Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

2 posts

My Online Encounter With Transphobia

(Originally written August 2016) “People only notice the politics in stories they disagree with.” — in a conversation between Sheila Williams and Stanley Schmidt, Worldcon 2016 They say “words have power”. With these words: “Eli will be entering college in a few days. Even when he was growing up, he had always been uncomfortable about not being able to do “boy sports” and other “boy things”. He was enrolled at a local all-girl Middle/High School in 6th grade, but finally understood at 13 that he was actually a boy…” and other similar life story short descriptions accompanying a set of photo portraits, […]

The Art of Engineering

A Review of the Gibellini ACN45 4×5 Large Format (LF) Camera, a post I wrote in 2016 on another site. Twisting and turning Large format photography is a dying breed. From its heyday as the medium of choice for the world’s great portrait, landscape, fine arts and commercial photographers such as Avedon, Adams, Mann, Misrach, Penn, and Roversi, large format photography is now but a niche market for a few remaining diehards. But for the few dedicated souls who appreciate the format, amazingly enough there are still a few companies such as Chamonix and Shen Hao making new LF cameras. It’s […]