Friday, February 3, 2012

Photos by Salamander

So this weekend I had a photographer come out to Indiana to take pictures of Russels environment.  Here are a few of the photos he captured.

Pretty happy with how they turned out, we plan on using some of them for the gallery show that I just scored for Russels photography. 

Right now I've been busy editng the film, and transferring all of Russels old slides to digital so I can make prints out of them.  We've founds some pretty amazing photos hidden in the moldy slide reels...and this weekend I plan on going though the rest of the reels to finish transferring the pictures.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pictures of the 8th wonder of the world

I found an old SD card at my place in Indiana, and here are a few photos I took before I started work on the Documentary.

Monday, August 22, 2011

More Photos

I spent the past four days inside Russels house pulling slides and digitally transfering them to my computer. Here are a few new ones that I managed to save from the mold....even though they are technically damaged, I am amazed at how beautiful some of them are.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Updates and Found Photography

So its been awhile since I've updated this blog and alot has happened...My computer crashed...I fixed my computer...I started setting goals for myself...Eric recorded a pretty badass intro song....I completely restructured my film...filmed a ton...interviewed a few people....preparing to interview more people....and now the film is finally started to look like a real film, rather than just a collection of sequences.  I'm really hoping that by the end of august I'll have a good rough cut, because I want to spend alot of time on music and sound...and I need a picture lock soon to focus on all that jazz.

The newest event that has happend though is the discovery of old pictures of Russel, for a long time Russ told me that he didn't have many photos from his past.  Then two weeks ago Russel pulled out a few reels of slides and a slide projector...and just like that, we finally had pictures of Russel though the years....unforunatly though most of them were destroyed by a water leak in Russels ceiling.   

Here are a few pics I took of Russels house to better demonstrate what Eric and I went though to collect these photos!!....The boxed and the reels were covered in mold.

I bought a converter so I could digitize Russels slides....I honestly thought everything was destroyed, but slowly I started to uncover some really amazing photos.  The camera he used was apparently stolen from Marshall Fields.

This photo was taken during Russels time in the military in Japan. 1953


A circus that Russel went to while in Japan. 1953

taken from a boat.

Russel on his property. 1973

Russel going hunting, hes in the blue hat.

These last few photos were ones that were damaged by the water, but I still find them very beautiful.