• Nobuyoshi Araki

    Nobuyoshi Araki – Art or Porn?

    Nobuyoshi Araki is a quite polarizing figure. Not only in photography, but art in general. He’s worked almost exclusively in black and white film. Is he really the pornographic bondage photographer…

  • Olympus MJU

    The Epic Olympus

    The Olympus MJU or  Olympus Stylus Epic in America, was a series of cameras that began their life cycle in 1991. I guess fairly late as far as vintage cameras go. Me,… well,…

  • Douce d'Ivry

    Douce d’Ivry – French Photographer, Oriental View

    Douce d’Ivry is a French photographer based in Hong Kong. Although she does take on commercial assignments, she specializes in street and fashion photography. She finds inspiration from the color classics.…

  • young film photographers

    Jarji Kavelashvili – Georgia On My Mind

    OK. It’s not the US state of Georgia. But the importance of young film photographers like Jarji Kavelashvili and his work is his commitment to film,… and just being 18. He…

  • Contax 45mm f/2

    Contax Zeiss 45mm F/2 – Sharpest Ever?

    The Zeiss Contax 45mm f/2 for the G models has unbelievable sharpness, and even smokes a Leica in micro contrast. (Leica just has a different “drawing”,…so this becomes a matter of…

  • Nikon F4s

    Nikon F4s – The Brick

    Nikon F4 – Nikons’ Best Ever? If you have ever used a Nikon F4 (still my camera of choice), you’ll know it’s still considered one of Nikons’ greatest achievements. And greatest…

  • Peter Lindbergh

    Peter Lindbergh – No Retouching, Please

    Peter Lindbergh was born in 1944 in Poland. Although most of his work spans the film era, even today he’s known for seeing the beauty of some of the world’s most…

  • Mamiya Press Super 23

    Mamiya Press Super 23 – Back To The Future

    The Mamiya Press Super 23 was released in 1967 and, except for the Universal, would be the the last of their “press” cameras. Why it was called a press camera is…

  • Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lenses

    Looking Too Cool for School

    Honestly, I’m never bedazzled by new photo crap. Especially in this digital age of “Presets”,”Actions” and “Filters”, where everyone is trying to sell you garbage you don’t need. But Lomography’s Daguerreotype…

  • Willy Spiller

    Willy Spiller – True Grit

    Willy Spiller was born in 1947 in Zürich, Switzerland. And he has pretty much kept that as his home base. However, between 1977 and 1985 he lived in New York and…

  • Rolleiflex SL 2000 F

    Rolleiflex SL2000F – The Rollei 35mm SLR

    The Rolleiflex 35mm cameras have been pretty normal fare,…until the Rolleiflex SL 2000 F. While production seemed painful after the fanfare at Photokina, it eventually got done. The biggest problem with…

  • Louis Dazy

    Louis Dazy – Double Vision

    Louis Dazy is a photographer known for his neon vision and double exposure 35mm film photographs. Although quite varied, the images always seem to return to the theme of people superimposed…