So mama don’t take my Kodacolor away

by Robert A. Ripps on August 14, 2014

Some 1930 color movies, shot on Kodacolor- a pre Kodachrome “color” film. Although Kodachrome was the first true color film, Kodacolor movie film looked black & white, until it was projected through a special color filter that allowed the lenticular color information to be displayed.

Here’s another Kodacolor movie I found- you can see by the color glitches why the additive system was not a great long term solution to the problem of making color movie film.



Guilty pleasures….

by Robert A. Ripps on August 2, 2014

Jedediah Johnson.


If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

July 16, 2014

From NPR…a million ways to die in New York.    

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A tree grows in New York…and New Jersey

July 15, 2014

Some recent images from my ongoing Urban Trees series… And coming soon, Urban Trees, the book!

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Just add water…

July 11, 2014

Designer Jan Uretsky & I do a final edit for my upcoming Urban Trees book. Hope to have it out by the end of the summer. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ship shapes

July 7, 2014

Make sure you check out my friend Jonathan Atkins beautiful Hero Project photographs, which show off his passions for maritime preservation and history, as well as dance and the human form….

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A tree does not grow in Tribeca

July 3, 2014

At least not in front of my place…. Came back the other day to find the dirt gone, the hole filled in, and sidewalk (badly) patched, with no explanation. If anyone deserves an Urban Tree, it’s me!

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Food that tasted better than it looked

June 18, 2014

Laotian stew over brown rice  

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Capa on D Day

June 10, 2014

Very interesting 2 part piece here about Robert Capa and the D Day invasion, and what really happened to those ruined rolls of film. It is by photojournalist and guest blogger J. Ross Baughman, on A. D. Coleman’s great photography and all things related blog. I definitely recommend subscribing to get his writing delivered directly to your computer. […]

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Sunday in Bushwick

June 8, 2014

Here are a few pictures from the Bushwick Open Studios last weekend.

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