"Like the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama (b. 1938), I believe that black and white photography is...erotic..."
As a photographer I have always dreamt about the opportunity to take photographs of moms and their kids. I didn't even expect that my dream will ever come true in such a beautiful way. Finally, when Mother's day was coming, there came the possibility to capture moms with their unique kids - children with special needs.
When our daughter Emilia was born, we staged this photoshoot that made it look like our little baby could fly. The pictures went viral. That was 2 years ago.
When photographers think about backdrops, many of us tend to try to be savvy--but the more discerning amongst us tend to reach for Oliphant backdrops. In fact, according to a recent blog post on the Retouchist, they can command a pretty penny.
Every photographer has fond memories of disposable cameras. Whether it was some weird project you had to do in first year art school, the “I only shoot film” phase that most of us go through, or childhood memories, we’ve all got a soft spot for those crappy plastic junk boxes that only work 50% of the time.
My name is Debmalya Sinha and I’m a personal documentary photographer. As Martin Parr once said, “Unless there’s some vulnerability there, I don’t think you’re going to get good photographs”; I started looking for my vulnerabilities inside my otherwise easy and mostly satisfying life and quickly found out one can find pain even in the intense orgasms inside the most loving embraces of life if one is looking for it.
My photography is all about reimagining the mundane - the bit of England I live in is reaaalllly dull so taking decent photos can be quite a challenge at times. I love to notice the things that other people might miss and I’m always looking to get the shot that makes people look twice or wonder how/where I’ve taken it.
I started photographing my kids in late 2015. We have a 10-acre farm with lots of farm animals, so they make their appearance often in the photos with the kids. Sometimes other critters make their way into the photos too, not just farm animals.
Photographer Jens Krauer is a documentary and street photographer based in Zurich. "Speaking three languages makes it easy for me to move between countries, and I travel as much as possible. " he tells us.
Irving Penn paved the way for modern photography by seamlessly crossing borders between high fashion and fine art. During the course of his career, Penn produced images that would grace the covers of Vogue while simultaneously appearing on the walls of galleries.
In many ways, Photographer Joel Tjintjelaar is "photographer's photographer. " He shoots beautiful long exposure black and white images, street photography, landscapes, still lifes, etc. He's creative while also blending in elements of capturing a scene though while still putting his own signature perspective on it.
Today, Phase One is introducing their latest step forward into the world of black and white: the Phase one IQ3 100MP Achromatic medium format back. This back attaches to Phase One's cameras and integrates into the rest of their system.
"My camera, that I call the 'Panomicron' is a 35mm panoramic camera that shoots 93x24 negatives. " says photographer Oscar Oweson in an interview with us. "It can use any Mamiya Press lens but does not have any rangefinder, zone focus only (so the 100mm f2.
I (Victoria Morphine) fighting with demons with my lenses and creativity. I'm 24 years old woman, self-taught artist. I started my more professional journey with art almost 10 years ago, art was my way to help myself with stress and frustration.
Photographer Kaamna Patel is based in Mumbai--where she returned after working for five years in Paris. "I am interested in themes of identity & globalisation, putting the world and myself under scrutiny, an objectivity facilitated by a lifestyle of constant travel.
In continuing my running through of various entries into The Phoblographer's analog zine, I've found a lot of amazing photographers who have pretty awesome work, but not quite zine quality. One of those photographers is Matt MacCourt--who has loved shooting portraits with color film for a while now.
If you've ever been curious about what hashtags are best for you as a photographer, then you're in luck because there's a brand new guide out about them. PhotoShelter teamed up with Feature Shoot recently to do a special guide to hashtags for photographers and breaks it down into a variety of different genres overall.
The folks over at Dyson media teamed up with photographer Alastair Bird to see what would happen when you shoot with expired film. As analog film photography is currently seeing a resurgence, it’s a question many people have on their mind.
Hong Kong Shing Mun Reservoir with IR filter.
My name is Marija Smanja and I'm a photographer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. When I started with photography, I used to shoot what I see in front of me, but after gaining some experience in portraiture, documentary, and some other fields in photography, I realized that I want to capture something that's not just aesthetically appealing but engage the viewers more and evokes their personal emotional response.
Jayanta Roy's Himalayan Odyssey photo series surely reminds us that you don't need the Golden Hour to create fantastic landscape photos. According to Jayanta, he developed the series over a year of travelling.
Black and white film photographers know very well that they can often push a lot of their film quite a bit; but probably not many photographers have tried pushing Ilford HP5 to ISO 51,200 like Kelly-Shane Fuller before.
Grief, anger, acceptance, art: my journey as an autism parent has been and continues to be full of winding turns and hills and valleys. I love my son unconditionally, as the beautiful, hilarious, challenging, and charming person he is.
When Chaplin meets Darth Vader and Natalie Portman in Black Swan rubs shoulders with the Mad Hatter! All of them being characters who knew how to leave their mark on the seventh art (cinema) by their visual prowess.
"Truth to be told, I have never really gotten serious about photography. " says Phoenie Chen in an email interview with the Phoblographer. "I take pictures mostly when I travel, once or twice a year.
There’s something very exciting in the mix for film photographers today: a brand new Kickstarter called Lab Box wants to allow photographers to develop their film in daylight, at home, on the road, or pretty much anywhere.
Most photographers don't realize the power of Cropping an image and instead just move on past it in their catalog. Go back and give it a try!
Next month at our premium publication, La Noir Image, we're featuring the work of analog based photographers that shoot in black and white. Artist features on the website are free to the public with our more premium tutorials being available once you subscribe to the site for as little as $15/month.
This is my project trying to represent the feeling that I had for more than ten years. Anxiety consumes you over the years and you do not even notice it. But when you finally realize what is happening, you are almost at the bottom of the well.
Images by Daniel Stein. Used with permission. Photographers have very mixed opinions on Impossible Project’s film, but there’s no denying that Daniel Stein nailed this photo of the Milky Way.
Photography is evolving: it seems like everyone is really into 360 video, VR, etc as it continues to evolve. But traditional camera companies are continuing to innovate and other companies have been becoming better and better at what they do.
With everyone seemingly trying to get into the world of 360 photography and video, there is no doubt a whole lot of disruption in the photography world right now. But if there is anything out there that really seems incredibly cool, then it's probably the PanoCapture Loop used to create what's being called a PanoMoment.
For many of you enamored by the arguments of Fujifilm or Sony, megapixels, dynamic range, and more, you probably didn't care about a very big announcement from Fujifilm years ago. Today (November 14th) is the three year anniversary since the film was discontinued.
Family heirlooms, old photographs of places where frequented our ancestors and they themselves grasp in the frames. Each of us in our private archives hold such treasures. Grandmother at a wedding or a casual stroll of grandfather decades old always makes us warm at heart.
One of the debates that so many photographers have with themselves when trying to evolve is whether or not they should work with constant lighting or flash. They're both used by professional photographers often, and they're both capable of delivering beautiful images.
The NYC Dance Project is an initiative designed to showcase the magical world of dance and dancers. It was founded by fashion/beauty photographer Ken Browar and dancer/photographer Deborah Ory and the beautiful pictures you can see here are taken from a book called The Art of Movement that's soon to be released.