12.03.2011

Gone out shooting. Check back later.


Becoming a photographer is a lifelong project.  It's important to pace yourself and enjoy the process.

18 comments:

Bold Photography said...

Have fun!

hugo solo said...

Nick you have to know de beautiful town of Moron De la Frontera in Spain and then be in peace with yourself.

Mike Shwarts said...

In the first photo, you sure were rocking the Artist look, black tee and all.

Steve Huff said...

This is great. Love the older photo Kirk!

John Driggers said...

Hi Kirk,

Your photos jogged a couple of thoughts for me.

First, is the subtle shift from tripod to in-body-stabilization (that would be the camera body--not yours). It echoes a bit your former posts about near-sightedness and your Hassy not focusing properly so you sent it in.

The other thought that occurred is what happened to the popularity of the tiltall tripod? I remember saving up for one and finally getting one to use with my Mamiya TLRs.

You don't really hear anything about the tiltall any more--I don't even know if they are still being sold.

Anyway, along with the Black Tee and the Black Canon body, your tiltall says pro too in the first photo.

Do you still have yours? Use it? I wish now, I had kept mine.

Cheers

JD

kirk tuck said...

JD, Are you some sort of mind reader? I just took possession yesterday of a brand new, black Tiltall Tripod. The original Tiltall was my first tripod and I was nostalgic for one. The current model is made in China but it's just about the same price as I paid for mine first one decades ago. Two wooden Berlebachs, a new Tiltall and a small Gitzo with a side arm. I guess I'm covered for tripods. Amazed that you would mention that today....

Brad Burnham said...

My first and only tripod is a Tiltall.

ezpoppy said...

Observations: The furrowed brow has not changed. You've gone from an intense young man sporting a third-eye, to a cyclops with the all-seeing, unblinking eye, still using primes though going from an f/1.4 on the Canon (FTb?) to a f/1.7 on the Oly. And I'd be interested in how the new Tiltall compares with the vintage ones - I've heard not good things about the recent models.

Daryl said...

Add me to the Tiltall club. I bought an original Marchioni Brothers version on eBay several years ago.

John Sarsgard said...

Thank you. I read every one of your posts, and only rarely comment. Probably because I use blogshelf and have to go out to safari direct to do so. VSL is the most valuable and enjoyable single place on the internet for me. With you and Mike Johnston, I can stay connected to other photographers and sane. Thank you.

thequietphotographer said...

Both beautiful intense photos. And I like the strap on the oly...
robert

Dave Jenkins said...

I still have and use my Tiltall, bought second-hand in 1977. My primary tripods, though, are a pair of Manfrottos, including the biggest, which is great for architectural photography.

It's easy to see why you married Belinda. Not so sure why she married you... :-)

John Driggers said...

@Kirk,

Yeah, actually I can kind of read minds. :-)

But the best reading I've done in a while was your post on TOP. A lot of meat there-worth at least a couple of more reads. Like most of your best posts, you reveal truths that we already know, but have submerged to engage in activity.

Thanks for the gift of re-awareness.

JD

Bold Photography said...

Are you going off to find models like these?
http://photos.ellen.warnerbros.com/galleries/bad_paid_for_photos

(Complete with hair lights and everything...)

:-)

Cyrus said...

Hey Kirk! You son looks just like you when you were young!!

jefflynchdev said...

I don't understand all these comments on the two shots Kirk. The lighting is a bit different but you look exactly the same in both except for the glasses. :-)

(From one gray hair to another)

Jeff

Scott said...

I've been scanning old negs, and just came across a set taken in about 1973, showing an extraordinarily groovy young man with long hair, bushy moustache, army jacket, round steel-rimmed glasses, and a Leica M3. Guess he didn't notice that it wasn't a completely unique "look".

He also weighed about 3/5 what he does now.

I was very serious at the time. My daughter, however, thinks they're hilarious.

Daryl said...

My police academy graduation photo shows that, in 1981, I was a navy blue #2 pencil with an Afro. How odd...