December 27th, 2068 Dear Josiah, Thank you for your note. I would wager you already know all this, but I’ll do my best to remember how it all happened since I’ve never been one to miss an opportunity to flap my jaws. Do I remember when the film revolution began? It was before The Great […]
Author Archives: Fred Sprinkle
I’m a child of nomads. I spent most of my early years exploring the San Juan Islands or cruising the West coast of America. Our family had one camera: a waterproof Nikonos III, so all our Christmas pictures were zone-focused with Sunny 16. But now I have my own family, and we have stopped moving, putting our roots down on the edges of LA. At work, I am a director and motion designer. At play, I shoot film, play Minecraft with my boys, and solve the existential problems of the universe with my wife.
5̶ 6 Frames… Of Hand-lettered double exposures on Kodak Portra 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FM2n
Before I ditched my smartphone, four or five years back, I used to make hand-lettering composites with it. I would ink out a design in my sketchbook, snap an iPhone pic, invert it, and mash it together with a photo in Photoshop Mix. I could eat a sandwich and pump out a little piece of […]
The death of the amateur photograph
The Bombastic Proposal: the marriage of digital photography with social media has fundamentally altered the nature of the photograph for most Americans — to such an extent that this combination of technologies has resulted in the metaphorical death of the amateur photograph. During the 20th century, photographs taken by amateurs had two primary purposes: documenting […]