In terms of taking it up myself? I’m guessing that’s what you’re asking…
I have a lot of respect and interest in cinematography. While it’s obviously closely related to still photography, it’s a completely different thing. I admire cinematographers like Michael Chapman, Néstor Almendros, Vilmos Zsigmond, Raoul Coutard, etc. and a lot of that admiration has to do with the enormous complexity involved in capturing motion vs freezing one frame. That seems very difficult to me.
I like still photography a lot because it’s a solitary activity. I’m making all the decisions most of the time. It’s also not a big production just to go out shooting. So, while I wouldn’t rule anything out, I think my time is well spent on just trying to take better pictures.
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Dear Patrick, from all the pictures I have seen, from all the internet, I love your pictures the most. Really! The light, the setting and the themes. I really love those lonely cars in the nighttime under the light of a single streetlight.
Are these pics scans of negatives? Who develops your film? What scanner do you use? I love your work. Keep coming back to look at your latest stuff.
Most of the shots I post are scanned from negatives (or positives). I develop my own black and white and send off my c-41 and e-6 to Citizen’s Photo in Portland, OR. I use the Nikon V ED for most 35mm and the Epson V700 for medium format, polaroids and some 35mm (half-frame).