Hey, let’s talk about me. My favorite subject. I’ve worked with Marc Silber before. Been to his studio, talked photography, talked history, process and the ever-changing world of image-making. I like Marc and I like Marc’s “kind” meaning those people who have photography in their blood. For people like Marc, photography is more than a hobby, more than a channel and even more than a career. Photography to people like Marc is a pursuit that underlies all other thought and motion. (It’s a curse that many of us have.)
Marc called recently and asked about doing another series together, one that involved me filming myself on my trusty Fuji XT2 while he and a producer/editor (Jared) worked on the questions, the theme and the post-production. I said “Sure.”
The first installment is now live. Now, I know that these boys worked their magic on the backend but I have to say the sound and picture are really solid. This is good for me because Blurb just tasked me with a variety of short films and it’s good to know what I’m using actually works, and that I know how to use it. (Miracle)
There are more installments on the way. But I’m curious. Do you like films like this and do you think I’m providing something of value? Look, you know me. I’m going to do it anyway! But I am curious. My hope is that yes, I am doing something of value and hopefully that value comes in the form of actual information about the process of photography. I think the questions and the content here are solid, but of course, I’m jaded.
Perhaps what I’m saying can help someone else unlock their vision? If you do like these films then don’t be shy about sharing what else I could talk about that might provide some value. Like “Gee Dan, those glasses are stunning.” Gee, thanks. This was the first time I wore my new readers…….and they worked! You can tell because I’m looking in the right direction…
Many thanks to Marc and the team for taking the time and the energy to produce these babies.