Tuesday, December 01, 2009

alfred's machine


while in denver at the tattered cover, i picked up a new bio of stieglitz. in 1897 he would declare "photography is a fad well-nigh on its last legs, thanks principally to the bicycle craze." perhaps he found the younger set of that time disinterested in lugging around a heavy graflex SLR like he was and were opting for another hobby instead. how convenient that cameras are now so small that we can do both!

2 comments:

David said...

makes me feel silly for going on rants about how digital is killing off film, quickly. Maybe I should just get rid of my 35mm stuff and use my digi-cam a lot more.

c_c_rider said...

is film all but dead? i still have my two manual nikon 35mm bodies and an old medium format rolleiflex that i'm reluctant to part with. i'd like to set up a darkroom some day and start printing again, as long as i can still buy supplies.