Photographer Isa Leshko had captured these moving photographs of animals who are at the end stage of their lives using film. Her ongoing series taps your thoughts on what it means to be mortal. Pictures after the jump...
Pets will always have a place in our hearts, especially when they’ve been with us for years. Do you still remember your first pet? Through them, we learned how to deal with some of the most important things in life like caring and being responsible, even coping with death or loss of something important. Farm animals on the other hand, are a different story. Some people treat them as loyal friends, some don’t even get to live their natural life span because of abuse. It’s almost lucky to see a farm animal who’s been with their owners for a long time.
Isa Leshko has been traveling to sanctuaries across America to photograph elderly animals. Most of which have served as loyal friends and companions. Her ongoing series explores the concept of mortality and the results are emotive photographs that give us a different perspective towards these domesticated animals.
You can also check this video made by Walleyfilms where Isa speaks more about her project.
You can learn more about the artist and her work at her website.
Trev Eales is a UK based music photographer who has shot for various festivals and other events. On this occasion, he turned his attention away from the stage and photographed the audience. With the Petzval 85 Lens, he managed to capture the essence of a very British summer. Expect fancy outfits, hoola hooping, dancing and lots of beautiful, swirly bokeh from this series of festive portraits.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.