Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Rangefinder Forum > Rangefinder Photography Discussion

Rangefinder Photography Discussion General discussions about Rangefinder Photography. This is a great place for questions and answers that are not addressed in a specific category. Take note there is also a General Photography forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Sebastiao Salgado Interview
Old 11-10-2011   #1
ironhorse
Joe DuPont
 
ironhorse's Avatar
 
ironhorse is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 330
Sebastiao Salgado Interview

He is one of my favorite photographers, but I must admit that I am a bit sad to find that he is now using a EOS-1Ds Mark III and an array of lenses.


http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/...ado_genesis.do
__________________
Regards,

Joe

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you donít have to explain things with words." - Elliott Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #2
dallard
Registered User
 
dallard's Avatar
 
dallard is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 313
A camera does not a photographer make. He'd turn out brilliant work using a Kodak single use.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #3
jsrockit
Moderator
 
jsrockit's Avatar
 
jsrockit is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 46
Posts: 20,058
True dallard...but it's just not as sexy for us RF users. ;-)
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #4
dallard
Registered User
 
dallard's Avatar
 
dallard is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrockit View Post
True dallard...but it's just not as sexy for us RF users. ;-)
Ah, but you forget most of his work was done using the R system rather than RF's.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #5
ironhorse
Joe DuPont
 
ironhorse's Avatar
 
ironhorse is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 330
It was just always inspirational to envision the romantic notion of him with a film M body and two lenses producing all of those powerful images.
__________________
Regards,

Joe

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you donít have to explain things with words." - Elliott Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #6
Michiel Fokkema
Michiel Fokkema
 
Michiel Fokkema's Avatar
 
Michiel Fokkema is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: the Netherlands
Age: 54
Posts: 1,010
He used to use a Leica R6.
__________________
Some Pictures
The BLOG
The website
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #7
pachuco
El ****
 
pachuco's Avatar
 
pachuco is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 721
Yet he creates a physical negative from the digital file. I've always wondered why he did this but I bet the final prints look amazing.
__________________
Now an ordained Dudeist Priest

Website: www.jcdphotographer.com


flickr



  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #8
Moriturii
Unsui
 
Moriturii is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 657
Quote:
Originally Posted by pachuco View Post
Yet he creates a physical negative from the digital file. I've always wondered why he did this but I bet the final prints look amazing.
He said in an interview that due to security reasons (airport having to check 50 pounds worth of film, or something like that, took FOREVER to go through security) and logistics problems, schlepping around all the film etc, he said he started using digital only because you don't have this problem. He still (last time I checked, haven't read the OP's article yet) converts them to negatives and works in a darkroom... well, maybe not him personally, but someone does
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #9
jsrockit
Moderator
 
jsrockit's Avatar
 
jsrockit is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 46
Posts: 20,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michiel Fokkema View Post
He used to use a Leica R6.
He's been photographing a lot longer than the R6 has been around...
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #10
jsrockit
Moderator
 
jsrockit's Avatar
 
jsrockit is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 46
Posts: 20,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by dallard View Post
Ah, but you forget most of his work was done using the R system rather than RF's.
The R system is still kind of sexy.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #11
semilog
curmudgeonly optimist
 
semilog's Avatar
 
semilog is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,671
Alternatively: perhaps over the course of a long career Salgado has developed a reined and very personal editing workflow and look to the images (including grain structure and silver gelatin prints), and this was the easiest path into digital capture without altering the rest of that workflow or the physical media used to make his prints.
__________________
There are two kinds of photographers:
those who are interested in what a particular camera can't do,
and those who are interested in what it can do.

semilog.smugmug.com | flickr.com/photos/semilog/
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #12
DamenS
Registered User
 
DamenS is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 412
He didn't want to change the person who prepares his prints (which Salgado doen't do himself), which is a large part of the reason he still uses negatives.

