• Voigtländer Bessa R3

    Voigtländer Bessa – Japanese Leica?

    Some say the Voigtländer Bessa R3,…both A and M, are a poor man’s Leica. Well, not exactly. A Leica is a Leica, and in a class of its own. And since…

  • The Mamiya 330 – A TLR Legend

    The Rolleiflex 2.8f vs Mamiya C330F? Most would give the TLR “legend” status to the Rolleiflex 2.8. And I primarily agree. But comparing the images, the build, the price point and…

  • Paolo Roversi

    Paolo Roversi – The Legend

    Paolo Roversi – Portraiture     I put Paolo Roversi in the Art Photographers category for a reason. I’ve never heard him refer to himself as a “Fashion Photographer”, despite that…

  • The Film Revolution

    Shhh. There’s a film revolution going on, and surprisingly, only the most avant-garde are the proponents. Like Purple Magazine’s editor-in-chief Olivier Zahm. A perceived psychopath anyway. In the most genius sense.…

  • Lukasz Wierzbowski – 20 Something Analog

    Lukasz Wierzbowski was born in Poland in 1983. He pretty much has dedicated himself to film photography since about 2010. So, in essence, he became a 20 something analog photographer early…

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol – Analog Selfie

    “A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.”  and ” In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”.…

  • Jerry Uelsmann – Darkroom Magic

    I guess you can say that Jerry Uelsmann is the reason Thomas Knoll invented Photoshop. Well, probably not,…but it’s a cool urban legend to tell at parties. Especially, if you live…

  • Ruth Bernhard

    Female Pioneers of Photography

    The Female Pioneers of Photography. I guess unseen can be applied here, but it seems Sothebys’ and others are finally giving these pioneers of photography their due. There were always the…

  • Juergen Teller – 2016 Film Photographer?

    Juergen Teller  – A Great Inspiration for ‘Simplicity’ Juergen Teller studied at a photographic school in Munich, Germany. Upon graduation, since working on his English, he decided to move to London…

  • Ryan McGinley

    Ryan McGinley – Snapshot Art?

    Ryan McGinley – Strange Journey Ryan McGinley was born in 1977. He;s an American photographer living in New York City. McGinley began making photographs in 1998. In 2003, at the age…

  • Leica Vs Contax

    Leica Vs Contax – Rangefinder Wars

    Leica Vs Contax Leica vs Contax? First off, let me confess that I do have a Contax G camera,….however, I have owned both the cameras, and I’ve never been a fetish…

  • Linhof 4x5 camera

    Andreas Gursky – Big Art, Big Money

    Andreas Gursky was born in 1955 and is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. He is known for his large format architecture and landscape color photographs, often…

  • Nikon SB-80DX review

    Nikon SB-80DX Speedlight….THIS IS NOT A REVIEW!!

    Nikon SB-80DX,….Somewhat forward and backward compatible If you want a techie review for the Nikon SB-80DX, go over to the Nikon Malaysian site. (mir) This is just a simple opinion about why…

  • Sinar 4x5

    Sarah Moon and the Old School

    One thing that has always amazed me about Sarah Moon is the fact of how few ‘regular’ photographers are even aware of this Parisian Large Format giant. One of the first…

  • LomoChrome Purple Film

    Lomo Goes Purple

    OK,…kind of a weird named film. Nevertheless, LomoChrome Purple Negative Film is a new addition for our analog shooter friends. Although it won’t be available until early 2019, it will be…

  • Polaroid Cameras

    Harley Weir – Film Emotion

    Harley Weir is a young photographer doing some phenomenal work. What makes her extra special is being that young and ONLY working with film. She even has a darkroom in her…

  • Leica M5

    William Eggleston – Godfather of Color

    I’ve spent a good portion of my life in New York City and it’s considered the center of the art world. But I would be the first to ashamedly admit I…

  • Nikon cameras

    Ellen von Unwerth and B+W Film

    Nikon cameras and Ellen von Unwerth are kind of synonymous. She was discovered as a model in Munich. She was already working in the circus at the time. While she does…

  • Shooting with Nikon F5

    Colorless

    Shooting black and white images. Only! Black and White has been around forever. In fact, before William Eggleston came along, black and white was actually a false criteria instituted by the…

  • What camera did Peter Beard use?

