Wonderful Detroit by Bill Rauhauser

We all know that Detroit is decades away from its gleaming glorious past. As the great city continues its sad fall from grace, we love to look back at photographs like these shot by local Detroit photographer Bill Rauhauser, now 95 years old, who started shooting with the plastic 35mm camera he bought for 39 cents when in high school.

Rauhauser says, "Photography was something that was in my blood. I was able to use the extra time and inspiration to walk the streets of Detroit at the time and build up a large body of work while it was still a really beautiful city".

"Summer in the City" Instagram Contest

As the city heats up, we want to see your “Summer in the City” images for a chance at winning four 8”x10” C prints from your friends here at Dickerman Prints. Tag your Instagram photos #dickermanprints or @dickermanprints for a chance at winning. We’ll post the submissions on our website and let viewers vote on their favorite images that best represent “Summer in the City”!

Any city is fine. Doesn’t need to be shot in San Francisco. Your favorite metropolitan city works for us.

Ideas that come to mind? How about someone wearing their winter coat down at Ocean Beach? Maybe submit that shot of your friends hanging out on that rare warm evening? Maybe you did get to the beach when the sun was high and bright in the sky and your friends jumped in the ocean. Or that one classic BBQ image of your buddy Steve drinking a beer. Or maybe a sticky Tenderloin pigeon in the gutter? Whatever works for you, works for us. Post it and tag it today! www.dickermanprints.com

Barbara Hazen's Series "Perfectly Imperfect" Wins 2nd Place

We would like to congratulate Mill Valley based photographer and Dickerman Prints client Barbara Hazen on her second place Galleriest’s Choice award at The Center in Santa Fe, NM for their “Choice Awards” which recognizes outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter.

Barbara’s beautiful black and white images in the series “Perfectly Imperfect” illustrate her perspective on feminine beauty. When her daughter asked her if she thought she was pretty it inspired Barbara to reflect on what beauty meant to her. Barbara writes, “In short, my answer was that I felt that I was ‘perfectly imperfect’, because beauty comes from within. I feel that beauty is far more complicated than our physical selves, but rather includes our mental, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social selves as well. This is what I wanted to capture in photographs of women–their inner beauty emerging out of their physical body.”

7/11 - "Be/Longing": Summer Photography Show (San Francisco)

If you're in San Francisco, be sure to get to this wonderful three person photo show opening on Friday evening, July 11th.

 Darija Jelincic 32 Darija Jelincic 32" x 40"

Fouladi Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by three women photographers. The works in the show vary in content, but all investigate the human issues of isolation, containment and longing. Inherent in our existence is the need to balance the conundrum between being an individual, physically separate, yet also requiring a vital connection to others to thrive.

 Anne Veraldi 24' x 22 Anne Veraldi 24' x 22"

"Be/Longing": Summer Photography Show
Featuring new work by Nina Dietzel, Darija Jelincic and Anne Veraldi
Opening reception: Friday, July 11th, 6 to 8pm

Nina Dietzel's "Paris Series" diptychs juxtapose images which cleverly reveal the universal tension between masculine and feminine archetypes.

Darija Jelincic's works on view are from her "Escapes" series, beautifully capturing vignettes of human culture clustered together against the great expanse of the sea and the sky.

Anne Veraldi's photographs are a selection from her "Outside-In Series", which depict both found and remnant artifacts encapsulated within the iconic mason jar, as a way of preserving wistful memories from the past.


Fouladi Projects
1803 Market Street
San Francisco Ca 94103
415 621 2535

The World’s First Digital Camera by Kodak and Steve Sasson

Ever wonder when and where the first digital camera came from? Well, in 1975 an engineer at Eastman Kodak named Steve Sasson produced the very fist digital camera pictured here. How did it work? Sasson writes:

"It had a lens that we took from a used parts bin from the Super 8 movie camera production line downstairs from our little lab on the second floor in Bldg 4. On the side of our portable contraption, we shoehorned in a portable digital cassette instrumentation recorder. Add to that 16 nickel cadmium batteries, a highly temperamental new type of CCD imaging area array, an a/d converter implementation stolen from a digital voltmeter application, several dozen digital and analog circuits all wired together on approximately half a dozen circuit boards, and you have our interpretation of what a portable all electronic still camera might look like."

The 8 pound camera recorded 0.01 megapixel black and white photos to a cassette tape. The first photograph took 23 seconds to create.

To play back images, data was read from the tape and then displayed on a television set: