Process 059 ☼ Ted Lasso, Notice Short Film, etc.
GIVEAWAY: Kodak Gold 200 for 120 x 3
This week’s letter is a little different, short and sweet for once! A few loose ends, a preview of some new things coming up soon, and some recommendations!
For this week’s Process Giveaway: 3 rolls of Kodak Gold 120 courtesy of BuyMoreFilm.
Ted Lasso in Amsterdam
Last night was one for the history books in Amsterdam when Ted Lasso co-creators Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt went back to their roots to join the cast of Boom Chicago for a surprise performance during their weekly Shots of Improv show.
I was invited to take pictures during the hang before the show, stick around for the show itself, and the after party where I got so more shots. I’ve never laughed as much during a shoot. Improv comedy of the highest level from the Boom cast and guests.
Both Jason and Brendan lived in Amsterdam for a number of years where they were part of the Boom Chicago cast. The character of Ted Lasso was even created here.
Tomorrow I’ll send five rolls of film from last night to my friends at Carmencita to develop and scan and then we wait! My goal was to create timeless images in black and white on Kodak Tri-X while using flash. I’ll share the good stuff and the mistakes.
Next Week, New Video
Last week my good friend Carl Fehres was in town from Texas and we had a great test shoot with three amazing models at Studio 13. It was my first shoot working with my new apprentice Taylor and the whole thing was filmed by Tycjan Trzpiola. Below they are discussing some the light according to Tycjan’s Sekonic light meter.
This is a shot Tycjan took on his Canon A-1 on Fujifilm c200 of me taking model Shanisa’s portrait. The shoot was all about wide lenses versus tight lenses for portraits.
NOTICE Short Film
In anticipation of the second print of NOTICE later this month we are preparing a short film shot in the spring of 2020 in Vancouver by the very talented Alex Fleming. He followed me for one of the original daily NOTICE walks. That gorgeous footage has been sitting on a hard drive ever since and now it will finally find its way to you.
Below are some screenshots from a very creative treatment by Jake Wangner who is editing this short. It’s calm and meditative like the book itself and I hope it inspires you to walk and find beauty in your immediate surroundings.
I debuted a new series in last week’s issue called 30 Days of Walking in Amsterdam, consisting of 100 diptychs shot on a 1964 half-frame camera. During the editing process I decided to only include black and white images shot on Double X film, which left me with a set of color images that I adore but have no room for in the collection. Here are two of my favorites, shot on Fuji Industrial 100 and Fuji Velvia.
I wanted to recommend a few of my favorite photography related newsletter, starting with my pal Noah Kalina’s newsletter. It couldn’t be more different from Process and it’s well worth a subscribe, which you can do here. Idiosyncratic like the man himself.
You may already be familiar with my friend Craig Mod from his beautiful essay in my book NOTICE, but have you checked out his multiple newsletters? If not, start with the monthly Roden, which I’ve been subscribed for more than five years. Craig lives in Japan and writes about walking, writing, and taking pictures. You’ll dig it.
Emmanuel Iduma recently launched a newsletter in which he features the work of African photographers and I’ve been loving it. Sign up here.
That’s it for this week! Next week’s issue will featured the Process video about using wide lenses versus tight lenses for studio portraits, and the biggest Process Giveaway in the history of the newsletter. How big? It’s not quite large, but let’s say medium…format?
Also coming soon: the Process Artist Residency in partnership with the best studio in Amsterdam? A new Process zine? A way to meet the rest of the Process community? More mentor sessions? Process photo walks in other countries? I am saying too much!
Keep shooting and take good care of yourselves and others. I appreciate you all.
BuyMoreFilm is back for another giveaway. Stephan is a gem in the community and runs one of my favorite online shops for used cameras and expired and fresh film including the new Kodak Gold 200 for 120 of which you can win three rolls this week.
To enter email me at email@example.com using the subject line PROCESS GIVEAWAY 059 before 11pm EST on May 4th and answer the following question:
What advice would you give to the you from the time when you first started taking pictures?
(My answer: Everyone wants to be heard and seen so don’t feel shy about asking if you can take someone’s portrait. Even the no’s are nice no’s nearly every time.)
The winner will be randomly drawn and notified. This giveaway is for Process subscribers only.
Make sure to show BuyMoreFilm some love and check out the absolutely massive anniversary giveaway he’s running full of film and photo books.
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