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    LIGHT & SILVER :
    The Photographic life of George Tatge

    ITALIAN MICRO BUDGET FILM REMEMBERS THE PAST, USES TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

    With the support of The Tuscan Film Commission, a small film made with the RED EPIC®
    camera technology, is set for Digital DCP Projection debut at the Odeon in Florence Italy in October 10, 2012.
    LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge is a micro budget digital film captured with RED EPIC® technology.

    George Tatge is a fine art photographer. His camera is made of wood. For him, creating images requires chemistry, paper, vegetable based film stocks and great care and patience. His camera is capable of loading only one frame at a time and when he photographs a subject it usually means making one image.
    His process is profound and with the proliferation of digital photography the ritual of his art form is a fascinating study of how we once did things. It tells a story of the absolute magic it took to
    create photographs with analog film. George Tatge articulates his feelings about working with traditional film.

    “We live in a digital photographic age but not long ago producing a photograph was a detailed chemical process. I appreciate the ritualistic aspects and the physicality of photographing with a view camera. The slowness of the procedure, the adjustments of the optics and the film plane, the concentrated and meditative quality of it all. And seeing an image gradually appear almost magically in a liquid solution has always excited me. There is a lot of mystery in this method and I still prefer to make photographs in this way.”

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    Luce e Spirito (Light & Spirit) esplora la vita lavorativa dell’ 85enne don Alessandro Pacchia, Sacrista presso la Basilica di Firenze con la famosa Cupola. 14 mesi di riprese con accesso senza precedenti, il film ripercorre i suoi 49 anni come semplice prete. Don Alessandro ha un lavoro in un luogo unico, con una vista unica. A 80 anni ha iniziato a scrivere un blog con l'idea di compiere la sua missione dell’ annunciare il suo amore per Gesù. Don Alessandro è umile e porta un semplice messaggio d'amore.

    Luce e Spirito (Light & Spirit) explores the working life of 85 year old priest Don Alessandro Pacchia, at the Basilica of Florence and its famous Cupola. With 14 months of unprecedented access, the film traces his 47 years as a simple priest. Don Alessandro has a job in a unique place with a unique view. At age 80 he took up blogging with the idea of accomplishing his mission to announce his love of Jesus. Don Alessandro is adamant, humble and carries a simple message of love.

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  3. Various images from Italy

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  4. When David Battistella visited Florence Italy in 2011, he had no idea it would trigger a love affair with the city that would take him on a path through history and move his life's work in a new direction; living and making films in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

    The Music in this film was written and orchestrated by M. Stefano Burbi stefanoburbi.com and amazing talent.

    Many thanks to Corrado Silveri of E-Motion, Genoa who helped enormously in putting this together!

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  5. "Processing human images through a mechanical apparatus (the black mirror/camera eye) renders the body as something not quite human - in this case a 'beautiful' self-commodified female 'product' that is both human and machine, existing in a liminal state of in-between."―Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    'Selfie' is a video in my "Men and Machines" series.

    The 'Men and Machines' series invites meditation into the complex relationship between human, machine, and 'Nature' - the politics, philosophy and aesthetics of the sights and sounds of industry as they are mechanically mediated and manufactured by the camera eye / ear.

    Other videos in the "Men and Machines" series include:

    Popular Science - vimeo.com/195072674
    Planned Obsolescence - vimeo.com/195215047
    Reliable Sources - vimeo.com/193291700
    Inside - vimeo.com/189477394
    Construction Site - vimeo.com/188719797
    Johnny's Machines - vimeo.com/188380596
    Col Bleu - vimeo.com/185865697
    Machine - vimeo.com/190509450
    Echo and Narcissus - vimeo.com/187504524
    Mirror - vimeo.com/184270334
    Not - vimeo.com/172252797
    Waste - vimeo.com/165976297
    Product - vimeo.com/179584124
    Selfie - vimeo.com/178762302
    Virtual Gallery - The Gaia Triptych - vimeo.com/176688332

    "Selfie" is created from recycled and repurposed images and sound in the Public Domain, or material released under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain license.

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