Friday, August 10, 2012

Change of Plans

I'm baaack...only not here. I've started a new blog that is all about street photography. Plenty of B&W work there, but there's color, too. Didn't quite fit in with the B&W blog concept.

In addition to posting a street photo every day, I'll also link to street photography resources and my own reviews of digital cameras from a street shooter's perspective.

I've been doing street photography since 1976 and devoting a blog to SP made a lot of sense. What took me so long? No idea!

Anyway, hop on over to Mason Resnick's Street Photography Journal to see what's new!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Random street photo: NYC last winter

Camera: Ricoh GXR with Leica Mount Module and 28mm f/3.5 Kobalux lens.

I told you I'd be back soon! 


I shall return! (And soon!)

Yeah, I know. 3 years since the last post? That's crazy! No excuses. Yeah I've been busy turning the Adorama Learning Center into a prime destination for all kinds of photography, and I've been busy conducting Street Photo Stress Tests on Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact cameras to see which ones, besides the Leica M9, might be cameras that are especially well-suited to street photography. And I've been taking a lot of pictures. But I haven't made time for this blog. That will change. See ya soon! -Mason

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 09 street shots

Click on the photos to see them bigger.

Note: All photos shot with a Panasonic GH1.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random NYC Street Shots with Olympus E-P1!

A few observations: Lag time prevented me from getting up close enough to subjects, and awkward focusing resulted in too many blurred shots. I managed to get some decent shots but all at a range of around 10-15 feet, which is too far away. Read my Street Photography Stress Test of the E-P1 at the Adorama Learning Center.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Random NYC Street Shots, Summer 09 edition

It's been a while since I've updated. Let's get caught up, shall we?

All photos © 2009 by Mason Resnick


Monday, June 22, 2009

Farewell, Kodachrome

A moment of silence, please, for Kodachrome film.

Kodak today retired the slide film, and Dwayne's announced it will process the film through December 2010.

I was one of those who loved "those nice bright colors" and the "greens of summer" that gave Kodachrome its unique color palate, and its archival quality.

It's a sad day for photographers around the world.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Telex Iran, revolutions, photography, and technology

With the tide of the street protests in Iran possibly turning against the entire Islamic theocratic system that overthrew the Shah's dictatorship 30 years ago, I thought the time was right to look back at Telex: Iran by Gilles Peres. Published in 1997, the book is a visual, personal retelling of the revolution that brought the Ayatollah's to power.

Mixed in with Telex communications with his editors, the book has immediacy that we did not really have before the age of the Internet.

What strikes me comparing Telex:Iran to the current situation is that again, those leading and participating in the protests are using cutting-edge technology, and the result is graphic and immediate. The almost-instant dissemination of photos and videos (despite government clampdowns on newsgathering at the events) is nothing less than stunning. While old-fashioned ways are also being used, we're seeing YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and other forums being used to organize rallies--and to rally world opinion.

It also strikes me that the brevity and immediacy of Peres's messages to the west are so similar in their urgency to the Tweets I've been seeing on Twitter's #iranelections feed, while the grittiness and off-kilter nature of the photos are in some ways similar to cell-phone stills and videos that are being shot and uploaded by Iranian protesters.

I just wonder...did the guys who founded YouTube and Flickr ever think they'd be caught up in a revolution?