Recommended reading

Happy Independence Day everybody!

Broadmoor Fireworks
Canon PowerShot S95, 2011

💻 I miss road tripping. Life’s too busy for it right now, but even if it weren’t, I’d worry about COVID-19. brandib is venturing out anyway, working hard to stay safe. She offers some tips. Read Adventures, Covid, and Staying Safe

💻 Stephen Dowling interviewed photographer Mike Goldwater, who made some fantastic photographis in the London Underground in the 1970s. Read Mike Goldwater’s haunting images of the London Underground in the 1970s

📷 Johnny Martyr photographed some fireworks on black-and-white film with a handheld Leica made in the 1930s — and the results are terrific. Read Photographing Fireworks with a 90 Year Old Leica

📷 Sam gets out his original Contax T, which he’s had for more than 20 years, and gives a solid review of it from deep experience with the camera. Read Rewind ’99 Part II: The Contax T Review

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    I have a copy of Mike Goldwater’s London Underground book and it’s a beautiful collection of photographs. Well worth picking up if you can.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you for recommending it! I put it on my book wish list on Amazon.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar
    tbm3fan

    The fireworks caught my attention and made me think of trying, not this year, my 120 Kodak Box camera with Tri-X on bulb. What the heck.

    I spent a week in June 1976 using the London Underground to travel around during my stop there. I then contrast that with the French system and compared the two as far as their terminals. London like Grand Central with people moving around. Same in Paris except the overhead catwalks were manned by French police carrying submachine guns. I always made it a point to get out fast. Unnerving, as at that distance they are no more accurate than shotguns.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Wow, that would be guerrilla. I hope you do it!

      Submachine guns? Good heavens, why?

      1. tbm3fan Avatar
        tbm3fan

        Lots of terrorist attack in France and the list of them is long. We never heard much about them back in the days before social media and 24 hour news.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          Aha. Wow.

  3. brandib1977 Avatar

    Thanks so much for sharing my post! :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re so welcome!

  4. Sam Avatar

    Always an honor to be on your list Jim many thanks!!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome!

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