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JeRuFo
23-Oct-2014, 06:15
There are a lot of ways to create images that respond to eachother. You can either have one given image and have everyone respond to that. Or get some sort of dialogue going between two people where they respond to images in turn.

A couple of years ago I participated a few times in the making of an image chain where every image reacts to only the last photo in the chain. Those were shot on digital and you had one day to complete your image. The results where always very good and surprising. I thought why not try it out on LF?


Obviously one day is too short to think of something good, shoot it and develop the film, but I still would like to keep a little time pressure on, so it doesn't take forever to complete.


So my proposal is this:

Every participant gets one week to shoot an image that reacts to the image that is sent to them, digitize it in some way and send it to me and the next person in the chain. Please send me a short explanation about what inspired you to take this particular image.

Format: anything that is allowed to be displayed in the LF image section is fine, whether it be a scan from a negative or a print (or a direct positive, polaroid etc.), 4:5 aspect ratio or panoramic, color or b/w.

You can react to anything in the image, ranging from composition to the light, to subject or continue the story you see in the image etc. As this is open to anyone, please no nude/18+ content.

I'll send the first picture out on November 5th. I'd like to keep the running time relatively short, so if there are more than 12 participants I'll ask someone else to start a second chain.


The open slots are as follows for now. Please choose as early a slot as you possibly can so the later ones end up filled and some early ones don't get filled at all:

Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17

More slots can be added as the need arises ofcourse.
You can join in by choosing a slot here or in a pm. I'll keep the list updated as much as I can. It will still be possible to participate after the chain has started.

After I receive the last image, in January, I'll post the whole chain on the forum.


Suggestions or addendums are welcome.

NiNo
23-Oct-2014, 07:55
interesting :)
can i take slot 4 and make my image nov26 - dec2 if this is possible?

JeRuFo
23-Oct-2014, 08:04
Sure, I'll put you on the list. Thank you for participating.

Randy Moe
23-Oct-2014, 08:11
I would like slot 7.

Keep me busy during holiday.

Great plan!

jb7
23-Oct-2014, 08:22
sounds like a challenge- can I have slot 3? Thank you...

JeRuFo
23-Oct-2014, 08:31
Great, I'll put both your names down.

Edit: Can't edit original post anymore so I'll put the list at the bottom from now on.

Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25 - jb7
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23 - Randy Moe
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17

Jim Noel
23-Oct-2014, 08:44
Why only digital? It is not unusual for me to make an 8x10 negative and the ensuing print within a morning.
Some of us don't use, own, or like digital imaging cameras.

Randy Moe
23-Oct-2014, 08:46
Why only digital? It is not unusual for me to make an 8x10 negative and the ensuing print within a morning.
Some of us don't use, own, or like digital imaging cameras.

Most likely he wants to avoid snail mail. This is international already.

JeRuFo
23-Oct-2014, 08:52
Well, ultimately I want to show the chain to everyone here on the forum, so it has to be digitized in some way. It's fine if the print is digitized, but I didn't have a globally traveling exhibition planned.

jb7
23-Oct-2014, 08:57
Why only digital? It is not unusual for me to make an 8x10 negative and the ensuing print within a morning.
Some of us don't use, own, or like digital imaging cameras.

My record is 5 minutes, 8x10 paper negative, contact printed wet, delivered unwashed. I tried to post it on the internet, but it kept falling off my monitor as soon as it dried out...

JeRuFo
24-Oct-2014, 11:01
Weekend bump, a good time to commit to photography ;)

Still 7 places left.

SergeiR
24-Oct-2014, 11:30
Why only digital? It is not unusual for me to make an 8x10 negative and the ensuing print within a morning.
Some of us don't use, own, or like digital imaging cameras.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio " (c)

Some others don't make negatives per say. They make positive tins? :)
Digital exchange is easier nowadays.


I can pick any slot in December if any left.

Amfooty
24-Oct-2014, 17:05
I'll do slot 5. It should be a good reprieve during exam week.

JeRuFo
25-Oct-2014, 04:36
Nice. I'll put both your names down. If you change your mind, please let me know, Sergei.

Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25 - jb7
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9 - Amfooty
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16 - SergeiR
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23 - Randy Moe
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17

JeRuFo
26-Oct-2014, 14:23
A few more places left, get them while they're hot!

Jeff Dexheimer
27-Oct-2014, 03:02
I'll take slot 8

kabbott
27-Oct-2014, 05:13
I'll take slot 9.

JeRuFo
27-Oct-2014, 07:48
Ok, nice.

Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25 - jb7
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9 - Amfooty
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16 - SergeiR
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23 - Randy Moe
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015 - Jeff Dexheimer
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10 - kabbott
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 04:25
We could use a few more people to get us started. Who has some time on their hands in the next few weeks?

I just developed and scanned the first image, so we're all ready to go.

andreios
30-Oct-2014, 05:10
OK, I'd like to play. I'll be travelling till Nov 13th, but that still leaves me with few free days to make it to the 2nd slot.

OMU
30-Oct-2014, 08:44
Ok, I'm a little nervous..... But I'm in for the first slot

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 09:14
Fantastic, I'll put both your names on the list. We'll start next wednesday, when I send the first image to OMU. If someone still wants to join in, there is still the last slot available.

There's really no need to be worried. You should see it more as a personal challenge and not as a contest. Ofcourse it is nice to produce a strong image, but the goal is more to just produce an image, from inspiration to concept and final product and have fun doing it. Everyone will probably have different restrictions, whether it be time, technical problems, the wrong type of weather, no inspiration, but hopefully all can be overcome with a healthy dose of creativity.



Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11 - OMU
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18 - andreios
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25 - jb7
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9 - Amfooty
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16 - SergeiR
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23 - Randy Moe
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015 - Jeff Dexheimer
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10 - kabbott
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17

Randy Moe
30-Oct-2014, 09:23
Great, and the 'rules' are very wide open.

I find deadlines are a great motivator.

SergeiR
30-Oct-2014, 09:42
Question though. Sending image is one thing, are we going to drop them here at the same time or they going to be unveiled only after whole chain is done?

Amfooty
30-Oct-2014, 09:44
I can't wait to see what happens with this--it's a cool idea.

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 09:49
Everyone sends their image only to me, so I can send it to the next person. Everybody should have only 1 image to use as inspiration. I'll include a little 'how-to' when i send the images out.
After it is all done I'll post the whole chain on the forum. I'll still have to think of a way to this best, but that can't be the biggest problem.
So a little patience is required until we see the results.

Amfooty
30-Oct-2014, 10:14
Everyone sends their image only to me, so I can send it to the next person. Everybody should have only 1 image to use as inspiration. I'll include a little 'how-to' when i send the images out.
After it is all done I'll post the whole chain on the forum. I'll still have to think of a way to this best, but that can't be the biggest problem.
So a little patience is required until we see the results.

How should we send it to you? A link, or can pm's have attachments?

Randy Moe
30-Oct-2014, 10:17
How should we send it to you? A link, or can pm's have attachments?

PM's don't take attachments.

I think we will need to use email. which I would prefer as it is actually more secure.

SergeiR
30-Oct-2014, 10:42
Yeah, emails are better

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 10:44
Yes, you're right, e-mail is probably easiest. If everybody could PM me their e-mail address, that would be great. I'll send a pm out in the weekend in case somebody doesn't follow this thread to carefully.

I was thinking of hosting them on my flickr account to show them on the forum, because it would look nicer to show them inline than as an attachment. I won't show them publicly on flickr ofcourse and only show them here, they will not be visible anywhere else, but if someone has a problem with that they can host the image themselves and send me the link so I can use it in the final posting and to send it to the next person. I've hosted images like this on private websites before, but then there always is a chance that somebody takes that website down. With flickr they will be almost guaranteed to stay up.

I'll include the size etc. in the how-to that I'll send with the image when it is your turn, so all images can be uniformly presented in the end.

NiNo
30-Oct-2014, 15:30
i think e-mail is good enough for this "game"
if i understand it right we need just the last one person?

go-go! its just a game

ndg
30-Oct-2014, 15:42
We could use a few more people to get us started. Who has some time on their hands in the next few weeks?

I just developed and scanned the first image, so we're all ready to go.

I really want to be part of this but time is always my enemy! However, the desire is much stronger so I'll take the last slot!

JeRuFo
30-Oct-2014, 15:55
Nice of you to join us.
If somebody really can't make it work timewise, please let us know so we can try and find someone else to take your slot.

Slot 1 - November 5 - November 11 - OMU
Slot 2 - November 12 - November 18 - andreios
Slot 3 - November 19 - November 25 - jb7
Slot 4 - November 26 - December 2 - NiNo
Slot 5 - December 3 - December 9 - Amfooty
Slot 6 - December 10 - December 16 - SergeiR
Slot 7 - December 17 - December 23 - Randy Moe
Slot 8 - December 27 - January 3, 2015 - Jeff Dexheimer
Slot 9 - January 4 - January 10 - kabbott
Slot 10- January 11 - January 17 - ndg

Everybody that hasn't so far, please send me your email address so I can send you the image when the time comes.

