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Analog Photography

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    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,…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gregory Crewdson

    Gregory Crewdson – Edward Hopper on Film

    In my mind, Gregory Crewdson is an Edward Hopper painting, made more realistic and  frozen on film. Gregory Crewdson and a NY State of Mind Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962…

  • Ferdinando Scianna

    Ferdinando Scianna – Sicilian Heat

    This is a short bio about a Sicilian photographer,…Ferdinando Scianna. I don’t know that it matters, but I should divulge I’m half Sicilian. The other half is Italian. Now, for those…

  • Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt – High Contrast Distortion

    Bill Brandt was a British photographer born in 1904, and a founding father of photography’s modernist tradition whose half-century-long career defies neat categorization. While assisting ManRay in Paris, he started on…

  • F²/400

    New Lomography Color Negative

    In 2010, Lomography released F²/400 Color Negative film that was left to age in Hungary,…like a fine wine in oak casks. When they reopened it, they knew they’d made the right choice:…

  • Polaroid Big Shot

    Phillip Leeds – Big Shot

    Using the old Polaroid Big Shot camera and calling the book “Big Shots!“,  Phillip Leeds’ new coffee-table book naming convention seemed to make sense. In a weird way. A collection of…

  • Sante D'Orazio

    Sante D’Orazio – Death of Sensuality

    Sante D’Orazio prefers film over digital photography, which he feels takes away from the sensuality of his subjects. Imaging is subjective,….and I agree with him. So if you’re a dedicated digital…

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    Bettina Rheims – Hot Art

    Why people always ask me if Bettina Rheims is German,…I have no clue. Probably her name. She’s French, born and raised. Second, while she’s kind of hot, (see pic), I don’t…

  • Martin Parr photographer

    Martin Parr – Art or Street?

    Martin Parr Mamiya 7? Martin Parr Mamiya 7,….kind of synonymous. Like his full name. The conundrum is in respect to what category he truly falls into. But the much respected Magnum…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Terence Donovan

    Terence Donovan and The Terrible Three

    Terence Donovan was born in 1936, son of an East End truck driver. He left school at the ripe old age of 11! He always said he really wanted to be…

  • Annelie Vandendael

    Annelie Vandendael – No Photoshop, Please

    Annelie Vandendael was born in Belgium in 1987, but grew up in the South of France. After college in France she came back to Belgium to study at the Royal Academy…