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Counterpoint - Taylor Hobson Front Lens Group VS The AeroEKTAR - 'Doo Dadd'


'Doo Dadd' was shot w/the AeroEktar and some very old and outdated Rollei infrared film. 

I'm not smoking anything as I write this, but this curio looks like a metal 'stickfigure' facing away from the lens and doing pushups w/his hands and feet on the edges of the bowl.

This I think shows the diff bet the painterly and muted brushstrokes of the the Taylor Hobson front lens group versus the hard and abrupt contrast of the AE.  These lenses differ by some degree, but do exactly the same thing as far as drastic transitioning from best focus to oof. 

I think 'Doo Dadd' is a prime example of what I've been talking about, the stylization of the background transitioning from a fairly representational foreground.  Sure the background is oof, but that's not the point and neither is the obvious restating of how you did it, but finally looking at shapes and figures and what they change into as you go away from best focus. 




Posted on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 10:36AM by Registered CommenterJonathan Brewer | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

That is fabulous - the sense of metal is wonderful. I must "attempt" to set up my lights etc and see what transpires.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Nicholls

Hey Steve

Thank you very much.....I'm sure you'll come up w/something interesting. This is backlit w/a modeling light from a small strobe bouncing off a wall behind the SM and coming down onto it. Any frontal illumination is from indirect light coming thru the windows.

Polished metal is going to reflect everything. Somebody in my household bought the 'Doo Dadd' for 99 cents-$2.00, that and including doggy bowl comes to a total of $3.00.

Good luck Steve

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

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