• Lomo'Instant Square

    Lomo’Instant Square

    Full disclosure,…I love the bigger square format cameras offered by Impossible. I also prefer the Fujifilm Instax for both color and price. But I’m not in love with their “toy” cameras.…

  • Hans Feurer

    Hans Feurer – Smooth as Butter

    Hans Feurer will readily admit the main reason he became a fashion photographer is “love of women”.  Amazingly, his love of photography and demand keep him working to this day, like…

  • Harri Peccinotti

    Harri Peccinotti – Sensuality

    Harri Peccinotti was born in 1935 in the UK. He is best known for what many label as “erotic” work, and probably the Pirelli Calendars for 1968 and 1969. To many,…

  • Vivian Maier

    Vivian Maier – Self Worth

    I’ve see the story of Vivian Maier a thousand times, and I come to the same conclusion each and every time. She was an extremely talented photographer with very low ‘self…

  • Katherine Gillis

    A Lost Art Goes Live – By Carol Butler

    Katherine Gillis adds an incentive and a certificate program to her course “Become a Fearless Traditional Retoucher & Spotter” which also has new additions, such as a lesson on retouching platinum…

  • Slim Aarons

    Slim Aarons – A Charmed Life

    Slim Aarons described his work from the 1950s thru 1970s as photographing “very attractive people doing very attractive things in very attractive places.” OK. I agree with that. But it was…

  • Minolta X-700

    Minolta X-700 – Almost Pro

    The Minolta X-700 was the last high specification manual focus body manufactured by Minolta. After that, they hopped on the “autofocus bandwagon”. But let me get my anecdotal prejudice out of…

  • Stefano Carnelli

    Stefano Carnelli – Transumanza

    Stefano Carnelli was born in Milan and lived in Lisbon and Barcelona before moving to London and Berlin, which are his bases now. Although his background is in architecture and urban…

  • Toyo 45

    Polly Chandler – Interpreting Waits

    Polly Chandler is an American photographer. A large portion of her work involves the visualization of musician and songwriter Tom Waits works. Only curious because I thought I held the franchise…

  • Pentax 67

    Pentax 67 – FrankenMonster?

    I really don’t know why some people refer to the Pentax 67 as “FrankenMonster”. Yeah, it’s big. But it’s certainly no Fuji 680! Camera and prism weigh around 3.99 lbs. However,…

  • Saul Leiter – Photo Impressionist

    Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923 and was an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s went mostly unrecognized. While his parents encouraged him…

  • Brian Finke

    Brian Finke – Color Irony

    Brian Finke was born in 1976 in Texas. His interest in photography began as a freshman in high school when he took his first photojournalism class. Of special note was his…