photography, St. Norbert College

Noah Fidlin

Noah Fidlin
Art 380: Contemporary Photographic Strategies
Digital Prints
3 Total Images

“For this collection, I wanted to give my work a bit of a dated feel, reflecting on the photography of the midcentury, 1970s and 1990s. I was really inspired by the photography that I came across on Pinterest over and over again that was inspired or taken with analog film. While none of my photos, at least in this collection, were taken with film, I tried to reflect this style as best as I could through paying close attention to the coloring, lighting, blur and grain of the photos, also adding a couple scratches here or there.”

4 thoughts on “Noah Fidlin”

  1. I think you were particularly successful with your idea of mimicking midcentury film photography in the first image. The grain and dust added are subtle and believable, the coloring is warm and feels older, and the subject seems staged as a journalist from the seventies. I like the border as well, which implies a Polaroid shot.

  2. You have definitely recreated the film look in these photos. The grain with a hight iso, sometimes the split toning of the film can be a certain color, and there’s also dust and scratched from the film itself. What I found the most interesting what how you lowered the quality of each image to match the quality of film. Usually just applying color changes and grain to a digital image will just make it look fake, but really thinking about quality made these effective.

  3. You’ve done an amazing job replicating all the amazing aspects of film here: the grain, the scratches, the faded hues, etc. Before reading the description, I thought to commend you for embracing those imperfections that we often attempt to edit from film photos. Knowing these details were completely intentional and “handmade,” per se, I love this work even more!

  4. I really love the look of this; I thought you did a great job of mimicking film especially with the color and grainy style. The blanket in the background of the last photo was an excellent idea to use to capture the 70s-90s. Love the photos job well done

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