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Engineering Prints from Photojojo
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Rob Kulisek

Shōmei TōmatsuAt first glance, it looks like a skinned cat or dog, perhaps even a suckling pig hanging outside a roadside restaurant. On closer inspection, it could be the corpse of a mutant creature from the depths of David Cronenberg’s imagination. It is, in fact, a beer bottle that has been fused into a misshapen, almost muscular, form by the unimaginably intense heat of a nuclear blast.

Shomei Tomatsu’s most well-known photograph, simply entitled Melted Bottle, Nagasaki, 1961, is also one of his most surreal. It was taken while he was on a magazine assignment to photograph the reconstruction of the devastated city. Tomatsu, then 31, had, like many Japanese people, chosen not to confront the trauma of Nagasaki, but what he found there made him rethink his attitude to his country’s history as well as to photography. He set out to try and record a city that, like the country as a whole, was intent on building its future while wiping out many traces of its past. (via)

5 months ago
It’s finally here. We live in amazing times.

It’s finally here. We live in amazing times.

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After playing with a Fuji X100s for a week, I bit the bullet and ordered the upcoming Fuji X-T1 with kit lens instead. The wait begins.

6 months ago

Fuji X-T1 - Amazingly fast AF and EVF in a smaller DSLR body. Now I don’t know if I want a SLR or a rangefinder.