack when I left the house, and I didn't even think to take a new pack. I'll remember next time.































14 comments:

Thersites said...

this is certainly a less "omniscient" approach to photography... seeking intimacy? Some people are obviously more comfortable talking to the man on the caboose. ;)

Duckys here said...

Well, Jen, I clearly never ask. I've developed strategies to avoid asking.

Yet I have had a number of my photos called "intimate". It's still me establishing a bond when I decide to snap that shutter.
What the photo reveals about those motives, well that is a serious topic.

Oh Farmer, that dilettante, Zizek, is full of crap as usual (although that scene from "Possessed" is one I wasn't aware of, fantastic).
It's been debated by more sincere thinkers than he. Last great battle was the Cahiers crew roughing up the Cinema of Quality.
But maybe it's just me thinking that anyone who takes The Matrix seriously as thought or cinema is a lamer.

Damn, don't know how I was unaware of Possessed. What a scene.

Thersites said...

i find Zizek a great popularizer of other people's theories. He's extremely well read.

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Duckys here said...

He can popularize all he likes but until he knows the difference between cinema and advertising he should be a little circumspect.

Thersites said...

There's a difference???

Who knew?

I thought that the only true difference, was the length.

Thersites said...

as zizek says, its function is to show us how to desire.

Thersites said...

...in your case, "socialist realism".

Duckys here said...

Actually Farmer, "socialist realism" is the aesthetic of choice of Ayn Rand (no sarcasm here).

I detest it.
It replaced Rodchenko's graphic breakthroughs trying to educate an illiterate working class and Rodchenko clearly has some relationship to Zizek's confused theory.

Duckys here said...

Jan, thanks for the comment on "Shadow". It might disappear because I post a slightly straightened version but I'm glad someone else sees something in it. I like it a lot.

I get drawn to those shots that break up space so that people are also fractured and distanced. Not very optimistic but I feel it's a vision for our current fragmentation.

Thersites said...

there is nothing confused in Zizek's theories. He's the only relatively lucid Marxist that I've ever encountered. But then, like Rand, he actually experienced the reality of Marxism, personally.

Jen Nifer said...

Ducky, I REALLY like that shot.

Post a link here, please.

Duckys here said...

Here's a link, Jen

Jen Nifer said...

Thanks, Duck. It was a bright spot in my day.