Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Super-Heroes for Gotham City

...from a photographer's notebook

Detail from "Tribeca Dreamscape No.1 - Warp Speed" ©2014 Steve Ember    See it in higher definition here

Gotham City, 2 AM.

Move over, Batman, Spiderman, and all you other overexposed superheroes - you’ve had your day (and your night!)…

Marty McFly and Doc are back. They've moved to New York, and they’re ready to reclaim their rightful place in the Pantheon.

Marty has opened a trendy boutique on Duane Street called Mondo DeLorean.

But that’s just a  respectable  front, ‘cause Doc has set up shop in a garage in a rundown section of Queens, where he’s clandestinely giving new life to decommissioned Crown Victoria taxi cabs and other “Detroit Iron.” 
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Move over, Moose Tracks - an infrared interlude and a new summertime note card

      ...from a photographer's notebook

Detail from "A Stroller in the Park" Infrared Black and White ©2014 Steve Ember

OK, I know when I refer to film sharing space with microwave mostaccioli in my freezer, it’s usually the Haagen Dazs that has to "move over," as I root around for those baggies of  film alongside the frozen  dinners.  

Ah, but this time it was the Turkey Hill Moose Tracks I’d been enjoying the night before my recent New York trip.

Good stuff!

Like, umm, infra-red black and white film. Love ‘em both, as they do great things for the senses. But, unlike the ice cream, I’d sure been guilty of neglecting the IR in my shooting over the past bunch of years.
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