In the age of Photoshop, cell phone snaps, and digital photography, British photographer Jonathan Keys stands out with his passion for the collodion (or wet plate) process, an early photographic process that was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the 1850s. Armed with his 130-year-old wooden Circa camera and a lens from the 1920s, Keys roams the streets of Newcastle, capturing striking images of present-day England in a classical, black-and-white aesthetic. Keys' unique photos juxtapose the past and the present in intriguing ways. At first glance, many of his street shots depicting Edwardian architecture and cobblestone walkways look like they could have been captured over a century ago, but closer examination reveals telltale signs of the present: sleek cars, contemporary graffiti, electric street lamps, modern hairstyles and outfits. The photographer's preferred method of capturing scenes of the digital era in a historical city using an old, analog process raises fascinating…
Adam Magyar talks about using industrial cameras and computers to photograph and process urban images that capture a moment of time and then visually expand it. He calls it the “transformation of reality by the camera.”
In conjunction with the release of John Berger’s collected writings on photography,Understanding a Photograph (Aperture, 2013), Aperture hosted a panel discussion on November 13 on the subject of Berger’s work and influence. Edited and with an introduction by Geoff Dyer,Understanding a Photograph assembles previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions or catalogs, discussing a wide range of artists.
“If there is any method in the way I take pictures, I believe it lies in this. See the subject first. Do not try to force it to be a picture of this, that or the other thing. Stand apart from it. Then something will happen. The subject will reveal itself.” – Bill Brandt
Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest (100 year-old camera negatives discovered in Antartic ice.
In his photographs, Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects—his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation—that reflect his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging.
Giuseppe Peppoloni is a freelance photographer from Spello, Perugia, Italy. Yes, these photos are colored enhanced. Giuseppe’s use of color in these photos really gives them a strong photografic artistic energy. Featured Image: Sunset
Photography's potential to tell a story has always been great. Now this term 'storyteller' is becoming synonymous with many areas: content and brand marketing, advertising and of course filmmaking itself. What it's to you?
There’s been a lot of talk about selfies recently. The Oxford Dictionaries named “selfie” the word of the year for 2013, and “Museum Selfie Day,” last month, encouraged museumgoers to take creative selfies in front of art. But what distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait?
All film starts with one image, one idea. What happens from there results in a number of mediums - photo essay, or in this collection, movies. 'Film' no longer means celluloid .... now a photograph or movie is produced via megabytes and pixels.
This isn't about shaming naturally thin women, it's about (1) calling out an industry that requires women to be unhealthy and then hides the harmful consequences and (2) acknowledging that even people who are a part of that industry don't...
I never get to know the subjects of my candid street images. This year that changed and so the question I discussed with Andy Butler of Mobiography was 'One incredible encounter or story that has been part of your photographic journey this year'.
After looking through literally more than two hundred new photobooks published in 2013, here are the handful that stand out from the crowd for the editorial team at LensCulture. The selection is quirky, subjective, untraditional, and probably not like many other lists of favorite photobooks out there.