Recommended reading

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💻 Terence Eden writes about a very strange job he was once offered — to interview for other jobs as a way to shill a product. Read NDA Expired – let’s spill the beans on a weird startup

Red, White, and Blue
Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid Color SX-70 Film, 2020

💻 J. P. Cavanaugh shares a very early clip from The Ed Sullivan Show, with the TV debut of jazz musicians Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson. Read Jazz Connections – Wherein Ed Sullivan, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Frank Sinatra, The Mambo and The FBI All Somehow Meander Into The Presentation of a Single Thirteen Minute 1950 Video Clip

💻 I wrote an article for Curbside Classic this week, sharing some cars I found parked at my nearby big-box store that are all more than 20 years old. Read CCs Getting Groceries: A Collection Of Old Cars At The Big Box Store

📷 I enjoy Yashica TLRs, so I was happy to see Andy‘s look at the Yashica 635 — a TLR that takes both 120 and 35mm film. Read Yashica 635

📷 I really enjoy my Polaroid SX-70; it’s the only Polaroid camera I’ve kept. (Read my review here.) Mike Eckman wrote his own review of this landmark camera this week. Read Polaroid SX-70

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6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Nice look at a nice Yashica twin lens, I can never say enough about the TLR’s of the world (my favorite being the Minolta Autocord), and have always promoted the idea that if you want to keep a toe in the analog world, a simple twin-lens, a decent tripod, a good light-meter, and a two 120 roll processing tank, was and IS the way to go! I also love the 120 roll film reality, and have mentored kids to do what I call the “one roll portrait session”; get a friend or family member to pose for 12 shots, and that’s it! Last time I did this was at one of the apartments I lived at, and to this day I flip through the contact sheets from this and remember my fellow renters with fondness.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I have sort of wanted to get into that kind of portraiture. Maybe someday.

  2. Roger Meade Avatar
    Roger Meade

    I like that idea too- and I actually have a refurbished 635 available! I have been thinking of trying to talk/con some of our local small town business owners into a one roll each photo session in their stores, restaurants, pubs, or repair shops. Then I would make digital copies for the historical society and/or the city. I have never really done portraiture, so I would probably learn a lot in the process. Tri-X at 1600 in Acufine sounds like the way to go.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Have you ever shot 35mm in your 635? I’m curious how it works, but not so curious as to buy one to find out!

  3. J P Avatar

    Thanks for the mention, Mr. G. – much appreciated. I always enjoy these Saturday meanderings.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome and thank you!

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