In addition to the difficulties with carrying film/customs, he also wanted to print larger than his R6.2 (he also used M's just not as much), which was a large part of the reason for the change (and why he used a Pentax 645 prior to switching to Canon digital).
__________________
Konica Hexar AF, Fuji GW690III, Crown Graphic, Nikon 35ti
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #13
perudo
Registered User
 
perudo is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by semilog View Post
Alternatively: perhaps over the course of a long career Salgado has developed a reined and very personal editing workflow and look to the images (including grain structure and silver gelatin prints), and this was the easiest path into digital capture without altering the rest of that workflow or the physical media used to make his prints.
I totally agree, and I think that he still prefers the analogue workflow...other than that he would be editing digitally.
__________________
http://perudography.tumblr.com/
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #14
Leica All Day
Registered User
 
Leica All Day's Avatar
 
Leica All Day is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: South Florida
Age: 46
Posts: 2,058
He is one of my favorites....I met him a couple of years ago and I am a big fan of his work.......I don't really care what camera he uses, as long as he keeps taking photos, and being who he is......he is really an awesome guy to talk to.....

cheers, michael
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #15
Turtle
Registered User
 
Turtle is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,628
Beautiful images, but dare I say it? They don't look as good as his film ones. They look more digital and synthetic.

I don't blame him for changing due to airport issues though. I just managed to get six hand searches in a row, which has to be a record, but let it go through the X-Ray on the last leg (aside from the 3200 that is). I only had 26 rolls. I cant imagine dealing with 500!
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #16
Shac
Registered User
 
Shac is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: White Rock, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,109
I believe he also uses/used DxO Film pack to emulate the appearance of film. Bottom line of course (IMO) is that his images are still so darned good
PS - Joe thanks for the link
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #17
Chuck Albertson
Registered User
 
Chuck Albertson is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 532
Quote:
Originally Posted by pachuco View Post
Yet he creates a physical negative from the digital file. I've always wondered why he did this but I bet the final prints look amazing.
He's a documentarian, and the Genesis project in particular is aimed at capturing aspects of the world that may disappear shortly. I don't think he wants his images left to something as ephemeral as digital media.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #18
HLing
Registered User
 
HLing's Avatar
 
HLing is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 276
Thanks for the link! It's great to read about what he's learned through traveling and seeing all these years. It's good to be reminded that even when/if the physical picture (mine) might not be perfect, the act of capturing gives still.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #19
Turtle
Registered User
 
Turtle is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,628
I think Genesis is a great project and look forward to seeing it in its entirety when finished. It marks less of a departure than one might think, especially if one is familar with some of his images in the book Africa.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #20
dallard
Registered User
 
dallard's Avatar
 
dallard is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrockit View Post
The R system is still kind of sexy.
Can't argue with that. Especially the R6 and R6.2.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #21
emraphoto
Registered User
 
emraphoto's Avatar
 
emraphoto is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,664
most of the genesis film work was shot with a mamiya 67.

the film issue wasn't just about the airports. it was about the logistics of handling so much film throughout the whole process. the lab prints are from a negative created from the digital file.
__________________
www.johndensky.ca
@eastofadelaide
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #22
Freakscene
Deregistered user
 
Freakscene's Avatar
 
Freakscene is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In exile
Posts: 1,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moriturii View Post
He still (last time I checked, haven't read the OP's article yet) converts them to negatives and works in a darkroom... well, maybe not him personally, but someone does
His printer, at least some of the time, is Nathalie Loparelli:
http://atelierfenetresurcour.com/
you can get her to make your prints too, and at surprisingly affordable prices.

