R asked if he could use my first digital camera, a Nikon D70. I have kept that camera around because it is much more sensitive in the infrared than my others, and it’s a lot of fun to do remixes. But I hadn’t used it in a while, and when he was testing it, it became clear that no one will be using it again. What an odd way for a camera to self-destruct. It looks like the green channel is not recording properly at all, and the others aren’t so great either. It’s a pity, I loved doing the ir+visible stuff. It would take some serious MacGuyvering to rig up a newer camera to do that work, and that isn’t in the time/money budget just right now. But isn’t that image weirdly interesting?
Hard to believe, but when I ran a wedding gown up a flagpole in front of a dozen fellow photographers and shot up the skirt in the wind, this is exactly the sort of image I expected to obtain at the end. As per usual, they thought I’d lost it. Perhaps. More curious is that I haven’t made a remix in a while. It is immensely fun, especially when making a spectacle of yourself in the process.
I had grand intentions for a blog post about this image. Today it seems better to post it in 2008 and find a different image to illustrate the concept for a 2009 post. On my lengthy to do list for next year I added “photograph more grain elevators.” I seem to have an affinity for them. If it works, run with it. Or elevate it to art.