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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

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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 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    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.

  2. Roger Meade says:

    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.

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