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Old Photos by Roger? (4 replies and 7 comments)

blakes_take
1 month ago
blakes_take 1 month ago

Hi Roger,

I’m a big fan of your work. I was hoping you could shed some light on whether or not you took these two photographs? I had found them in connection with your old website and included them in a short video I made on your work. Just now I was made aware that they may not be yours, would you mind taking a look?

Thanks so much, cheers!

-Blake

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Yes, I did take those pictures. I do not have them on the site now as I would rather they were not used as you are using them.

blakes_take
1 month ago

Thanks for the quick response. I apologize for using these without permission- I was under the impression that they had been published, and I wasn’t worried because the video was only for a school project. But no worries- I’ll take them down immediately.
Again, sorry about this, and thank you. Cheers!

Mike
1 month ago

For what it is worth, I particularly liked those two photos. Wouldn’t mind seeing the others on the roll.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

blakes take, don't worry if it is a school project. In fact, I'm flattered. I am trying to gather enough together to do something with them.

Mike, those images were taken many years apart. The cabbage field was in 1971 and the train hands a shot I grabbed whilst shooting in Germany in 2007.

blakes_take
1 month ago

Roger,
I appreciate that, thank you! And that would be great- you have some really beautiful black and whites that would look stunning in high quality.
Keep up the good work, cheers!

Mike
1 month ago

Roger,
Thankyou. Do you think this is a good moment to dig out all your negs and put them on a disc. You mentioned once that you were building a dark room so don’t know what happened to that idea. Good time to bring out that ‘book’ of still photos. Imo ofcourse!.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I have a B/W enlarger and I recently made prints of my favorite images from the past. I bought a negative scanner but I find I get a better result by scanning a large print. Not many made it into my final collection but it was good to weed them out. I feel I can start again now and I seem to be regaining my interest in stills work. Otherwise, my darkroom lies unused as I have not shot on a film for many years.

Mike
1 month ago

Try 10x8, very therapeutic and much slower.

Dillon Mak
4 weeks ago

I'm curious what negative scanner you bought? A consumer one, professional one (Hasselblad Flextight) or one designed for minilabs?

socearrullain
1 month ago
socearrullain 1 month ago

I am also thinking of buying a negative scanner for all my 35mm negatives. So many photos gone of my children and memories through moving countries and so on that after I scanning all my Hi8 tapes into the pc and cutting the best bits, there are lots of photos I want to print again. There is something just so intimate about holding a snap in your hand and thinking about when and where it was taken. It's like that smell thing, you get taken back in time... 😀 

Mike
1 month ago

Ah! Yes, that smell. It’s like cat nip!

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