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Tag: Avant Garde

CameraBag photo app . . .

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The above image shot with the Hipstamatic app, Bettie XL lens and Kodot XGrizzled “film” . . .

Well, I downloaded Camera+ and CameraBag . . . I haven’t messed with the Camera+ app, but as for CameraBag . . . it’s nice to have MORE lenses (Lomo, “Helga”, etc., etc.) . . . the one lens that was really a disappointment was the “infrared” setting . . . having worked with infrared film, the silver-y b&w neggie image is nowhere close to the washed out gradations of an infrared negative or color transparency . . . looks more like a heat sensing image (infrared) . . . true infrared film reads color differently – so I’m using some photos of the famoso Ultraviolet, from Avant Garde, issue #9 . . . the original photos in this article were shot with infrared color film, and I used the default iPod Touch camera to copy the magazine pages for this post . . .

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Number 9 . . . number 9 . . .

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Ultraviolet was one of the personalities best known for her association with Andy Warhol . . .

I shot some pics with the “infrared” setting on the CameraBag app, and found the results to be more like “solarized” black and white prints . . . might be better to call the b&w image “solarized” rather than “infrared“, and maybe the developers could work on getting a color image that is representative of an infrared “film” image . . .

“Straight” iPod Touch camera photo . . .

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. . . CameraBag “infrared” setting . . .

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. . . gotta play with the “infrared” setting and find it’s “true” identity.
I still prefer the Hipstamatic and Retro Camera apps, with PhotoForge 1.91 for manipulating pics . . . oh. and can’t forget ToonCamera !!!

Photos of Ultraviolet were shot by Eliot Elisofon, All Rights Reserved.

Sent from my iPod Touch, photos added.

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Psychedelic, man . . .

I was being influenced by my past today, and so I shot a bunch of photos of the boro concept project . . . . AND, maybe this is how I come up with ideas for whatever I’m working on . . . the issue of Avant Garde with the Bert Stern screen prints of Marilyn Monroe played a huge role in the manipulation of the pics . . . when I was posterizing and ramping contrast, I could smell heavy head-shop incense, and it was like huffing a coke laced joint . . . so I got a pepperoni pizza for dinner and watched some football on the TV while I dropped middle values and continued to ramp contrast . . . I said that before . . . fucking “A” man, florescent magnificence . . . Old School . . . yeh.

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the “xipper” boro . . .

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. . . you figure this one out . . .

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. . . with denim being all faded, ragged and monochromatic . . . you know . . . I had to amp up the photos, mostly because some kid said I reminded him of Willy Wonka . . . you remember those oompa loompas with the baggie white knee-knockers . . . like “bib” overalls with short pant legs, brown shirts and eyebrows like Frida Kahlo

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(actually, Frida’s eyebrows weren’t any thicker than Brooke Shields’ brows) . . . and orange face-paint . . . psychedelic, man . . . Willy Wonka . . . OMFG!! . . . that’s like the 5th grade student who asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up . . . I was 53 years old at the time . . . I DO resemble Gene Wilder, sort of . . .

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. . . like the guy on the right, only not so freaking PALE . . . I wanted to bite Veruca on the ASS . . . and then dip her in chocolate . . .

Avant Garde – #’s 1 – 12

Photographed the covers of Avant Garde Magazine, issues 1 through 12 today. I subscribed to the magazine, that’s the only reason I have a full set of the first year; not sure why I didn’t renew.

My favorite issues are: #1 with the Paul Lindner paintings; issue #2 Marilyn Monroe with the Bern Stern portfolio of screen prints; #5 the Tom Wesselman cover and paintings, also great article on the “Hogfarm” (Wavy Gravy); No. 8 Picasso’s Erotic Gravures.

Other issues worth mentioning (viewrs will have their own personal favs): #11 with Wedded Bliss: A Portfolio of Erotic Lithographs by John Lennon, also a Nice article about Gustav Klimt; issue #7 has the photo feature Paul Wunderlich’s Painted Women.

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The covers

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Wanted one of these . . .

The pulp paper used for the inside pages has doomed the longevity of these relics – the sulfuric acid content will cause the pages to grow brittle and eventually disintegrate. Some sort of archival process can prolong the life of the paper, but that’s not a concern for me – so the magazines and I will grow old together.

Enjoy the photographs . . .