Happy 70th Birthday Peter Zumthor !
Brian Eno on Television (1991)
Stop being so right Brian Eno. STOP. Go, like, make a 30-minute song with five soft piano notes.
Replace “TV”with “art,” period.
And yes, Brian Eno was right about pretty much everything.
As Magnum’s printer, [Pablo] Inirio gets to work with some of photography’s most iconic images. In his small darkroom, the prints lying casually around include Dennis Stock’s famous portrait of James Dean in Times Square […]. Intricate squiggles and numbers are scrawled all over the prints, showing Inirio’s complex formulas for printing them. A few seconds of dodging here, some burning-in there. Will six seconds be enough to bring out some definition in the building behind Dean? Perhaps, depending on the temperature of the chemicals. Of course, this kind of work is a dying art. […] In the three years since we met, [Inirio] said, surprisingly little has changed at Magnum. He had to switch to Ilford paper when Agfa closed, and he hopes Kodak doesn’t take his stop bath away—but otherwise, things are the same. “Collectors and galleries still want prints on fiber paper—they just like the way it looks,” he said. […]
(i wish i could do darkroom printing for a living. le sigh.)