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18 October 2021

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Nina Röder, infrared photography, what Tuck did on vacation, Cartier-Bresson, Canon and LunaNet.

  • Nina Röder's series Champagne in the Cellar places the photographer and her mother "amid memorabilia taken from the home of her deceased grandparents." During the lockdown, "my mother and I used the cellar to stage portraits, self-portraits and still lifes for the camera, and thus created a stage for a theatre of the absurd," she says. And had fun doing it.
  • Derrick Story presents an Infrared Photography Showcase From Our Recent Workshop. "And because these are online events, we have participants from all over the world, ranging from England, to the U.S. east coast, the midwest and California," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck returns with Part One of The Long Overdue Vacation in which he reveals he did not take two Fujifilm X100Vs along after all. "In the end I packed a Leica SL and a Leica SL2," he writes. "I brought along the monster-big Leica 24-90mm zoom lens, the Lilliputian Sigma 45 and 90mm f2.8 lenses and I also brought along the Carl Zeiss ZF 35mm f2.0 manual focus lens just because it was the lens already attached to the front of one of the cameras and seemed like a reasonable excuse for a body cap."
  • In Notes on Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andrew Molitor reflects on a 2016 paper entitled The Decisive Network: Producing Henri Cartier-Bresson at Mid-Century by Nadya Bair "which, on the one hand, is pretty reasonable, but which on the other hand seems to be a little intent on finding smoking guns."
  • In Canon Sued for $5 Million, Zak Islam reports a class action suit has been filed against the company "for not allowing customers to use the scan or fax functions in multi-function devices if the ink runs out on numerous printer models." Unlike printers, which the company claims can be damaged by operating without all ink cartridges containing ink, the multifunction devices can scan and fax without damage even when the cartridges are empty.
  • NASA has published a draft of its LunaNet specifications, extending the Internet to the moon. Imagine, one day checking Around The Horn from the Sea of Tranquility.

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