The small town of Portsmouth is full of old architecture, beautiful gardens, interesting textures, and great places to eat and hang.
There isn’t much going on in New Hampshire. I know it and so does pretty much everybody else that lives in the state. But if there is one place in the whole state that’s bursting with culture and local happenings, it would be Portsmouth nifty downtown. Portsmouth has a wide range of great things to photograph all in short walking distance of each other. From old dilapidated broken down buildings to elegant gardens. From small cozy apartments to the vast open rivers and ocean.
In every little public alleyway there is something to be photographed from crumbling bricks to a box full of week old recyclables everything is worthy to have its picture taken. The city is also full of great places to eat and a few local music stores. There are some great photo labs around the area too that do a great job and most are labs that cross process! Whooooo hoooo!
All around, Portsmouth is a great place to take photos and is just a great place to hang around also. Portsmouth is really the pinnacle of culture around New Hampshire.
Each year The independent Label Market takes place at the Old Spitalfields Market and brings together some of the most interesting independent record labels. It’s the perfect place to meet label owners, talk about music and buy some exclusive and new releases. I took along the Petzval lens and was surprised at the reaction it received!
If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.
Through his five-year-old blog Small Town Noir, Edinburgh, Scotland -based Diarmid Mogg sheds light to the various arrests made in the formerly booming town of New Castle in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago.
This is a tribute to a founding father of photography, the American photographer Paul Strand. In 1955, he released a book about Luzzara, a small town in central Italy, in collaboration with the famous neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. To pay homage to this great artist, this summer I personally went to Luzzara to take a series of photos that shows the changes in this little town 60 years after the work of Strand was published.
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.
This is the story of my first adventure on the beach this year. In the middle of June, I took my first sunbath along the seaside on a small public beach in Varazze - a rather small and unkempt place which I will never return to in the future. Read more to find out why!
It is a small, compact film camera from Germany that brings 55 square images (24x24mm) to 35mm film, since the years of the economic miracle. Thanks to its clockwork design, it shoots as fast as you can press the shutter button. Read on and get to know the Robot Star!