Even when I love film that much, and enjoy taking Photos the old way, there are sometimes when I have almost no time to invest into my photos, but I still want to take some shots…. and there is when digital photography comes into play.
You are giving up one thing, and it is the pleasure of creating a picture investing 1-12-36 frames, wait until the end, get home, have your chemicals ready, go to the darkroom, use the change bad, and shake that shit… but when you shoot digital, you want to keep your image, your concept, your seal…. your style
There are many different applications that emulate film, specially B&W, I use one called “Silver Efex Pro” is a nice one, integrated to Photoshop or in my case to Aperture… it has 100 presents that emulate different specific films, but i the end you can delete them all, because they don’t really approach reality…. when you shoot film you have the preconception of how your photo is going to look like… and this is what you try to recreate…
First problem, the +/- 2EV that you loose on your digital camera, film is just so much more capable there… in the end, if you know film, if you love it, if you studied its looks you will be able to emulate it, and maybe trick a good eye or two… if you don’t even own a film camera, PLEASE: don’t even try cheating film!
Inside my mind
suena el puto despertador a las 04:45 Uhr… terrible, one of those nights when you can’t sleep 3 hours straight… shit, wieder nicht betrunken genug durch zu schlafen…
in the next 5 min I try to jump start my brain, opening first my left eye and then trying to focus with the right… 04:52, die Kacke ist am dampfen, ich bin notch im Bett… otros cinco minutitos… Ne! loooooss du fauler sack!
04:12 -Auto…. Brrrmmmmhhhh…. “diamonds flash… diamonds shower!!! bollocks I am doing 130Km/h… kein ding, bremse, Kuplung 4. Gang, Zack…. ”diamonds flash” gas!
Este empedrado me tiene podrido! mmmhhhhh…. este indio se estacionó con las nalgas, no problem I will teach the german who is in DF done! 05:39
ok…. Gehirn aushalten, die andere sind neidisch…. aber nur bis zum 15:00+
The radical mind
like everything in life there is the real stuff, and the posers….
when it comes to express yourself, and just be you, I made the right choice and moved to a country where people are almost free to say what they really think, I left boring Mexico with their old social rules, and landed in Germany, and slowly open and start believing in who I am…
Like all things there is a price to pay, and for being the way I am there is loneliness, telling what you really think isn’t always a nice thing to do, and for sure braking social standards isn’t a popularity contest.
You wake up a day and you find yourself in a path trying to achieve an impossible ideal, and you will fight everyday to achieve it, even if you know you can’t reach what is moving so much faster than you are
Walking down the street to the supermarket, I see at the end of the road two guys in orange jackets, that only mean one thing… Be thought, keep walking…
When I meet the first one he opens his arms and asks: do you know WWF? Me, not even taking a look at his eyes answered: - I don’t like pandas, I don’t like tigers, I don’t like the wilderness, and I am a Mormon-
You have to be ready in life, or you will get F.