new film on Pentax street photography

Started Oct 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Brian Thomas
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new film on Pentax street photography
Oct 25, 2012

I have just published on my site, "Buying", a free film about Pentax street photography and a new kind of digital portfolio. It was photographed on the streets of Istanbul almost entirely with Limited Lenses. Along with practical advice about street photography the film contrasts buying in traditional and modern markets. In the midst of all its revealing photographs of Turkish consumers it does not forget that the digital photographer is, himself, first a consumer.

"Buying" uses the Ken Burns effect to explore the impact of consumerism on Islam and ourselves.

Will the ultra-wide DA 15 Limited work for the street photographer? This film argues it will.

It will be obvious to viewers of "Buying" that this Pentax DPRreview forum was an inspiration for the commentary about consumerism expressed in the film. That is why I wanted to announce the film's release first here. There is one line in the video that I kept trying to cut because I feared it might offend people here, but I never could. It's directed at Pentax "defectors". It might seem mere spite to have left that comment in the film, but what had better seem at first hearing a random stream of anecdotes is actually an essay carefully constructed from casual remarks. The whole things kept collapsing when I pulled that one out.

My earlier work in multimedia has been widely reviewed. However, my passion for photography predates my concerns with multimedia and I am now seeking in an engaging thought-provoking way to combine these two interests. If you are just interested in practical tips about Pentax street photography or have a wider concern about how digital photography can be about using the computer to its full potential check out my free film here:

Watch "Buying" here, now

Feedback is welcome here, or on my site.

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