The Leica Summicron 35mm ASPH. is a legendary street photography lens but it’s nearly four times the price of similar lenses from Voigtlander or Zeiss. Why would anyone pay that much for a Cron? Hit the jump for my unboxing and first impressions video!
San Francisco based photographer Joe Aguirre is known for his passionate images that span the gap between street and documentary photography. This beautifully shot video follows Joe to Denmark where he was shooting for his upcoming book, Ether. He talks about photography and how he creates meaning by finding the connection between himself and his subjects. Hit the jump to watch the video!
In Public’s Blake Andrews is an outspoken street photographer and blogger based in Eugene Oregon. He shoots mostly black and white film and while his work fits within a broad definition of street photography, he sees himself as a photographer first. Looking for images wherever they can be found. I sat down with Blake to talk about the process of finding images and making photographs. Hit the jump to read the interview!
It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally made the switch back to film photography. Digital is very promising with a bright future but in the end I was won over by the little light-tight cartidges packed with 64.5 inches of silver halides waiting to be kissed by the light. Hit the jump to read the top 10 reasons I made the switch!
It looked like the end for Kodak when they filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2012. But a small group of employees refused to give up the fight and are using Kodak’s many patents and innovative research to create new technology and compete in new markets. It’s a bittersweet nod to end of an era as restructured Kodak struggles to stay alive. Hit the jump to watch the video.
Tractor Boys by Martin Bogren is a beautiful little book that documents a group of teenage boys in Sweden who spend their spare time racing old cars that have been converted for use on farms. The grainy black and white photos have a soft, almost dream-like focus that makes the book more about a time, a place or a particular mood than it does about a specific set of actions. Hit the jump for the full review.