Saturday, June 9, 2012
These shots were taken around 1975 or so in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. It was still an Italian neighborhood before it became totally gentrified and trendy. The Italian immigrants carried a lot of cultural baggage with them. Their most important one was their Catholic traditions that bordered on a kind of superstition. Catholicism is still practiced this way was today. Statues along with other so called sacred artifacts create a "angible religion" where these icons become real as they assume a life of their own. The Church, when talking theologically, will disavow these practices but it encourages them and so they become traditions that are very popular with the flock. Of course this creates a vicious circle and real ambiguities but who cares as long as the Church is filled and the collection plates overflow.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The top one is the Verrazzano Bridge and the bottom one is the GWB.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Canon's New Pro Luster Photo PaperCanon has intriduced a new type of photo paper known as Pro Luster. It's made to be used with PIXMA professional printers including the PRO-1, Pro9500 Mark II and Pro9000 Mark II.
"Canon understands the importance of providing professionals with the necessary solutions to produce high-quality printing output," says executive VP Yuichi Ishizuka. "The addition of Photo Paper Pro Luster will now give professionals a variety of Canon manufactured papers to choose from to meet their printing needs."
Canon's new photo paper will be available in late June in 8.5" x 11" and 13" x 19" page sizes.
I have always used Epson printers for my work because way back when, the introduction of the Epson 1270 was groundbreaking. Canon has now become a major player and makes excellent printers. After all, they did invent the whole "bubble jet" system.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Because I have to provide an exhibit of my photos of my beloved Castellammare del Golfo for a club's anniversary, I have become re-acquainted with film and must admit that my love for film has been re- kindled. I love it's tangible quality. it's just not a string of ones and twos. What can I say.
These photos all date back from 1969 and were shot on Plus-X.