Marty
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #23
Teuthida
-
 
Teuthida is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 631
Actually, he used the Nikon F system cameras.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #24
newsgrunt
Registered User
 
newsgrunt's Avatar
 
newsgrunt is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,161
ah, I thought that video of nathalie looked familiar. can't remember if it was posted here or elsewhere. wonderful video of her working <sigh>

Last edited by newsgrunt : 11-10-2011 at 14:29.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #25
emraphoto
Registered User
 
emraphoto's Avatar
 
emraphoto is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,664
i love that video
__________________
www.johndensky.ca
@eastofadelaide
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #26
newsgrunt
Registered User
 
newsgrunt's Avatar
 
newsgrunt is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,161
haven't rewatched it but I do remember some people ragging on her for her unique way of working. I think I felt a certain fondness because some of her workflow is/was similar to mine and not what some printers (sticklers shall we say) would consider orthodoxy
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #27
semilog
curmudgeonly optimist
 
semilog's Avatar
 
semilog is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teuthida View Post
Actually, he used the Nikon F system cameras.
For what project(s)?
__________________
There are two kinds of photographers:
those who are interested in what a particular camera can't do,
and those who are interested in what it can do.

semilog.smugmug.com | flickr.com/photos/semilog/
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #28
DamenS
Registered User
 
DamenS is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teuthida View Post
Actually, he used the Nikon F system cameras.
LOL - good one !
__________________
Konica Hexar AF, Fuji GW690III, Crown Graphic, Nikon 35ti
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #29
ironhorse
Joe DuPont
 
ironhorse's Avatar
 
ironhorse is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 330
I too loved the video of Nathalie Loparelli making prints. It is the first time I have actually seen the process. It does look magical and even quite mysterious.
__________________
Regards,

Joe

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you donít have to explain things with words." - Elliott Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #30
tomalophicon
Registered User
 
tomalophicon is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: URALLA NSW
Age: 100
Posts: 317
Before he went digital he was using Pentax 645.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #31
CK Dexter Haven
Registered User
 
CK Dexter Haven is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrockit View Post
He's been photographing a lot longer than the R6 has been around...
Right. Looking back through books, it seems most of the work i like best was probably done with Nikon SLRs. Just goes to show ya....
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2011   #32
DamenS
Registered User
 
DamenS is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 412
Quote:
Originally Posted by CK Dexter Haven View Post
Right. Looking back through books, it seems most of the work i like best was probably done with Nikon SLRs. Just goes to show ya....
What makes you think they were "probably" done with Nikon SLRS ?
__________________
Konica Hexar AF, Fuji GW690III, Crown Graphic, Nikon 35ti
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-10-2012   #33
jordanstarr
J.R.Starr
 
jordanstarr is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Age: 36
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by pachuco View Post
Yet he creates a physical negative from the digital file. I've always wondered why he did this but I bet the final prints look amazing.
They do look amazing. I've held many of his prints and actually had to destroy some to preserve his rights as a photographer -they were extras at the lab, which no one was entitled to but him and he didn't want them. It was a heartbreaking day to say the least.
__________________
www.jordanstarrphotography.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-10-2012   #34
migtex
Don't eXchange Freedom!
 
migtex's Avatar
 
migtex is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cartaxo, Portugal
Age: 58
Posts: 764
IMHO it's irrelevant what camera or medium he uses.
From F's to Canon's along M's, R's, Mamya's and 645's.



It is always apart and unique photography.
Many thanks for the link's.
__________________
Too many ニコン F's to list... less ニコン D's.... and some ニコン S's and a Bessa R2S NHS!!
My RFF Gallery, My Flickr Gallery, my Olhares.com
Do you Like
Camera FUN? <click>

  Reply With Quote

Old 02-10-2012   #35
Pablito
coco frŪo
 
Pablito's Avatar
 
Pablito is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Salsipuedes
Posts: 3,480
I hear he is now using the digital Holga.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-11-2012   #36
julio1fer
Registered User
 
julio1fer's Avatar
 
julio1fer is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Uruguay
Posts: 477
Amazing work, as always.

The OP link article reads:

"For the Genesis project Sebasti„o Salgado used medium format cameras"
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-11-2012   #37
DominikDUK
Registered User
 
DominikDUK's Avatar
 
DominikDUK is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 1,035
In fact he used several cameras he started out with a Praktika later he changed to Leica R and M then to a Pentax 645 and 6x7 for a short while and now Hybrid Digital>Analogue.

Dominik
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 18:23.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.