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2 September 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 Stéphan Gladieu, flowers, challenging assumptions, Derrick Story, tripod collars and single use photos.

  • Grace Ebert features images of Congolese Street Children Turning Waste Into Wonder taken by Stéphan Gladieu. The exported waste is repurposed into "traditional religious costumes that were previously destroyed, along with other cultural histories and rituals, by the forced Catholicism of colonization," she explains.
  • Jasenka Grujin lists Seven Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Flowers. Who doesn't love flowers?
  • After shooting black-and-white with a converted Sigma fp for a while, Mike Johnston observes a few Funny Things about it. "I've always said I want a camera with IS and my new camera doesn't have IS; I've always said I like small cameras and my new camera (as I'll configure it) isn't small; I've always said I don't care for high resolution and my new camera has high resolution; I always said I don't need full frame and my new camera is full frame; I've always said I didn't mind 3:2 and I've decided to shoot the new camera in 4:3 (for the most part). I guess I'll add that I've never done video and the camera was meant primarily for video," he writes.
  • Derrick Story catalogs his Five Most Popular Photography Articles on Medium over the summer. "One of the great things about online publishing is the feedback authors receive," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck found A Much Wanted Accessory, which turns out to be a tripod collar. "I'm thinking that any lens that weighs more than two pounds needs one," he writes.
  • Andrew Molitor sounds "exactly like a grumpy old man shouting at clouds" as he grumbles about The Single Use Photo and tries to remember if he's repeating himself (in what you might call The Single Use Essay). Look at it once, then forget it. "I'm not even arguing that this is a bad thing, it is what it is," he writes. "The point is, it's a new thing."

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