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Molly / at the boat lockers

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 24 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Molly Klaproth in Sausalito, California (2005)

archival film series - Provia 100 transparency film - DiMage Hi-Res scan

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Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Just delightful, Stephen. Fun pose. Lovely girl.

24 Mar 2011 5:26am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the pose and the expression, excellent shot

24 Mar 2011 7:42am

STEED from Somewhere, France

The Molly's adventure goes on...Nice !!!!

24 Mar 2011 8:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice feel with the stark pure whites around, they help the flesh tones and the scarf to stand out well.

24 Mar 2011 9:17am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very attractive sailor !

24 Mar 2011 9:46am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely framed with the long look at the pier behind Stephen! Well done! ;-)

24 Mar 2011 11:27am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice variation ;)

24 Mar 2011 3:18pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

I'm ravenous !!!

24 Mar 2011 7:48pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Wonderful vibrant colors!

24 Mar 2011 10:06pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great image and body language. Do you still use film and if not do you miss it?

25 Mar 2011 2:00am

@Ralph Jones: Hi there, Ralph - thanks for visit and comments. I almost never use film though I keep intending to. I still shoot like a film photographer to some extent. I don't fire off a bunch of shots - even when I really should. There is still a sense of comitment in pressing the release. I miss the ritual of the darkroom sometimes. I miss the smell of the chemistry. But that said: I am so grateful for our digital technology.

I certainly don't miss the dust.

Digital photography has allowed me to be so much more productive. Shooting RAW captures light information at a depth that allows one to produce miracles when compared to even a perfectly exposed transparency.

One of the objections I heard from film die-hards a few years back was that of deterioration of images in storage. That is still an uncertainty. What our digital files will look like 30 or 50 years from now. But film and paper also have their own issues around this topic. The last time I looked - I had over 85,000 images stored on my comptures. I get dizzy thinking of what that storage would involve with film. And everything has meta-data and is searchable by a host of quickly applied keywords.

I love traditional photography. When I see a print by Weston, Stieglitz, Adams, Avedon, or a host of other masters - the hairs come up on my arms. Nothing I am producing equals a beautifully produced silver print. But - with the newest papers and printers coming to market - I get very, very close - and at a fraction of the cost. Digital is far cleaner to the environment.

And then there's the time. I was taught by a gracious professional who would spend three nights in his fabulous darkroom to produce a single print. Today - we can have a magnificent print of something we've captured in less time than it would take to develope the roll of film and have it dry.

Oh, my I have rambled. What are your thoughts on all of this?

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

There are times when I miss film, and I did like working in the darkroom and the smell of stop bath. But I really think I would only shoot 5% of what I do now if I were working with film. I still have a darkroom but it has not been used since the early 90's.

27 Mar 2011 6:35pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully done! I like very much the pose and expression of Molly, great mood!

28 Mar 2011 5:24am