SergeiR
1-Nov-2014, 07:39
Huzzah!

JeRuFo
1-Nov-2014, 09:52
Indeed. 4 more days, can't wait to see the results.

jb7
1-Nov-2014, 19:54
Indeed- can't wait for the first utterance, and how the message might evolve over the course of the transmission...

JeRuFo
4-Nov-2014, 12:30
I just mailed the first image to OMU, we are on our way.

Randy Moe
4-Nov-2014, 12:39
Great!

And the best way I think to do this, is to not previsualize anything. Wait for the image to show up and then get to work.

Here we called it 'Telephone' when we were kids and did a whisper line to see what came out the other end.

JeRuFo
4-Nov-2014, 12:50
That is probably true. Although I have found it useful to choose a genre or a technique once I got the image in the past, otherwise you have too much to choose from and it is hard to think of something. The last time I did this, about 7 years ago probably, I kept trying to think of something for a long time until I decided to make a still life, which helped a lot in determining what I wanted the image to be.
To each his own, that is the beauty of it.

Randy Moe
4-Nov-2014, 13:22
That is probably true. Although I have found it useful to choose a genre or a technique once I got the image in the past, otherwise you have too much to choose from and it is hard to think of something. The last time I did this, about 7 years ago probably, I kept trying to think of something for a long time until I decided to make a still life, which helped a lot in determining what I wanted the image to be.
To each his own, that is the beauty of it.

OK. No Rules!

OMU
4-Nov-2014, 22:33
I just mailed the first image to OMU, we are on our way.

Hello JeRuFo and hello to you all.

I have received the photo :-) and I have started thinking...
I'll post my respond before the 11. November.

Lets have fun :-)

OMU
11-Nov-2014, 05:27
Heavy rain and low skies makes the days dark this part of the year. But to day light came back and I have been out photographing. Tried to "scan" the negative vita an d...tal Canon, but it didn't work. I'll make a print to night and scan :-)

JeRuFo
11-Nov-2014, 07:57
Probably good you had a week then. Good timing, then I can send the image to andreios tonight or tomorrow morning.

JeRuFo
11-Nov-2014, 13:03
It's alive!
I just received OMU's submission and sent it along to Andreios, who upped the pressure for himself, because he is travelling for a few more days.

andreios
15-Nov-2014, 09:31
Indeed :) I'm now more or less in "working order" and luckily we've a bank holiday on Monday so I am confident I'll manage it to the dry print for scanning in time :)

JeRuFo
19-Nov-2014, 03:44
And we're on to the next person already. I just send the next image out to jb7/Joseph.

NiNo
19-Nov-2014, 04:43
OMG i am the next one :)

analoguey
19-Nov-2014, 05:13
Just saw this thread!
I would love to join up - can I take slot 10 if available?

JeRuFo
19-Nov-2014, 05:43
Just saw this thread!
I would love to join up - can I take slot 10 if available?

Hi, slot 10 is already taken, but we can add a 11th slot if you like, that would be from january 18-24.

NiNo
26-Nov-2014, 00:02
i am waiting for my pic :)

analoguey
26-Nov-2014, 00:39
Hi, slot 10 is already taken, but we can add a 11th slot if you like, that would be from january 18-24.
Yes, I would like that!

JeRuFo
26-Nov-2014, 03:12
Yes, I would like that!

I'll put your name down, please PM me your e-mail address.

JeRuFo
26-Nov-2014, 03:14
i am waiting for my pic :)

I just e-mailed jb7 to see if he is about done, I'll get the image to you as soon as I hear from him.

jb7
26-Nov-2014, 08:22
I've sent mine- so you should be getting it soon NiNo ... good luck with it, and thanks to Andreios for his-

Though maybe I should have cleaned out my ears before making my picture...

JeRuFo
26-Nov-2014, 08:32
I sent it along to NiNo, time for him to let it simmer for a while.

JeRuFo
2-Dec-2014, 12:05
It is already that time of the week again. NiNo was actually done early, that was a first. The ball is now in Amfooty's court.

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 12:22
And next week is mine.. muhahahaha.... ;)

JeRuFo
2-Dec-2014, 12:34
Yup, time to limber up. Although that's probably not necessary seeing the amount you shoot.

