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4 August 2022

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 Krass Clement, Roberto de la Torre, Ed Ruscha, Kung Fu Nuns, a Canon 50mm f1.8 FD lens, reviews and Andrew Molitor.

  • Krass Clement's Unseen Belfast highlights a few images by Danish photographer who revisited his archives to find unpublished images from the early 1990s. His new photobook Belfast features 114 images taken around the same time as his previous book Drum.
  • In Yearly Masking Rituals Celebrate the Change of the Seasons, Grace Ebert highlights Roberto de la Torre's ongoing documentary series Microcosmos, which he hopes to publish as a book. "Going to the sites to be able to photograph the masks also means going on a certain date. Many of these rituals are done only one day a year," he says.
  • In the Getty's podcast Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles James Cuno talks to the photographer about his life as an artist and the city. "You know, everything is not just red, yellow, blue and coming from a tube," he says. "It can be anything out there in the world. Grab it and use it."
  • Suzanne Sease features The Kung Fu Nuns, the personal project of Michael Greenberg. The nuns, he writes, "travel in the hundreds and roll into villages known for oppressed women on mountain bikes (many of these areas bar women from riding bikes) and teach the women valuable life skills like engineering, how to drive, ride bikes, fix cars, etc."
  • Kirk Tuck slaps a Canon 50mm f1.8 FD Lens on an adapter to his Leica SL and takes a walk around Austin. "This puts me mostly back into all manual territory but with a few perks," he writes. "One is that I can use the rig in Aperture Priority automatic. Another is that I can use Auto ISO. And the best perk is that I can magnify part of the frame for very accurate (manual) focusing."
  • The LensRental podcast considers Pay Transparency, Production Assistant Work & BS Reviews. "Why are a lot of gear reviews basically garbage? Well, simply because a well-researched review takes a lot of time, forethought and data collecting -- something that struggles to exist on the Internet." Amen.
  • In Something to Look At, Andrew Molitor returns from vacation only to stew over a photo of "a man, older and running to fat."

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