Category Archives: History

Front Door – © John Neel

Art is the story of man and his/her world

Art has been the barometer for all societies since the beginning. Yesterday’s art was about what the world was like. Today’s art is about the NOW. Tomorrow’s art will depend on what happens next.

Dead Frog - © John Neel

RULES – What rules?

“The world doesn’t come to us in a frame of rules…………” RULES – What rules? RULES – What rules? RULES – What rules

The ground-glass view – John Neel

THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD INSIDE YOUR CAMERA

Yes. Even as you view the upright image on your iPhone or iPad, you are actually looking at an image that has been corrected to show you the scene with the correct orientation.

Bolsey B - © John Neel

The American Camera – Bolsey

  There was a time when America made some of the worlds best cameras and lenses. Believe it or not, many of the most interesting cameras ever produced were made…

Floating Man -  © John Ne

“The Decisive Moment”… Is About Synchrony

“The Decisive Moment” is when all of the considerations come together. It is the time frame when everything within the image frame is in synchrony.

Box-Tengor - John Neel

A Box and a Lens – A look at an amazing little box camera

Most of these cameras were made from wood and covered with a pebbled grain cloth or paper. There were some that were made from paperboard and used a pinhole rather than a lens. More expensive versions were made from stamped metal and covered in leather. They had simple shutters and apertures.

Strand, Under The dark Cloth - Screen shot

Inspiration – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth

Video – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth………”To be a photographer you must have something to say about the world.” – Paul Strand

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Voigtlander Baby Bessa w/ Skopar

Collecting Old Folding Cameras – A few from my collection

  There was a time not too long ago when folding cameras were King.     Many folders built around the 1930’s to the 1950’s were small, with beautiful lenses…

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Intellectual Property, Inc. – The IP Mindset – How ideas are stolen.

That ownership that companies seem to exploit, including the one mentioned above, has some very negative connotations that perhaps should be addressed.