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 12:48
Yup, time to limber up. Although that's probably not necessary seeing the amount you shoot.
Its not how much one shoot, unfortunately.. I would take quality over quantity any day ;)
I got to make some awesomeness for few juried competitions this week though.. Shooting another publication on Thursday. . Next week is wide open (well.. apart from day job that is ;))

JeRuFo
2-Dec-2014, 13:08
Sounds like a decent warm up. Consider my expectations raised :)

Randy Moe
2-Dec-2014, 13:49
And next week is mine.. muhahahaha.... ;)

Now I'mm scared. I destroy 99% of my negs...

JeRuFo
2-Dec-2014, 13:56
We only ask for 1. 100 negs in 7 days = 14 a day. That sounds manageable. And if you get lucky you'll already hit the one before the weekend.

I always have a hard time tossing negs, so I hardly ever do. The 'maybe' pile on my desk is getting pretty big though. I consider it a sort of horse cure like Edvard Munch used to do with his paintings when they didn't want to cooperate in the painting process. He'd just leave them outside for a couple of weeks in the rain and sun to see if that would scare them straight. I throw my negatives on a pile and sometimes look through it to see if I changed my mind.

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 13:58
Now I'mm scared. I destroy 99% of my negs...

Meh :) Its just a game. That reminds me - i need to purge some old negatives, running out of storage space for them.

Randy Moe
2-Dec-2014, 14:07
We only ask for 1. 100 negs in 7 days = 14 a day. That sounds manageable. And if you get lucky you'll already hit the one before the weekend.

I always have a hard time tossing negs, so I hardly ever do. The 'maybe' pile on my desk is getting pretty big though. I consider it a sort of horse cure like Edvard Munch used to do with his paintings when they didn't want to cooperate in the painting process. He'd just leave them outside for a couple of weeks in the rain and sun to see if that would scare them straight. I throw my negatives on a pile and sometimes look through it to see if I changed my mind.

I lost the thrill of storing garbage a while back. I'll get something done, but Sergei is one tough act to follow! :)

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 14:41
You never know whats before, Randy :) I might be the one in trouble ;)

Randy Moe
2-Dec-2014, 14:44
You never know whats before, Randy :) I might be the one in trouble ;)

:)

JeRuFo
10-Dec-2014, 03:21
You'll find out soon. Amfooty finished his photo, despite some problems, so it is onto the next.

SergeiR
10-Dec-2014, 12:10
yup got mine. thinking.

JeRuFo
10-Dec-2014, 13:38
Good. I'm always a little worried that they end up in the spam box.

SergeiR
16-Dec-2014, 10:20
Going turn mine in tonight. Got a bit offtrack on Friday/Saturday and stupid therapy knocked me out yesterday :(

Randy Moe
16-Dec-2014, 10:47
I hope all is well, Sergei.

JeRuFo
17-Dec-2014, 03:29
Thanks, Sergei, the image is off to the next victim. Good luck, Randy.

SergeiR
17-Dec-2014, 09:39
:) huzzah

Randy Moe
17-Dec-2014, 09:44
I got it!

Randy Moe
22-Dec-2014, 00:36
I just sent my image to Jewan.

And the beat goes on.

JeRuFo
22-Dec-2014, 00:54
Thanks Randy.
I'm away for a few days, so I'll send it along wednesday probably.

JeRuFo
24-Dec-2014, 03:01
The image is on its way to Jeff. A few days earlier, but at least I won't forget to send it out later this week.

Happy holidays everyone.


Jewan

kabbott
3-Jan-2015, 10:49
Looking forward to getting Jeff's image and giving this a go!

Karl

Jeff Dexheimer
3-Jan-2015, 22:40
My image has been sent to Jewan.

Just in time! Two to go and I am excited to see the final result.

Randy Moe
3-Jan-2015, 23:05
I am getting interested also!

JeRuFo
10-Jan-2015, 12:00
The finishing line is in sight, two more to go. I just received Karl's image and send it along to Nana Dadzie.

JeRuFo
16-Jan-2015, 03:56
We're in the last round. Nana finished a little early, so the image is already with Analoguey. Next week I'll post the results.

NiNo
28-Jan-2015, 08:42
i hope to see pics soon :)

JeRuFo
28-Jan-2015, 12:22
You will. The last image was set to arrive on monday, but apparently was a bit delayed, hopefully it'll come soon. I'll post the images tomorrow morning (for us Europeans) it can always be added in a later posting.

JeRuFo
29-Jan-2015, 06:38
The results are posted here: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?119731-Image-whispering-chain-The-results