May 2012 Cafemantic Serenity
January 2015 Olympia Morgan
My studio Norwich Ct. July 2005 Leila
The roll of the photographer is that of a voyeur, never reaching his subject’s soul, But for brief instances when the subject’s heart is offered, only to be interpreted and re-created with a cross breeding of the image makers own soul.
January 22, 2001 © Peter J. Crowley
The virtual life I find more and more annoying, first people don’t get sarcasm. Without tone of voice and eye contact folks start jumping in being insulted and miss the point. With every sarcastic remark there is a nugget of truth, perhaps that is the problem folks automatically take remarks personally like I am taking to you. Usually I am not, usually I am. Put your mind on program and let your camera create. There is a rant perking yet it may not be completely cooked yet, more thoughts on rolls, identity, tech, emotion, creativity, art, etc my favorite and least favorite things. Impressions of humanity and the anti social networks. Stay tuned……………………………
March 26th warm upper 60’s at the Port of Olympia FILM!
Layered Life with my Friend Rees at the Port of Olympia. Rees encouraged me to get back to film. Between him and Jeff I was brought back to my soul etched in the negative. Image made with 1967 Nikon F 105mm F2.5 lens.
Photographic Art Portraits
March 27th a stroll, still testing focus. Camera auto or manual or just in my mind. Focus escapes me. Digital auto here close in seems good.
Walking home from school, a brief chat, cameras and class one of them took. Diggie D-3100 Nikon. Focus F 2.5 105 mm manual one of the sharpest lens Nikon has made. But not here, not on “Auto” the camera works well when using auto lens but unless you have 20-20 vision the D-3100 diopter only goes to +.5 my eyes want +2. Ten feet away and they are not quite sharp. Focus! Stress! Distraction over to B+H diopters available for D-3100 models that don’t have built in Diopter, mine has built in diopter. Damn! Focus coffee and phone calls.
This Tulip shot with Auto Focus Nikon 28mm-105 macro Zoom. But in the interest of selling more product and upgrades this older Nikon lens doesn’t talk to the D-3100 so the Auto Focus doesn’t work. Manual focus on an auto lens has a small turn radius and with the wrong diopter well focus escapes me and the D-3100. I remember when Nikon was about great images not more plastic product to push. Hell you can fix it later in PS. Let Artificial Intelligence do the creating for you. Focus! Stress! It ain’t me babe.
More students more 105 not quite sharp but with Modern Emotion/creativity free software well it is Goodnuff. The new American standard GOODNUFF! I have a lot of trouble with good enough. But I am not comfortable with my smartphone making my life decisions. Wait wait I don’t have a smart phone. The idea of making ones own choices is a subversive idea, guess I won’t be on a reality TV show.
Even my excavator operator isn’t sharp but that could be how fast she moves or the different focus modes. More tests to do another stroll downtown, new bus pass lunch more coffee. Focus! Stress! Relief is spelled Nikon F 1967 B+W film. enjoy pjc
Photographic Art B+W Chicago Union Station 1/4sec F-8 28mm lens 1998 first Amtrak cross country adventure.
A visit with Rees, a trip towards Rainier. Silver Gelatin negatives made soon to be scans. A rebirth creating with a 1967 Nikon like the first camera I owned as a first year student at Paier 1971 the feel is the same home comfort creativity. All the new cameras composites Plastic, light convenient, Plastic. Eight, nine pounds of brass and glass forty four years later it is the same, it is right 21 or 65 this is me.
Not Silver Gel. it will take a few days to have scanned. Patience for the creative process but there is the instant gratification image.
Good folks who gave us directions back. No signs for Olympia 30 miles away in Yelm. Well it is only the state capitol.
After a long couple days of travel a nap before Seinfeld.
Dawn not quite 6:15 am sleep escapes me. Up briefly online a self portrait, worlds collide. Pixels and Silver Halides 1967 Nikon FTN no upgrade. PJC 1950 no upgrade.
But when in doubt shop. A Ray of Light leads the way. Frozen, Lighting McQueen Socks.
Atten. Costco Shoppers time for a break.
Shopping done time to nap.