There Is No Cat

Hollering into the void since 2002

Thursday, June 9, 2016

52@52 Week 45

Another shot from the Impossible Project’s new I-1 camera. That’s partly because it’s the new kid on the block, and partly because I haven’t refilled my film holders for the large format cameras.

Clouds

I started out with the light setting turned down just like the previous pack, but my shots were coming out dull and dark. So I put it back to the center. This is the shot where exposure and composition came together.

Almost three years ago, I backed an enlarger that uses your mobile phone as a source for making black and white prints on one of the crowdfunding platforms. It can also enlarge film negatives. After a much longer than expected wait, it appears that my Fojo has been shipped, has made it through customs, and will be here tomorrow. So maybe I can shoot something with one of my 35mm or medium format cameras in the next few weeks and print it, then post it here as part of the project. I’m very much looking forward to receiving this. I’ve never actually printed one of my photographs myself before, not using traditional methods anyway. This should be fun.

Posted at 8:19 AM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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