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12 May 2020

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 Sharon Radisch, Nicola Cordi, Angelo Partemi, the 2019 CIPA report, scanning film, clicking, the Night Watch and Google's Street View cameras.

  • In Witty Still Lifes, Stephanie Wade showcases the set pieces of New York-photographer Sharon Radisch constructed of found objects around her home and neighborhood.
  • In Evidence of Work: Italy in the Spring of 2020, Marigold Warner presents a few of Nicola Cordì's diptychs showing life in lockdown, pairing inside with outside.
  • Heidi Volpe talks to Angelo Partemi about his coverage of the Ventura Covid-19 Protest. He shot film, which helped him focus on the moment, he says. Not a bad idea in general, considering the situation. "I was accused of being media by several different people because I was protecting myself with a mask. People asked if I was selling photos to China or working for China. To go back to my country, which is America," he says.
  • Thom Hogan takes a look at CIPA's 2019 Camera Market Report. He notes that "the average price of the mirrorless cameras being sold is now well above that of dSLRs." As for lenses, "Shipments declined about 54 percent since peak, but the value of those shipments declined only 30 percent."
  • In Going Negative What's the Best Way?, Kirk Tuck considers shooting old film from 35mm up to 4x5 with a camera instead of a scanner. It's all the rage, after all. But which lens?
  • Dave Williams wonders What Makes You Click? "This process of determining what it is that we like about photography and what it is that defines our style is the thing that pushes us to focus and work harder on the things we really love," he writes.
  • The Rijksmuseum has published the largest and most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch on its Web site. There's enough detail to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting. And that zooming is very responsive with no delays.
  • Google's Street View Cameras inventories the Google Street View Camera rigs.

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