Olloclip expands iPhone field of view


The iPhone lens does not have a very wide angle of view. There are times I can't step back to frame the shot I want. There are other times I want to shoot close, but the iPhone does not have a macro capability. What to do? There's a wide variety of aftermarket lenses available for the iPhone 4/4S/5, … [Read more...]

Digital imaging throws documentary into ontological crisis


Scholars have long discussed the ambiguity and subjectivity inherent in photographic representation with its seductive verisimilitude. Bill Mitchell's The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era (The MIT Press, 1992), the first book-length critical analysis of the digital … [Read more...]

Artist Encampment Photos

These are the photos from the recent artist encampment on Bumpkin Island (a Flickr slide show). The Berwick Research Institute joined with the Island Alliance and Studio Soto to present the 2nd Annual Artist Encampment, a "homesteading" experience on Bumpkin Island, Boston Harbor … [Read more...]

Shadow of the House is a rare and beautiful gem

Abelardo Morell and Allie Humenuk

This weekend at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival I has the pleasure of seeing Shadow of the House, an intimate documentary by Allie Humenuk that presents a portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell. The film shows his process and daily life behind the work without interpreting it for you, … [Read more...]

One from the vaults


In a recent search for other images I came across this. Tom Heitman, director of preservation and restoration at Cineric, Inc., showed me this can on a visit to the facility on May 20, 2002. This film has sections of cellulose triacetate film spliced with sections of nitrate film, both unstable … [Read more...]