- 10 years ago the #disposablebook was published and it's still one of my most proud projects. This is @lancemountain bailing at Kelly Belmar's for the cover of Disposable. He made plenty and hopefully isn't bummed I published a bail of him. He was my favorite skateboarder growing up so I was honored to be able to photograph him for the book. I'm terrified of doing inverts because I don't want to smash my face on the coping so I love this bail because he didn't. Check out his shadow. The board smacked me on the chest but luckily my friend Eric Bentley was holding onto my shirt from behind so I wouldn't fall in the pool. This was my first full DSLR shoot. I borrowed a #canon 1ds and fisheye from Surfing Magazine to make the photo and had a MacBook ready to preview everything in Quark. It was the easiest shoot I'd done to date because there was no guessing as there would have been with film. I bought a #dslr shortly after this and never looked back at film. #tbt #throwbackthursday Thanks @seancliver for bringing me into this project! @board_hoarder here's one.
- These are the last 3 rolls of film I shot in 2004. I never had them developed. Instead they sit on a shelf reminding me of a time past and also a great and important change. If you're a film person you may want to stop reading now because traditional film and printing is extremely toxic to the environment and should be banned. Film and photo paper are both made from silver which is a non renewable precious metal and the chemicals used to process both paper and film are extremely toxic/caustic and have never been appropriately taken care of by anyone in the photo industry (yes, I worked at numerous film processing labs and probably lost a few years of life because of it) but seem to be making a come back for nostalgic reasons. Digital is not only better for our environment but also less expensive and the quality far surpasses film. There isn't even grounds for discussion of this anymore and the only people who will argue this is skateboard photographers (many of my friends) but the rest of the professional photographic world knows the difference. #ilovedigital #goodriddancefilm #provia #fujifilm #kodak #tmax #nolongerlimitedtothirtysixexposures #treehugger #yourfilmlookisafilternow
- You use a smart phone… #ronchatman rolls with names on lined paper and a phone with no screen. Welcome to 2013, you don't need new technology to enjoy life.
- About 10 years ago @seancliver and I screen printed shirts of a few 90s graphics from the original film. I think all the art we reprinted was done by #marcmckee This one still gets worn. #tbt #throwbackthursday #selfie