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esox
25-May-2012, 08:20
Hi guys,

First of all please excuse my french... My english isn't perfect and I may, no I will for sure, do some mistake while writing on this forum.
I'm 46, male. My forum name, esox, comes from esox lucius, which is the scientific name of the pike (the fish). I used to catch pikes, and eat them...:o
I studied music in National conservatory of music, mainly music writing and electoacoustic music (we call it "musique concrète" in french). I'm not music director like Ansel Adams was. I studied also science (geology) at university for 3 years.
My first experiments with photography was when I was about 13-14 yo, after I saw a print coming in the developer. My parents offered me a small laboratory for b&w. I had a Olympus OM10. Then I stopped photo when I went to university. I was doing music at that time, piano. I studied classical technic in order to play ... blues !

In the 90's I had the chance to meet and work as an assistant of a known american photographer living by my parents art gallery in France : Dennis Stock, Magnum agency. Dennis stock made lots of pictures of James Dean, they were friends and had the same age. He also did a lot of pictures of Hollywwod, Jazz, Hippies, Hells angels and Provence (France), etc. I worked with him, scanning his works, during about 3 years. He left France about 10 years ago and died about 2 years ago. At the end, he offered me one of his Olympus OM4, a lense and a tripod. I still use them.

I went back on photography seriously last summer with a DSLR... After some frustration, I went back ton my OM olympus toys and then bought an Hasselblad.

Here are some of my pictures : http://35mm-compact.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=37901

http://35mm-compact.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=37687

http://35mm-compact.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=37395

But I managed to be frustrated with the Hasselblad lately... After taking advices I did the ultimate sin : I bought a Sinar F2 view camera... I'm still waiting for it, it will probably arrive next week. Why ? Because with a view camera I consider that one considers photography from roots with all the creative possibilities it means.

Last thing : I process my b&w and slide films, after I scan (Epson V700) and print (Epson R1900 with inkjetfly inks, quadtone rip for black only printing).

I hope my english is understandable.

Michael Wynd
25-May-2012, 08:32
Welcome to the forum Esox. Your english is fine and quite a few members here speak french. Lots of information and friendly helpers.
Mike

Mark Sawyer
25-May-2012, 08:46
Yes. welcome! I think you'll find a number of other members here with a musical background as well. It seems it has a connection to large format photography...

We look forward to seeing your images on this new adventure!

cdholden
25-May-2012, 09:41
I live in the South, so please excuse my English also.
Welcome to the forum, Esox.

Chris

Stephane
25-May-2012, 09:47
Hello!
I know it's about you, but cannot help it...
I spent my childhood in Marseille, from 6 years old to 14. I lived in the XVeme (quartier nord), and with the kids on the other side of the wall, we used to throw stones at each others every weekend. I was pretty accurate, even now ;)
And strangely enough, I am a geologist today.
If/when I come down there, I'll tell you and we can go throw stones at people again, like in the good old time :)

cdholden
25-May-2012, 09:55
Ah yes. Relive old times and throw rocks at the neighborhood children. You should be ashamed of yourself!
If not, aim for the little ones. They are more difficult to hit and may even scream louder when you hit your target.

esox
25-May-2012, 10:02
Hello!
I know it's about you, but cannot help it...
I spent my childhood in Marseille, from 6 years old to 14. I lived in the XVeme (quartier nord), and with the kids on the other side of the wall, we used to throw stones at each others every weekend. I was pretty accurate, even now ;)
And strangely enough, I am a geologist today.
If/when I come down there, I'll tell you and we can go throw stones at people again, like in the good old time :)

Things changed in the "XV" : no more stones but Kalashnikov...

Dan Fromm
25-May-2012, 18:11
esox, votr'anglais est meilleur que mon francais. A visiter: http://www.galerie-photo.info/forumgp/

Do you know the lines from the Beggars' Opera:

who, like pikes lank with hunger
bite their companions
and prey on their friends.

esox
26-May-2012, 01:33
I konw of course the french GP forum... I'm already on it. But I think that Large format is more pertinent in USA.

manet
27-May-2012, 12:31
Hi esox ! Welcome from a Burgundian. ;)

jp

esox
27-May-2012, 12:43
With carots and red wine ??? the world is small...