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16 September 2023

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 Tamás Andok, Paul Ratje, the Leica M240, free portraits and the photo grift.

  • In The Depths of the City Labyrinth, Tamás Andok recalls capturing his best phone picture with an iPhone 5s after he put his camera away. "I'd been walking this route home for a while and I'd never seen anybody sitting there," he writes. "Maybe that was why he caught my attention."
  • In The Climate's Dark Harvest, Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan examine Paul Ratje's July 18 photo for The New York Times that shows workers harvesting onions overnight in Salem, New Mexico, to escape the heat.

  • Kirk Tuck is Two Hours in With the Leica M240 with a Voightlander 50mm f2.0 APO lens. "Getting an M camera back in my hands was like walking back into my Grandmother Tuck's kitchen and smelling cookies baking and peaking into the oven to catch a glimpse of a perfect roast," he writes. Busy oven. And lots of sample photos.
  • Mike Johnston has posted his Last Thoughts About Free Portraits. He has a couple of suggestions but plans to hire some models. "It'll be more data, if nothing else," he writes.
  • In The Photo Grift, Andrew Molitor laments the state of content creation for photographers (all the stuff we don't link to). "At this point to be honest I think everyone's given up and they're just trying to extract as much money as possible for as little effort as possible," he writes. Somberly.

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