Contemporary Lens-Based Imaging

Cap’n Blog (FaceReplaced beta test)

Thanks to Catchar, I discovered the FaceReplaced app. I installed and in less than 5 minutes had a very interesting little video. The following gives you an idea of what FaceReplaced can do but, yes…I hope you are viewing this on a mobile phone, as it seems to be upside down. This is a normal …

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Rochester, New York (early 2020)

I have had friends in Rochester since I went to RIT. I go back when I can, maybe once every ten years. This year I was fortunate to visit twice. I took quite a few notes while in Rochester; maybe a story, maybe a poem. This post is about Scorgie’s, Rochester’s answer to CBGB’s. As …

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iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. the Harlem Globetrotters

The day after it came out of its box, my iPhone was put to the test: courtside, at the Huntington Center, to shoot the Harlem Globetrotters. To push it to the limit, the camera was on auto. All image processing was done with the built in apps. I am pleased with the results, considering they …

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Adam @ Gathered Glass Studio

On the last day of the decade, I wandered around Toledo and discovered the hottest (and coolest) place in the city: Gathered Glassblowing Studio. I am very thankful that Adam was so open minded, and allowed me to shoot him in action. I will rewrite this post very soon, and include the name of the …

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VIEW 2019 part 3

Danny Dimian is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently supervising the Academy Award-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE for Sony Pictures Animation. His presentation was proof that daring art can happen in large institutions. Yes, it can be said that Sony wanted a new stylized look for the Spiderverse movie(s). However, many, …

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VIEW 2019 part 2

It was unexpected, suddenly having a brief discussion about cancer treatments with Professor Daniel Zajfman, the President of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Unplanned as well; Professor Zajfman was being interviewed right in front of me. What I happened to overhear was a phrase that went something like this: “Historically, cancer was perceived as one …

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