Closer to Birmingham city center, the Hagley Road’s hotel-based architectural landscape gives way to some more serious buildings – dirty great concrete office blocks of up to 15 storeys high. That may not sound like much to our American friends, but you know, we do what we can.
By and large these office blocks are short on charm (and short on tenants mostly) but they have a certain brutal geometric quality which combined with the exaggerated colours of cross processing can lead to some striking imagery. A favorite of mine is ‘Tricorn House’ which doesn’t look like much from a distance, but get up close and its curved shape takes on a futuristic look (which is probably what the architect originally intended).
Why not ‘look up’ around your town and see what your skyline has to offer?
Steffen Böttcher's blog is already home to some very beautiful portraits taken with the New Petzval Lens. But the Petzval does so much more than just taking beautiful portraits; Böttcher recently took the lens with him on a mobile home adventure across the South of France. Find out more about the German photographer and his road trip in this exclusive interview.
To celebrate the classic Petzval Lens born in Vienna, we grabbed a New Petzval, left the office in the dust and went out into the beautiful golden day for a shoot among the historic hot-spots in the original city of music. Read on to see more of our imperial-themed photo shoot!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-06-19 in #gear#news
Cuban culture inspired the new edition of Lomo’Instant. Like Havana’s color blocks, the new camera has an aquamarine shell. It also comes with Fisheye, Portrait and Close-Up lenses—all to celebrate the spectrum of delights in this summer locale.
Soon, a school more than a century old in Switzerland will be closing its doors and transformed to house offices. Taking on the important task of documenting its hallowed halls is srcardoso, who made use of film as a way of honoring it.
After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.