I love this still from the movie "Royal Tenenbaums": Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) has a meltdown at a tennis match, takes off both his shoes and one sock and sits down. He loses the match against Ghandi.
So far this series has mostly featured “real” people – but let’s make an exception. First because this scene and the movie are just great, second this photo hangs framed in my apartment (which inspired me to use it here).
Not long after Alex Timmermans purchased his first digital camera at the turn of the century, he quickly realized the trappings of digital photography couldn't fulfill his personal photographic desires. He then began searching for a more challenging process — one that wasn't so predictable. His journey eventually landed him back at the roots of analogue photography, specifically employing the wet plate collodion process using original Petzval lenses. This antique photographic process found in him a renewed inspiration and has since become his passion, which is evident in both his words and his images.
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.