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Old 12-22-2015   #1
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Japanese Photographer Uses “cult” Camera To Tell A Chicago Story

Always nice to see a former student get recognition!

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/...chicago-story/

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Thanks for the link. I'm in Chicago now and then and have never visited that shop. It is now on my itinerary for the next visit.
I'd seen Satoki Nagata's work before and it is really unique street work. Would be nice to see prints in person. Looks like they have several interesting upcoming exhibitions at the gallery as well.
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I wish I could visit but Chicago is a 14 hour drive for me. I did visit last July. Wonderful city and Tamarkin are wonderful folks. I did some selling and buying there and thought they were first class folks to deal with. I'll use the online auction site for inexpensive things but I would rather buy higher priced items from someone like Tamarkin. If you are in the area go see the exhibit and meet the fine folks at Tamarkin. Joe
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That reads like ad for Leica.
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Cool shop - will swing by.
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Thanks for the link. I'm in Chicago now and then and have never visited that shop. It is now on my itinerary for the next visit.
I'd seen Satoki Nagata's work before and it is really unique street work. Would be nice to see prints in person. Looks like they have several interesting upcoming exhibitions at the gallery as well.
Let us know what you think of the show!
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I read the article and it seems that he used a DIGITAL Leica M rather than a film Leica. While the film Leicas are cult cameras, I'm not so sure that the digital Ms are cult cameras except for the deep pocket cult.

Why couldn't the photos been taken with an Olympus C7070?
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Yes a terrible article, but the work itself transcends it, as is common.

Tamarkin, in his defense, is doing what all the new Leica stores are trying -- showcasing Leica work.

This show is heads above most of the Leica shows. Most totally miss the mark, and show really awful work. For the Leica greats, you have to visit museums and galleries.
It's written by a student so, you know, I'm keeping that in mind!
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Looks like Slate has picked up the story!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/20...n_chicago.html

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Very interesting use of light in many of the images.
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Some nice photos here...
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I saw the show a couple of weeks back, while I was working in the area.. I enjoyed what I saw interesting set of images. I like the way he uses light, and layers some of his images.. Really doesn't matter what camera it was shot with, good work is good work..
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Looks like Slate has picked up the story!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/20...n_chicago.html


Great shot! Is that a multiple exposure? If so, how with a digital M?
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He uses flash to create the layered aesthetic according to the article. Some cool stuff.
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Great shot! Is that a multiple exposure? If so, how with a digital M?
"Many of Satoki Nagata’s images might seem to be multiple exposures or to have been manipulated in postproduction, but all are single exposures of Chicago’s nighttime. Trying to figure out a workaround for the city’s dark winter months, Nagata experimented with flash photography. When combined with lower shutter speed, this technique, which he uses in his series “Lights in Chicago,” creates ethereal photographs that appear to be layered."
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Great shot! Is that a multiple exposure? If so, how with a digital M?
He used flash behind the subject with a slow sync speed (freezing the snow/rain, and rimming an outline of the subject), so when the subject moved after the flash went off, the street lights behind the subject then come into view for the exposure. At least that's the way I'd do it with a film camera.

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Thanks, Damaso! Your student is really good...I love these.
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Thanks, Damaso! Your student is really good...I love these.
He is indeed! It's amazing to watch dedication and talent grow together.
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He used flash behind the subject with a slow sync speed (freezing the snow/rain, and rimming an outline of the subject), so when the subject moved after the flash went off, the street lights behind the subject then come into view for the exposure. At least that's the way I'd do it with a film camera.

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I read the article and it seems that he used a DIGITAL Leica M rather than a film Leica. While the film Leicas are cult cameras, I'm not so sure that the digital Ms are cult cameras except for the deep pocket cult.

Why couldn't the photos been taken with an Olympus C7070?
Hi, it is a very good question, actually. I tried various cameras including Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, M240, M8. And I found that M9 produces the most pleasant files for these images and most of them were taken by M9. I have never tried using film camera for this series.

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Why couldn't the photos been taken with an Olympus C7070?
Perhaps AF would get tricked in low light?
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Thanks for the links. Good work by a good student who had a good teacher!
I like the almost unreal loot of these photos...I believe to see the real prints must be an exciting experience.
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Thanks for the links. Good work by a good student who had a good teacher!
I like the almost unreal loot of these photos...I believe to see the real prints must be an exciting experience.
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I think one of the strengths of the project is that it looks good online and in real life!
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Very impressive work.

As for the cameras of "cult" as any cult it is different for different folks.
To me Nikon F cameras are just another SLR, for some Leica is just another camera.
I see nothing wrong with it.
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He used flash behind the subject with a slow sync speed (freezing the snow/rain, and rimming an outline of the subject), so when the subject moved after the flash went off, the street lights behind the subject then come into view for the exposure. At least that's the way I'd do it with a film camera.

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He used flash behind the subject? I don't quite understand. Does that mean his camera was on a tripod and he released the shutter with a cable while he was behind the subject with flash? Sorry, it's not making sense physically in my head.
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I read the Slate article last month after another photographer had tweeted about it. I really liked the images and was pleasantly surprised to see that he was Damaso's student. Having just spent a couple of months in Chicago I'm sorry to have missed the show.

As for that first article, I can't believe how poorly written and edited it is given the reputation of Northwestern's journalism school.
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