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Sony a7 - © John Neel

Dreaming of the Sony a7

In designing anything, usability is what you try to incorporate into the thing being designed. Functionality is always more important than what a product looks like.

Hasselblad - © John Neel

A Hasselblad Returns

I was recently given the beautiful Hasselblad above by my dear friend,…… American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War: Carole Gallagher, a startling look at the effects of atomic fallout from the nuclear testing in the American West on those people who lived downwind. Carole’s beautiful black and white photographs taken of the victims and families who were affected by radioactive contamination are a dramatic account of their involuntary participation in the atomic age.

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Escalator - © John Neel
Dress in Window - © John Neel
Docent - © John Neel
The interior schematic
Film advance assembly
Deer -  John Neel
Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – The Paper Pinhole Camera

Personally, I find the HOLE idea, (excuse the pun) absolutely amazing. Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens on a digital camera to take pinhole images, a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.