“c’est dommage”

naphumber November 21, 2010

An earlier post (End of Kodachrome and a way of seeing the world) I lamented the loss of Kodachrome. Steve McCurry, the photojournalist, has shot the final, last, roll of Kodachrome.  The story is being told in many places, but here is the first notice from the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle, in which state this last […]

naphumber June 22, 2009

Kodak has announed the end of production of Kodachrome film.  Those who still use film will know Kodachrome film for the quality of the colour and indeed I suspect many of us used Kodachrome as our reference film for documenting the world around us. Film tracked the industrial revolution, documenting virtually all of the past […]

naphumber January 11, 2009

The Rothko exhibit is a bit of a disappointment.  Perhaps too many pieces, so people trying to figure out which painting will give them the spiritual experience they’re supposed to have. I found the forensic part of the exhibit unpleasant, and to some extent unhelpful.  My reaction is almost, “so what”.  One painting was hung […]

naphumber October 11, 2008

The challenge in anything creative is getting bored and trying things that don’t work.  This leads to frustration in many cases and out go the brushes!  Desire for creative growth is normal, frustration (and undernourishment, too) are normal for some.  Others learn from the experience, reflect that it may have been a premature move outside […]