I had the pleasure of knowing Vincent Laforet for almost 4 years now, and reading his latest blog post is really quite a pleasure and I wanted to make sure you saw it. We're including a piece of it below and would suggest you support Vincent by visiting his blog to read the rest.
Vincent Laforet, Cheap Camera (Lens) Challenge
In typical Pro Tog, Cheap Camera Challenge fashion, we take one pro tog and give them a cheap bit of equipment to use for a shoot. This time, we have got perhaps the most influential photographer of our time: Vincent Laforet. He's well-known for his tilt-shift work, but what happens if we give him a cheap tilt-shift challenge?
In a fast moving world… We could all do with a roll of 36 exposures
From Vincent's blog
I’ve been thinking a lot lately. About everything. The business. Our "craft" and the economics and sustainability of what we do as creatives in this ever changing world. But that’s for a later post perhaps, and I always tend to think too much anyway…
Sometimes the best things in life are simple. Trying to keep things simple or "basic" in our technology-driven times seems to be getting more difficult every year, if not by the minute.
In this case it was a "Cheap Camera" challenge that lead me to shoot with a Canon A2E, a LensBaby lens, and two rolls of film – the subject of the video below.
A chance meeting with Kai and the folks at DigitalRev was made possible by a tweet, during what was originally meant to be a short connection between flights in Hong Kong that I decided to turn into a 3 day visit on my way back home from a job in Bali.
I can tell you it was terribly refreshing to shoot film. We had no plan. No script, no storyboards or teams of folks working on a crew. We didn’t even know where to go, nor have anything set up to shoot. This was my last day in Hong Kong and the only deadline was a flight at 11:45 p.m. that very evening. That gave us a healthy 4 hours to shoot 72 exposures on good old celluloid. No LCDs to "chimp" with a term we use to describe the act of looking at a rear LCD and jumping up and down and showing your friends as you see a nice photo…
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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)
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