I visited Paris a couple of months ago for Paris Photo 2012 and took a few cameras with me, these were taken on my Yashica T3 using Fomapan 35mm 200 ISO black and white film. This was my first experience using Fomapan and I’m more than impressed. The film is super cheap and has a good black tone without being too punchy and has just the right amount of contrast. I’ve been warned that it can be a little blue/green toned and if processing the film yourself this is highlighted, but it wouldn’t put me off purchasing again.
You can buy Fomapan film here.
In regards to the camera my Yashica T3 is a highly recommended point and shoot camera for the simple reason that it’s small, good quality and easy to use. I need glasses and so when I don’t have them with me focusing can be a nightmare and the Yashica uses autofocus so problem averted. It is also the weapon of choice for fashion photographer Terry Richardson however I think he uses a different model, maybe the Yashica T4. None the less his work is pretty good and if it’s good enough for a photographer that shoots for i-D magazine and Lady Gaga then ultimately its good enough for me.
Check out more of Terry Richardson’s work on his site or on his blog site Terry’s Diary
Music blogged to- Keaton Henson ‘Birthdays'(2013) listen to the album on Spotify.
Happy Birthday to American artist and photographer David LaChappelle! For the past week David LaChappelle seems to be hitting the headlines in the photography world, born on this day in 1963 and better known for his images of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John and other celebrities, LaChappelle has recently been in the public eye for an alleged attack on a gallery owner.
David LaChappelle has been accused of allegedly beating and choking gallery owner, James Parmenter. James Parmenter is suing David LaChappelle for 1 million dollars (£663,000) for an accused attack that happened last year.
The alleged attack took place at the house of David LaChappelle’s former manager (Fred Torres) who Chappelle is also reportedly sued for supposedly cheating him out of millions of dollars from sales of his work.
I can’t imagine that this was much a fight, LaChappelle’s faux ghetto look is more Vanilla Ice than 50cent and in regards to a beating, more bitch slaps than fisty cuffs, none the less entertaining.
A representative on behalf of the photographer has denied the claims and no other comment from either party has been released. Happy Birthday David! Lets hope you get a better present than a law suit. If you want to see more of David LaChappelle’s work, you can do here.
Music blogged to- The Libertines ‘Up The Bracket’ (2000), Listen to album on Spotify.