Documentary — Henri Cartier-Bresson et le Nord

Documentary — Henri Cartier-Bresson et le Nord

This is not only for our French friends. Yes, this documentary on Henri Cartier-Bresson is in French. It’s as visually remarkable as surprising in many aspects. The documentary dates back to 1976, four years after HCB gave up photography. But he was willing to once again pick up his Leica (actually two Leicas each with […]

Bryan Adams — Rock Singer, Actor, Photographer — Exposed

Bryan Adams — Rock Singer, Actor, Photographer — Exposed

Rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, actor and producer Bryan Adams might be better known for aforementioned. But he’s also a photographer, and an accomplished one for that. Magazines such as Esquire and Interview published his work and he has done numerous shows at top venues such as the Saatchi Gallery in London. But there is […]

Why More Photographers Leica It and a Little Bit of Leica History

Why More Photographers Leica It and a Little Bit of Leica History

Leica again. Somehow I missed this story by Deutsche Welle published last October. The German newswire spoke to Leica Camera CEO Alfred Schopf about the company’s comeback. You learn about some of its unbelievable management mistakes in the 70s, its first digital camera and the move back to Wetzler. An interesting short read on the […]

Steve McCurry and the Making of the Pirelli Calendar 2013

Steve McCurry and the Making of the Pirelli Calendar 2013

The man needs no introduction. Says the Magnum photographer about himself, “Most of my photography career has been spent in the documentary genre, working for magazines photographing areas of conflict. In my photography most of the time I am just simply walking around with the camera, shooting life as it unfolds.” What does this Steve […]

On the Demise of Landscape and the Rise of Fine Art Photography

On the Demise of Landscape and the Rise of Fine Art Photography

Digital photography gives birth to all sorts of new photography styles. Everyone’s a photographer these days as a multitude of devices and applications leads to an ever growing pool of photographic output. Is there anything left on earth that’s not yet photographed in a myriad of ways? But a photo is not just a photo […]

An Afternoon in Yangon — Faces of Myanmar

An Afternoon in Yangon — Faces of Myanmar

Took a stroll through Myanmar’s former capital Yangon. All shot with a cheap point-and-shoot, my preferred travel cam for on-the-go, the Fujifilm F series F750EXR. It’s a simple camera that doesn’t scare away people when pointing the lens at them. No post-processing, only slight contrast and vibrance adjustments where necessary. Not sure which shadow I […]

Kenro Izu’s Still Life Photography: Humanitarian Platinum Records

Kenro Izu’s Still Life Photography: Humanitarian Platinum Records

You might never have heard of Kenro Izu. Well that’s a shame because the Japanese-born naturalized American citizen who has lived in New York City for the past 40 years is known worldwide as one of the most celebrated photographers specializing in still life, a classical yet rarely-practized photography genre nowadays. Izu takes the genre […]

Gandhi and HCB

Gandhi and HCB

Mahathma Gandhi, world’s most familiar symbol of peace and founding father of India, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of street photography and the modern photo reportage, they both shared a tragic moment in history: Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the last persons to meet Gandhi while he was alive. It was a very special meeting. Cartier-Bresson […]

Fashion Role Models Eye Candy

Fashion Role Models Eye Candy

Careful, this is partially NSFW. 94 epic pages dedicated to top models with 16 (!) cover girls: British fashion magazine i-D asks who are the fashion world’s leading role models. And the magazine’s fall 2012 issue is cult already with photography of the finest and 16 (!) different covers. That’s right, for each cover girl […]

Fashion Shoot Gone Ordinary in a Bangkok That Is Anything But

Fashion Shoot Gone Ordinary in a Bangkok That Is Anything But

It’s a fashion shooting of the other kind, produced in a metropolis that’s known for being anything but ordinary. Welcome to Bangkok, seen through the lens of Thai photographer Bigs Vatcharasith whose recent shooting for local 2magazine does away with several prerequisites considered essential, such as: you don’t need an extravagant studio setup to shoot […]

Larger-Than-Life Photographer René Burri on Curiosity and Luck

Larger-Than-Life Photographer René Burri on Curiosity and Luck

He’s larger than life, Magnum photographer René Burri, mainly remembered for his one portrait of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. Below’s an interesting video by The Economist discussing Burri’s career and some of his most iconic work. An acclaimed photographer is not determined by his gear, that’s Burri’s bottom line. You can’t do without the main […]

Pregnant Man — Steven Klein Shoots Fashion Photography’s First

Pregnant Man — Steven Klein Shoots Fashion Photography’s First

Steven Klein doesn’t believe in immaculate conception. For the New York star photographer neither pregnancy nor birth have anything to do with the religious superelevation a Raffael, Botticelli or Rubens were painting about. He associates pregnancy, the very essence of humanity’s most intimate condition, with dildos, leather and lace to stage a shooting the world […]

Dunno Feast? The Yearning for Original Photography

Dunno Feast? The Yearning for Original Photography

It’s a tough world out there. Especially in the world of stock photography. That calls for innovation. Feast is such a child of competition and trade rivalry. An ingenious child, created by stock photography market leader iStockphoto. But what the heck is Feast? That’s not so easy. It’s photography, basically, but a challenge to one’s […]

Kuvva — Surprise Your Desktop With Daily Doses of Visual Awesomeness

Kuvva — Surprise Your Desktop With Daily Doses of Visual Awesomeness

I’m not saying your own photos aren’t your desktop’s nicest wallpaperas. But what if you want to enjoy a daily surprise of artistic and photographic visual awesomeness instead. That’s exactly what Kuvva is all about. It’s a source for beautiful wallpapers. Specially curated for your desktop from some of the world’s leading photographers, designers and […]

“No More Angels” — Frank Rothe on the Dead American Dream

“No More Angels” — Frank Rothe on the Dead American Dream

Acclaimed German photographer Frank Rothe has worked for Amica Italy, Stern, Die Zeit, Marie Claire U.S., Esquire, Playboy and many others. Rothe’s new portfolio work “No More Angels” has been shot over a year in Los Angeles — see the video version below, best in full screen version. No More Angels visualizes the demise of […]

Colossal Analog Camera: Size Does Matter, After All

Colossal Analog Camera: Size Does Matter, After All

It will be like the circus coming to town. The negatives are so large they have to take them to a window for inspection: Meet Dennis Manarchy, a digital photography anarchist as his name seems to suggest. Ever smaller cameras are all the rage, the classic DSLR with mirror and prism looks like a dinosaur […]