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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:53 AM
Benjamin Kanarek Benjamin Kanarek is offline
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Recently Posted on Pentax Forums...

Just wish to share this little story that I posted on Pentax World with you that you may find interesting...

I want to shake you ALL up...I never studied photography...I never wanted to be a photographer. I studied architecture and played drums in a punk rock group. I literally fell in to photography by ACCIDENT..Everything I learned was by experimenting. I was such a bad photographer when I started, that if I got lucky and took a good image and was asked to replicate it I couldn't. In fact about one year in to shooting, I was asked by Sears to shoot an advert for them based on an image in my S--tty portfolio. The problem is that I didn't have a vocabulary and I didn't how I did what I did in the first place, so couldn't repeat what I did. I must have lost about 50-60 percent of the clients I shot for. I would get a great fluke shot and wow them with it. "Hey Ben, we want that!";..GULP "OK" OOOOPPPPSSS Sorry.

But the good thing was this. I did stuff that nobody would even consider doing if they were taught what and what not to do. One of my techniques that I and perhaps a few people around the world at the time were doing but not aware that we were at the time was the following.

One day I walked in to a camera store in Toronto to ask advice from the sales people who happen to be Ryerson Polytechnical School (Photography) grads now called Ryerson University. They knew all the technique, which I had none of. I asked them for a certain emulsion for doing, if I remember correctly "Cibachrome" or development for slides. They kind of giggled and said, "Here use this and this and this". I said OK I will...Well lo and behold, they gave me the wrong stuff that became what is now known as cross processing that got me in to L'Officiel, Elle, etc. I was on exposition at the Arles Festival in 1986-7 presenting my C41 stuff with Mondino, Satoshi and Nik Knight. I was known for "THAT" technique.

Well, about five years later I went to Toronto to visit the family. I was being published everywhere. I mean everywhere. I needed some photo stuff and walked in to the same camera store "Toronto Camera" at the time on Yonge Street and there were two of the guys who sold me the "WRONG" stuff.

Well I walked right up to them and said "Thanks for your advice. Do you remember a little joke you pulled on one of your customers? You know, ah you need this stuff for that type of film?" "ahhh yyyeeeaahhh maybe, sort of ...WHY?"

"My name is Benjamin Kanarek," "Your BBBBeeennnnjjjjjjjjammminnnn KKakakakkanarek?" Yeah..."Wow"
I said "I want to thank you for giving me the BEST wrong advice I have ever gotten in my whole life!"

I walked out of the store with a huge smile...

Because of that advice I shot some very interesting Ad Campaigns.

Here is just one example from 1989...

PS..I will have another story about technique a bit later..There are NO RULES in Photography or any ART Form for that matter!

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Old February 6th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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Hi Benjamin,

insert the url of the images between

[IMG] and [/IMG]

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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Benjamin -

I had a chance to look at some of your work and I am newly working at people photography - all I can say is that your work has such a WOW factor to it. Very edgy and incredible. Glad you have joined us here at OPF.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Thanks for the kind words..

Ben
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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I'm sorry...Pardon my ignorance but I don't even know where to look...IMG?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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Hi again Benjamin
1st load your image or locate it on a server, then copy its URL and:

Within your message, where you want to insert an image click on the icon located on the top bar of your message window, and paste the entire URL (that must end by .jpg)

If you want to post a link to a page (not to an image) do the same, click on the icon paste the page URL (that must end with .htm or .html or .php etc.)

and you should be done!
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Old February 6th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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Is there no way for me to save an image to my desktop and just choose the file?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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Is there no way for me to save an image to my desktop and just choose the file?
Sorry, this is not possible.
That would imply that we stock all images posted in OPF server, this would be far too "heavy"...
There are plenty cheap places to host files, i.e. most of French Internet Service Providers do include web space where you may upload your private website or images as well... like this for example:
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