This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "On the Road with The Fray" by community member charliewagers. Charlie had backstage access as the rock band toured the US and he got to chill with them backstage during downtime. Check out his Diana F+ photos here!
“My good friend Dave is the lead guitarist for the band, The Fray. Whenever they tour through my part of the country, I get to spend some time with them, and have gotten to know everyone on their production crew. I got to hang out with them during their pass through Michigan and Ohio and, of course, I couldn’t forget my favorite documentation tool: the *Diana F+*!
We picked this article because it’s not often you get to play table tennis or lakeside golf with a Grammy-nominated rock band—but Charlie Wagers did and he has the dreamy Diana F+ photos to prove it! Concert security can be pretty strict and they generally take an aversion to people taking photos of artists unless they have a tag that says they’re “official.” Lucky Charlie’s good friends with The Fray’s lead guitarist, David Welsh, and he was able to snap some cool behind-the-scenes medium-format photos to share with us!
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Concert photographer Matthias Hombauer tested the LC-A 120 camera on tour with Fink recently. It was an opportunity to document the English singer-songwriter and his band's life on the road and backstage, which Hombauer captured in square saturated LC-A 120 goodness.
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
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As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.
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Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.