    Peter Beard – Unbelievable

    Peter Beard was born in 1938 in New York, to a family that had  made their fortune in railroads. So, it was expected he would be ivy league. In 1957 he…

  • Katherine Gillis – Retouching: The Lost Art

    Retouching negatives and prints was a norm as late as the nineties. There were no serious artists or photographers that did not get their negatives and prints spotted. Not Helmut Newton,…

  • Leica M10-P

    Leica M10-P – The Ultimate?

    This little Leica M10-P review is just a cursory look, and certainly not in-depth. Everyone knows the Leica M is a discrete camera, one that is never meant to draw attention.…

  • Viktor Vauthier

    Viktor Vauthier – French Kiss

    Viktor Vauthier was born in the south of France from a Spanish mother and a French father. Mostly working with a Contax G2 or Yashica T4, his work avoids the tedious.…

  • Lomography Sprocket Rocket

    Time for a New Sprocket Rocket?

    Seven years after its original launch, Lomography has released a brand new edition of the magical Sprocket Rocket! The Sprocket Rocket SUPER POP! It’s “teal” 2.0 is, with its popping teal…

  • Mamiya RZ67

    Vincent Peters – Film Noir

    Vincent Peters was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1969. Using a continuous light source, his images bring back the golden years of old Hollywood glamour and the cinema. So, referring to his…

  • 15 best film cameras

    15 Best Film Cameras

    I’ve already been told by two other photographers that my 15 Best Film Cameras list is weird and stupid, and that all the other “best” lists have only the Olympus, and…

  • Canon DSLR

    Tony Kelly – Over the Top?

    When people don’t know about Tony Kelly and his work it always surprises me. Especially photographers. His bright, highly lit and saturated style is highly sought after by glossies and advertisers.…

  • Die Antwoord

    Roger Ballen – South African Cool

    Cover: Die Antwoord by Roger Ballen I suppose most people think what makes Roger Ballen “cool” is his close association with the South African  music group ‘Die Antwoord’ and the video…

  • Cindy Sherman

    The Private World of Cindy Sherman

    Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She’s an American photographer known for her “play acting” that was artistic commentary of social issues and feminine stereotypes. And…

  • Hubert Crabières

    Hubert Crabières – The French Way

    Hubert Crabières was born in 1989 in France. Now Paris-based, he continues to see his artistic vision through film. Another young proponent of “truth in film”. He studied both art and…

  • Leica M

    Denis Grau and his Leica M

    Denis Grau was born in 1987 in Kempten, Germany. Employing his Leica M and a 35mm lens, the mundane takes on a new reality. He’s an art director, copywriter and documentary photographer.…

  • Irving Penn – Portrait Icon

      You would have to put Irving Penn at the America icon level, despite his seeming to fall out of favor amongst the young digital crowd. I blame this mostly on…

  • praktica

    Gerard Petrus Fieret – My Insatiable Praktica

    He was obsessed and some say he was “crazy”. But Gerard Petrus Fieret and his reflex Praktica camera created some of the most original art photography of the 20th century. Having…

  • Jonathan Leder

    Jonathan Leder – Low Tech Hero

    Jonathan Leder is an enigma. He is kind of the king of low tech, without really trying. Or at least, I don’t think that was his intention. He dabbled in photography…

  • Guy Bourdin

    Guy Bourdin – Modern Color

    Guy Bourdin was a French artist and fashion photographer known for his provocative images. From 1955, Bourdin worked mostly with Vogue as well as other publications including Harper’s Bazaar. But, while…

  • Nikon D810

    Frederike Helwig – Simplicity Revisited

    Frederike Helwig is a photographer  who exemplifies a seamless style,  even after going from film to digital, first medium format digital then Nikon DSLR.  She now mostly uses a Nikon D810…

  • Noah Jashinski

    Noah Jashinski – The New Analog

    Real film. No Photoshop.  No post. This is the Noah Jashinski mantra. Graduating from NYU in 2006, he is exploring the real deal. A road less traveled in a digitized society.…

  • Michael Putland

    Michael Putland – Pleased to Meet You

    Born in 1947, Michael Putland grew up in Harrow where he took his first pictures at the age of nine before leaving school at sixteen to work as an assistant to…

  • Chuck Close

    Chuck Close and the Daguerreotype

    Chuck Close  is really a consummate artist. No, I mean an artists’ artist. Like painting larger than life, realistic portraits. I’m talking about a recognized, MoMA artist. So, why mess with…