Sergey Melnitchenko // Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017

Winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017 is Sergey Melnitchenko for his series „Behind the Scenes“. He receives 10,000 euros and a Leica M camera and lens.

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“There is no falsehood – it’s not staged, it’s their everyday life, our life, or rather mine.”

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Sergey Melnitchenko

Born in Mykolaiv, Ukraine in 1991, Melnitchenko has been taking photographs for around eight years. He is a member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative, a collective promoting contemporary photography in Ukraine. He self-published his ‘Loneliness Online’ series in 2013. His work has been shown in various international solo and group exhibitions, including the Landskrona Fotofestival (2015), the Off_Festival Bratislava (2014), and in art book presentations within the framework of the artist residency The Muzychi Expanded History Project, Kiev, Ukraine. Melnitchenko has been living and working in China for the last two years.

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Best Shots of All Time

Continuing a 3 year run of deep dive movie analysis, CineFix's Movie List finally gets around to calling it's Best Shots. Before we even started to make this list, we collected close to 1000 of our favorite shots, categorized them, then made the tough choices you see in this video. It's part 1 of several in a series of our look at all the different types of shots, how they're used and why. 

We start our series of the Best Shots of All Time by looking at size, breaking down some of the best close ups, mediums, wide shots and extremes in film history. But it's not all about looking pretty, we dive deep into how and why each kind of shot is used.
 

The Picks:

Close up - The Passion of Joan of Arc
Wide - The Godfather Pt 2
Medium - Raging Bull
Extreme Close up - Psycho
Extreme Wide - Lawrence of Arabia

We continue our look at some of the best shots in all of film history by digging into relational shots, two shots, over the shoulders, group shots and crowds. Not just based on how cool they look (because there's too many cool looking shots for that!) but how they work and wh

The Picks:

Over the Shoulder - Paris, TX
Dual Layer - Persona
2-Shot - The Master
Group Shot - Barry Lyndon
Crowd Shot - Metropolis

And of course a ton of honorable mentions! From the Graduate and Chinatown, to The Usual Suspects and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
 

Source(CineFix Youtube)

Simulating Kodak Tri-X Black & White Film

By Nick Bedford

In the last six months, my approach to photography has changed a great deal, leading me to switch to film for most of my black and white work. The process of shooting film, from the tactility of the Leica M7 and Nikon FA cameras I use, to the developing and scanning process have given me a much deeper appreciation for the craft of being a photographer.

The issue I face after becoming so accustomed to the rich, grainy texture and tonal range of Kodak's much-beloved TRI-X 400 (400TX) film is that my work has become a sea of monochrome.

I've created some of my best black and white work this year alone, but my long-held desire to carry only a single camera has made it difficult to create both colour and black and white photographs at the same time.

Being able to shoot my digital Leica M Typ 240 and still achieve the feeling of Kodak Tri-X at same time as producing colour work is something I have been reaching for with a new effort to simulate, exactly, the look of 400TX. It has taken me a few months, but I think it's ready.

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Black & White. Vol 109 by Nick Bedford

This last month or two has been a photographic life changer. I've really started to get my stride and momentum with some new black and white techniques around composition I've been trying ever since visiting Japan and starting to print.

I also met up with Lachlan Dale, a film photographer at Racquet Studio / Film here in Brisbane. He's given me a roll of Ilford HP5+ to shoot then I'll send it back to them to have it processed and scanned. No pressure ;)