Archive for November, 2007
Welcome to the second episode of monthly netcasts from the Filmwasters. Joining all 5 founder-wasters: Ed Wenn, Susan Burnstine , Damion Rice, Skorj and Leon Taylor are Ailsa McWhinnie and Don Brice. Ailsa is a freelance photographer and writer who always has something interesting to say; we were happy to welcome her back for another appearence on the FW netcast. Don is a long-time ‘net buddy’ of ours ever since we met up with him over on toycamera.com. He’s one of the foremost TC photographers around, in addition to being an all-round inspiration and we’re thrilled to have him contribute to what we hope won’t be his last FW netcast. In additon there’s some news about Filmwasters merch, info on what everyone’s been up to since last time and a pick or two from the gang of what’s caught their eye recently.
Having seven people on the Skype call was always going to be a bit ambitious and it’s fair to say we were plagued by technical difficulties as a result. Susan and Don didn’t have enough equipment for two people to share her laptop so they used the in-built mic and speakers. A gold star to Skorj for getting up at 5AM with a nasty temperature just to make to show. The badger reference was part of an ongoing back story started by Ailsa and finished by Damion. It was funny as hell, but it got left on the cutting room floor; buy us a drink and we’ll tell you all about it.
- Leon’s picks are From Seeing to Showing (Creative Photography Workshop) and John Blakemore’s Black and White Photography Workshop.
- Ed’s pick is Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope 1899-1999.
- Susan’s pick is the movie War Photographer featuring James Nachtwey.
- Damion’s pick is Comfort Zones by Jim Green.
- Skorj’s pick is Magnetic Fields by Toshiro Oshima.
- Ailsa’s pick is Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.
- Don’s pick is The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer.
- Here’s the website of the toycamera competition that Susan’s judging.
- Links for the ToLNe and Golden Half (and Golden Half results and here) cameras that Skorj discussed.
- Damion’s one-off t-shirt design is based on this album sleeve.
Here’s the tasty Filmwasters.com merch design (courtesy of Sean Rohde and Skorj). As discussed, you can log onto your fave Print on Demand (PoD) provider (CafePress, Printfection, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, etc), upload this design, and have it applied to anything of your choice. Fun for you, and no profit for the Filmwasters, just those pesky PoD people… Click on the thumbnail to view or download the high res version:3 comments