Is it a lemon week? If life gives you lemon, paint it yellow. As a statement, of course.
This week, I firmly encourage yout to give attention to unusual things. Unexpected events like when the horizon follows you like a shadow.
Framing is everything, isn't it?
So, don't you think: it is not because you are in a box that there isn’t infinite dimensions?
What happened on this corner of the world last week? Everything's fine. Everything's fine!
See you next week! Take care and don't forget to feed the fish.
Instant recap post from the outside world... Today is about massive hair and a blue touch.
Week one: I collect pictures like butterflies. Sometimes i get them organized... Today, it's about stop-motion, how unsimilar pictures convey to a ressemblance feeling.
As Woody Allen may have say "I'm interested in the future, for that is where I'm going to spend the rest of my live". Le boudoir numérique, which is a think tank focused on the future of beauty and fashion, asked me to visually contribute to one of their projects.
You'll find more explanations on their website at this address: boudoirnumerique.com. If you are into technology, it's definitevely worth a serious visit.
Here is a first batch of photographs we made with make-up artist Mathieu De Mayer.
And some moodboard doodles...
Logical animals: a film made with at least 24 images per seconds, still like shits of paper.
Everything you always wanted to know about triggering a flash with a leica M (typ 240) using an electronic viewfinder (but were afraid to ask) /
I'm not used to write about technical matters and "how to do it yourself" memos, but I've searched lenghthy the web and found nothing about the topic I'm about to develop. Maybe this modest contribution may help one guy somewhere in space and time.
It's about Leica M (typ 240) camera. Since day one in my photographer's life, I am a M user. I love the simplicity it has always been, even If I don't use it in studio or for portraits jobs. But in my everyday life, I always carry it with me from the film era to the digital ages.
In 2012 Leica had the very good idea to develop an accessory giving the ability to see through the lens. Of course it's just an electronic viewfinder (of poor quality, actually) but it broaden the functionality of the whole system. Now, I can wander with this only camera and bring along lenses that doesn't exist for leica M or can't be used with the rangefinder system.
The electronic viewfinder connect itself to the camera with a reserved port and sit on the hot shoe. Which is practical but annoying, because the hot shoe is the only way to trigger a flash with a digital M. Of course I know, there is an accessory that Leica sells which is a special handgrip that brings along gps, pc sync and usb plug. Expensive and making the camera bulky. If you are an early adopter of the M10, that option isn't even in their catalogue...
I wanted to find a simpler and lighter solution. So I though about wiring the mount of the electronic viewfinder to a p/c socket. The efv has electric contacts, in its design but it seems they are not used (a central and a bracket contact point). Untill now.
I folded a tiny piece of metal to allow the contact between the hot shoe and the efv, because, you can't count on the original one. It's not centered on the main contact point.
I didn't have to weld anything. I just glued it. So it's reversible, in any case I would get bored with flash photography (ah ah!). In the end, I'll use a drop of black paint to hide the cable. Almost invisible.
Here are the printed proofs I met interesting people last month with two portraits in "Le Bilan du Monde". Thanks Cathy for your confidence!