I LOVE when photographers share their VINTAGE contact sheets: "Hollywood Frame By Frame"
Contact sheets are on their way to becoming a thing of the past. It’s possible they already have been forgotten or never even thought of by new photographers. I love seeing contact sheets as they show you every picture that was taken on a roll. You can see the bad photos next to the good photos next to the great photos.
I spent hours in the darkroom studying my contact sheets and deciding what I will print next. I shared them with friends and teachers to see what they thought, we passed them around on the light table and we ultimately made a decision as to what we would print.
I ordered this book because it is made up entirely of contact sheets from old movie sets. They may not be the most famous images in the world but it gives you a look inside of a world that most people have never seen.
Description from Amazon:There is a voyeuristic thrill in contact sheets, the direct prints used by photographers of the pre-digital age to edit their work. You look directly through the photographer’s eyes as each photo gets closer to that perfect shot. And yet, it’s often the photos not chosen that best capture the true spirit of their subjects and the life they lead after the director yells cut.
This was never truer than in the classic Hollywood era, where behind-the-scenes photos were carefully vetted for marketing purposes and unapproved shots were never expected to be seen again.
Hollywood Frame by Frame presents hundreds of never-before-published photos from the sets of some of the greatest films of the twentieth century. Hollywood’s biggest stars are caught with their guard down behind the scenes of movie classics from Some Like It Hot and Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Taxi Driver and The Silence of the Lambs. A treasure trove for any fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this rare glimpse of the unseen silver screen will intrigue even movie buffs who think they’ve seen everything.