Zoe Fest 2013 Short from Australia

Back in October 2013 I held my annual artist retreat in Coffs Harbor/Sapphire Beach Australia. Here is a little movie short I made while there.

We are currently gearing up for the 2016 fest to be held in Hawaii June5-15. You can read about it here; http://www.zoefest.photo You’ve got two weeks to get on board if you want to go and make art with us.

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Zoe Fest 2013 © 2013 Zoe Wiseman

Zoe Fest 2013 © 2013 Zoe Wiseman

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, Photo Shoots, Travel, Uncategorized, Video by Zoe on May 21st, 2016 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1970 something…

The color really reminds me of the ’70’s. Short shorts, skate boards, vans, chucks, California, India, yoga, nostalgia. Something different for me.

Model: Merrique

© 2016 Zoe Wiseman, Model: Merrique

model: Merrique

Posted in Fine Art Nudes by Zoe on May 4th, 2016 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The lonely piano

You never know what you will run into hiking in the woods. About 2 weeks later we had a little earthquake and it collapsed this piano into dust. Vassanta and I passed it together at just the right time. Perfect kind of magic.

 

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, Photo Shoots by Zoe on September 4th, 2015 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Merrique in the Oaks

It’s been awhile… but here’s some new work with Merrique. There’s never just ONE to pick, so enjoy them all. Why not?

 

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, Photo Shoots, Uncategorized by Zoe on September 4th, 2015 3 Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Some amazing bends!

I’m still shooting often. Just decided to take a break from the computer one day and it turned into a year. How did that happen? I have a backlog of work to catch up on… and probably a lot of models wondering where I disappeared to. I haven’t forgotten!

Here are a couple images I made with Jasmina, an incredibly bendy yoga instructor + awesome model.

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: Jasmina

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: Jasmina

And of course no photo making is ever complete unless Ollie gets in the frame.

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, Photo Shoots by Zoe on November 22nd, 2014 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview with Boston Globe

““I don’t have to use it, but it’s my favorite,” said Wiseman, who has little use for digital photography because “it never gives me that punch my work usually had.””

New55 film made it’s Kickstarter Goal!! And Bob Crowley rocks! Check out the piece in the Boston Globe. And check out the New55Project website. :)

 

And please enjoy a new image:

©2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: St. Merrique

©2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: St. Merrique

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, News by Zoe on May 27th, 2014 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , ,

Oaks

A new image I made with St. Merrique. More soon…

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman - model: St. Merrique

© 2014 Zoe Wiseman – model: St. Merrique

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, Photo Shoots by Zoe on May 20th, 2014 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , ,

New55 Film Kickstarter Project

If you follow my blog and my work you know what a Polaroid lover I am. And you may have seen my previous post about the New55 film being developed to replace Polaroid Type 55 film. This is an extremely important tool for artists and I hope you will join me in pledging at Kickstarter.  There’s 28 days to go and they’ve already raised almost $100,000.00 of their $400,000.00 goal in order to make a viable product.

I was lucky to be able to test the film and be a part of the beginnings. And I really hope it comes to fruition because I NEED IT FOR MY WORK. I pledged $750.00. Please kick them a little starter fuel to bring this film back into the world of creativity.

Attached is an image I made using the New55 film. I want MORE!!!

 

© 2012 Zoe Wiseman - New55 FILM negative second exposure - model: St. Merrique

© 2012 Zoe Wiseman – New55 FILM negative second exposure – model: St. Merrique

From the Kickstarter Page…

MANUFACTURING PLAN

We’ve already contacted several potential suppliers to get quotes on parts and line up specification and delivery steps, but there is more to do.

The 4×5 sheet film component — the negative — could come from any one of five potential suppliers including Kodak, Ilford, Foma, Adox or Shanghai.  We still need to determine through more testing which negative works the best with the receiver sheet and developer that is finally chosen. The plan is to use a cubic grained emulsion, since this is known to have rapid processing capability and fast transfer to the positive.

The receiver sheet — the positive print — requires significant research and development. Most of the New55 FILM examples you have seen used 20×24 Studios’coaterless receiver sheet. We hope to work with 20×24 Studios to create a reliable supply of receiver for this project and the future, if possible, as coaterless sheets are also compatible with the 20×24 camera. But, that type of sheet is very complex and has at least 8 layers to it.  A coater-type receiver sheet, more in keeping with “Old T55″ is also a possibility and may be a necessity if we are not able to make the coaterless type.  Coater type sheets are somewhat less complex to make, but still have 6 layers. The coating is only one of several important requirements for the receiver: It must have just the right stiffness, thickness and be free of curl. It also has to be light proof, and not swell and shrink during processing. Quite a set of requirements for what looks like just a piece of paper.

An “edge taper” is a machine that we will investigate to assemble the top and bottom of the sleeve together into a peelable assembly. It is assumed that some kind of inking or printing needs to go on this piece so that users will know which is the “lens side”. This machine will have to be designed from the ground up, then built on the premises. It is a significant amount of work and expense.

Each envelope also needs a “stop” which is a thick paper bar bonded to the outside. The purpose of the stop is to prevent the user from pulling the sleeve out too far during exposure. A cutting tool and assembly fixture, and adhesive applicator are required. At this moment, we think that a thermal adhesive and thermal press can apply this strip, using a guide tool, and also perform some of the final thermal bonding on the end of the envelope to allow easier peeling. Two machines/fixtures are needed, at least.

The metal clips that slide into the 545 holder are important and have to be made carefully. The old T55 clip was made with soft steel that had been painted. Painting adds a lot of cost to a sheet metal part and we think it will be easier and better to use a stainless steel clip of a lighter and stronger gauge. Either way we will be buying a tool for use in four-slide machines, and have that part supplied to us by one or more vendors. Our hope is that we do this once, and not have to modify the tooling. If we have a problem, we will possibly have to make new tooling and do other things.

Once we have clips, they must be securely attached to the tongue – a part that holds both the negative, and the chemical pod. The tool used for crimping and thermal adhesive steps has to be designed, built, and tested, and then we have to make sure it can be assembled repeatably and reliably.

The “pod” is a critical component. It has to be sealed and yet also has to burst in just the right directions with just the right amount of pressure. As of this writing, 20×24 is offering to produce these for us at a per-unit cost. Not only is the assembly of the pod critical, what goes in it is also crucial, as it contains developer, fixer, solvent, thickener and toners, along with pH boosting ingredients needed for rapid diffusion transfer reversal to take place. 20×24’s formula for their black and white film is the starting point, and may have to be reformulated depending on the final negative stock and the characteristics of the receiver sheet. Production of the chemical pod is a major undertaking and will happen in parallel with development of the other components.

The entire process of development and manufacturing New55 FILM, and shipping the completed boxes of film to Kickstarter contributors is risky, and estimated to take eight months from the initial funding, but it could be delayed for a variety of reasons as there are long wait times for certain processes and materials to be made, cut, formed, coated etc.

MANAGEMENT

Bob Crowley, Founder (CV)

Sam Hiser, project CEO (CV)

 

 

Posted in Fine Art Nudes, News by Zoe on April 8th, 2014 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who made an impact on my photography this year! I love you all! I hope you are all nestled by the chimney with care surrounded by those you love.

Every Christmas I make a donation to the Weingart Center for the Homeless. I hope you’ll join me in helping the homeless of skid row move on to a better life. Having nearly 51,000 homeless people on any given night, Los Angeles is the “Homeless Capital of the Country”. We all need to take a stand against this staggering fact. They provide a way up by helping them find jobs and other programs. It’s not just a bed for a night or food for an afternoon. They actually do something and without prejudice. Help the homeless this season please!

Enjoy a photo I made recently in Australia with Kat Love.

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman - model: Kat Love

© 2013 Zoe Wiseman – model: Kat Love

Posted in Fine Art Nudes by Zoe on December 24th, 2013 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

My work on Your Daily Photograph

your daily photograph

featured on your daily photograph

It’s been so long! How are you? I’ve been in Australia at my yearly artist retreat. While I was away I got word that my work had been featured by the Duncan Miller Gallery in their newly formed website set to promote the work of contemporary, vintage and other well known images made by photographers. I was pleased to see the photo I made with Jazmine Dominique hanging out with Muhammad Ali. I think she looks just as strong. Kind of interesting seeing those images next to each other. Feminine and Masculine power. Nicely chosen, curators… nicely chosen. Their new site is called Your Daily Photograph and the images they’re sending out are superb. Masters and contemporary, emerging and vintage. You can subscribe to their site and get images delivered to your inbox daily.

Do so before my next image gets sent out! Which will be soon they tell me. I’ll post again when it’s up so you can see. Please click the image to be taken to the feature on their website where you can see the other images chosen.

Until then…

 

 

 

 

Posted in featured, News, Press, Published Work by Zoe on December 14th, 2013 No Comments » Tags: , , , , , , , , ,