Tag: pamela klaffke

  • My Analogue Life: Please Don’t Fix It In Post

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-09-29 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Please Don’t Fix It In Post

    If we don’t talk about it, maybe it doesn’t really exist. But we all know it does, so perhaps it’s better to get it out in the open, to be grown-ups about it, to share. I’ll go first and admit to occasional cropping and removing annoying dust particles from scans. And I’ll tell you that my biggest pet-peeve is the term “digital cross-processing” because it’s such a blatant oxymoron. But I’ll also say that my life is so much easier thanks to the Adobe Creative Suite software.

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  • My Analogue Life: Film Freak

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-09-15 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Film Freak

    I love film. I don’t just shoot it, I collect it, scavenge for it, hoard it. I’ve sacrificed half of my refrigerator and freezer for it and still, I can’t get enough. I am a film freak and I’m not afraid to say it. I know it’s obsessive and that I’m an addict.

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  • My Analogue Life: Taking Lomography to the Masses

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-11-24 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Taking Lomography to the Masses

    It happens with movies. It happens with fashion. It always happens with music. And now, it would seem, analogue photography is poised to take its place in mainstream popular culture. All of the indicators are there: the recent growth and expansion of the brand, the embrace of analogue among influential stylemakers and Hollywood hipsters, and the increased name recognition of cameras like the LC-A, Diana and Holga. (My Mum even pointed out a small item about a Holga as a holiday gift suggestion in a Canadian magazine that’s, well, rather Mumsy.)

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  • My Analogue Life: Share and Share Alike?

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-12-01 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Share and Share Alike?

    I was at a dinner party once, a gathering of creative entertainment industry types who I’d been told were the best of friends. I was young — in my early twenties — and just starting my career as a writer. Everyone at the table was older, more experienced and definitely more successful. At first, it all seemed quite normal: small talk, gossip, big hugs and some happy-to-see-you air kisses.

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  • My Analogue Life: My Favourite Mistake

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-09-22 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: My Favourite Mistake

    Surprise and anticipation are two of the very best things about analogue photography. It’s exciting, fun, and a thousand things digital photography can’t possibly be. But sometimes the surprises aren’t so super, like when an alternative processing experiment goes horribly wrong, or the back comes off your camera and exposes the film inside. And then there’s that occasional roll of damaged film that’s too damaged and the negatives end up being a long strip of nothing at all.

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  • Ten Analogue Questions with Pamela Klaffke

    written by shhquiet on 2010-06-24 in #lifestyle
    Ten Analogue Questions with Pamela Klaffke

    Pamela Klaffke is a professional writer and photographer, whose unusual photographs were taken using damaged and expired film. Sounds like anyone you know? Yep, thought you'd be interested! See her gallery and read some insightful words on analogue lifestyle.

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  • My Analogue Life: High Concept

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-10-13 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: High Concept

    I am not so much a snapshot person. Sure, I take them: of friends having fun, of pretty landscapes and strange signs. But what I really like are concepts. I like big, unwieldy ones that I have to wrestle under control before a single frame can be shot, and I like small ones, six-shots-and-under deals in which everything I want to say can be communicated in a handful of images and shot over a single weekend.

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  • My Analogue Life: I Smell Winter

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-12-08 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: I Smell Winter

    In many parts of the world, the first signs of winter are starting to set in. Or, if you live near my home in Canada, the “first signs of winter” means a miserable week-long blizzard and bone-chilling –39 degree Celsius temperatures. And since I shoot primarily with plastic cameras, weather changes everything.

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  • My Analogue Life: Get Masked - A Practical Guide

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-10-06 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Get Masked - A Practical Guide

    I get a lot of questions. People email me about cameras and film and how to achieve certain effects with their analogue cameras. But the question I get most isn’t about tips or tricks or technique, at least once a week, it’s: where do you get those masks?

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  • My Analogue Life: Managing Media Overload

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-11-17 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Managing Media Overload

    A funny thing happened a few years ago when I left my 15-year career as a journalist to write books and take pictures: I could think again. And I owe it all — or a whole lot of it anyway — to my lack of media exposure.

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  • My Analogue Life: Raiding the Archives

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-11-03 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Raiding the Archives

    It never ceases to astound me how much our eye changes. A photograph we may have considered one of our best three years ago may bring us close to a cringe today. Certain shots we may have thought were oh-so-original now seem cliché. But looking back through our previous work isn’t always embarrassing. In fact, a leisurely browse through your personal archives can often yield some surprising — and delightful — discoveries.

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  • My Analogue Life: Best Before

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-10-27 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Best Before

    The only film I can find in my home that’s not expired or short-dated is a handful of Lomography brand 35mm and a few packs of Fuji Instax instant film. The rest — all 500-plus rolls of it — is old, sometimes damaged and definitely expired. Some of it has been kept frozen all along or at least refrigerated, while there are boxes full that contain film 10, 15 or 20 years old and it’s those rolls that are often my favourites.

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  • My Analogue Life: Merry Christmas — To Me?

    written by pamelaklaffke on 2010-12-15 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Life: Merry Christmas — To Me?

    Everyone is good at something. Some people are naturally co-ordinated and to them, sports come easy. Others sing effortlessly, in tune every time. There are those who can draw almost anything. And then there are people like me who can’t draw, sing or walk six blocks in the snow without breaking my arm for a second time in two months. I do, however, excel at shopping and it’s that time of year when this particular talent is put to the test.

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  • Lomography's New Column: My Analogue Life by Pamela Klaffke!

    written by cruzron on 2010-09-08 in #news
    Lomography's New Column: My Analogue Life by Pamela Klaffke!

    We have something for you guys to look forward to week after week! Pamela Klaffke, whose analogue photos taken with damaged and expired film have enchanted the whole community, is now writing a weekly lifestyle column!

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  • Stay Tuned for the The Great Big Lomography Film Bible Part 2!

    written by shhquiet on 2011-01-11 in #news
    Stay Tuned for the The Great Big Lomography Film Bible Part 2!

    Don't miss the second part of The Great Big Lomography Film Bible! This time, Pamela Klaffke dissects the slide film section and gives you the lowdown on the different kinds of slides - from Fuji to Kodak to Lomography and everything in between!

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