WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
Ever since Eastman Kodak developed the first motion picture film for Thomas Edison’s studio in the late 1800s, still photographers have been appropriating the moving medium to their own ends— often buying in bulk, cutting and spooling the films down in the darkroom for still-camera use. What began as a necessity prior to the introduction of pre-packaged 35mm roll film in 1934, developed later into a cost-saving measure, and ultimately shifted to a concern for the undeniable quality represented by motion picture film. This motivation still holds true. The motion picture film of today represents the pinnacle of color film technology, characterized by a distinctive, luminous richness of both palette and tonality. Alternatively, black and white motion picture film has changed very little since the 1950s and retains a particular look many of its users describe as a classic, silver-rich “vintage” feel that is unduplicated in available still films on the market today.
Left: Detail from Ben Parks, From the Small Hours
Above: Stephen Schaub, Row Houses, 2018