1. look, the mag is C.R.E.A.M. - its on the upstart obviously. dave happens to like my stuff . i took the photos of anthony b in the premier issue. these were mildly decent, since they were the first and second roll of film shot on the lens i had just bought. peruse the photos on my profile if you call bullshit, and if you still think their subpar then i respect your opinion, feel free to tell me. but i'm definately not going to mention the people i'll be shooting. you can get a hold of the next issue if you want to find out. i suppose you'll just have to wait. [and no this wasn't sort of schemed hype, i genuinely needed to know].
2. digi and film do not look the same. they simply do not share the same aesthetic and no matter how many computer generated filters you apply they will not look the same. film has an impressionistic softening to it, digi is ultra clean and far too realistic looking - too sober, too available, which is not at all what i want. film has a quality that results as a chemical reaction - they just don't look the same. end of story. my film body broke just a couple of days ago and i considered selling out and signing up for digital for a few days, but went into glazer's (seattle pro shop) and talked to film hardass and he solidly confirmed my feelings about digital. i'll never trade ease and simplicity for the value of the aesthetic, no matter how much it costs to develop. the differences are blatantly obvious to me. however, the bigger issue isn't what all of you have been arguing about: technology. a good photographer can clean up with a point and shoot. i look up photo reviews and am consistently blown away when a photographer presents and immaculate review of a piece of equipment, regarding it in terms of professional jargon and the demands of the profession, but then presents examples of their work (not to be confused with simple tests) that sucks balls. i don't claim to be a master of the trade, but whether or not i know how to compensate with f stop, push film, dodge and burn, or stack filters is arbitrary - the picture is taken before you even push the button, because it exists in your eye not in the dials and buttons of your camera body.
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