Sunday, March 28, 2010

Night Photography Documentary Film - Now on YouTube

Six years ago I produced a short documentary film on night photography. The title, Night of the Living Photographers, seemed clever at the time. Six years later, with titles and credits already made, I really wish I had come up with a better title. This film, the first of its kind, was originally hosted on, an early video-hosting service that predated YouTube. But the world has changed. Studentfilms doesn't host films anymore, and YouTube has become the most popular site for that sort of thing.

Last weekend, I took a big jump into the second decade of the 21st century, and re-hosted the film on YouTube. You can watch part one, part two and part three and listen to rocking soundtrack for free.

(Bodie 2004, the shot that I used in the film)

Along with the original interviews with Howie Spielman, Troy Paiva, Larrie Thomson, Lance Keimeg and Tom Paiva, the latest version (I hesitate to call it the "director's cut") includes a great interview with night photography pioneer Steve Harper (the interview was conducted by Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes).

(Bodie 2006, the shot that I wished I had used in the film)

I hope you enjoy it. And please let me know what you think. I'm always kicking around the idea of doing a "Part II" featuring a few new photographers, and I'm always looking for ideas how to make the new version more interesting.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cade Overton

Cade Overton is a Massachusetts (USA) photographer who has been shooting black-and-white urban night photographs of the city of Worcester. Cade began this project when he was a student of Stephen DiRado at Clark University (Stephen is a great photographer, and has been a great supported of this blog). Cade told me that all of his exposures range between 10-20 minutes, and all were shot on film with a Rolleiflex camera.

It's great to see some people are still doing great work on film.

(Photo by Cade Overton)

Cade also maintains a photo blog which includes a lot of nice landscapes of Massachusetts, as well as some portraits and some work from Iceland.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

David Gong Show: Cranston, Rhode Island

David Gong (judyboy on Flickr) is currently displaying a show of sixty of his night photographs at the Central Library (140 Sockanosset Cross Rd) in Cranston, Rhode Island (USA). The show will continue through March 31, 2010. David has been actively photographing the Rhode Island area at night since 2005.

(Photo by David Gong)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chilean Earthquake

The image below comes from The Big Picture, the Boston Globes blog of great news photographs. It was published in their March 9 feature "Chile, nine days later".

Soldiers stand guard on a street in Constitucion town March 6, 2010.
(REUTERS/Carlos Vera)

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mare Island Nocturnes

Last month Tim Baskerville hosted another Nocturnes alumni and guest shoot at the decommissioned Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA. About thirty photographers attended the event. You can see a forty of the evening's photographs on Flickriver.

(Drydock, by Hunter Luisi)