"Pilgrimage" is a short film by phographer Sam Cornwell documenting his journey to Lacock Abbey in Witshire to re-trace the footsteps of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the pioneers of photography.
If you can recall, Talbot invented the calotype process, one of the foundations of the modern photographic process. His photo of the lattice windows in his home, taken in 1835, is known to be the oldest surviving photographic negative.
In Pilgrimage, Cornwell travels to Talbot’s home in Lacock Abbey, bringing along his mobile darkroom, and with the aim of recreating Talbot’s historic photograph via the wetplate process.
“During my first visit, I recall first seeing the lattice windows and being overwhelmed by the strong sunlight pouring through on to my skin. […] I spoke to a steward on staff at the time of my excitement and he told me that the majority of tourists would walk past the windows not realising their importance, whereas every now and again a photographer would be seen paying homage to them. He referred to the windows as “A Photographer’s Mecca” and indeed it was.” – Sam Cornwell
This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!
The Science Museum in London is set to play host to a showcase of some of the earliest known images taken by photography pioneers, selected from the collection of the world's oldest surviving photographic society.
Edward Weston is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. From his lifetime up until today, several decades after his death, Weston and his body of work hold an important place in the history of photography.
Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.
William Helburn was one of the greatest ad photographers never quite known. His name remained anonymous behind famous ads for Coca-Cola, Buick, Revlon and Max Factor. He brought out the plush side of Kodachrome and surprised the American public with sexy humor. The credit is long overdue, but a recent book pays tribute to Helburn's vibrant career.
Great lyric, though layered with fictions, is a piece of personal history. And so is the video. Inspired by their collaborator’s words and music, directors still turn to film for a touch of authenticity and soul.
He expresses his photographic thoughts with brief words and manifests his photographic mind with simple images. For Sean Marc Lee, photography is a part life,and it happens naturally, like sleeping or breathing. This brings us to the question: how would he practice photography with the new Petzval Lens? Let's accompany him on his Petzval journey.
Each person sees the world differently. How we see things are affected by our feelings, characteristics, and background. Jorgen Axelvall, a Swedish visual artist and photographer who is currently based in Tokyo, captures through photographs what his creative vision sees. He recreated his world, even with card-sized instant photos. Catch a glimpse of his moody yet tasteful pieces.
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!
We've got another great opportunity for you to load up on all your favorite films! Today's Advent deal is 10% off of all our films! Keep your holidays classy with one of our awesome black and white films or get creative with one of our Redscale films. Whatever you choose will be a great way to document all the upcoming fesitivities!
Having first discovered light painting by chance, Jason D. Page is now recognized as a leader in the field. He has pioneered multiple light paintings techniques and his work has been featured in many exhibitions and galleries worldwide. He's a passionate, creative artist and the founder of both Light Painting Brushes and LightPaintingPhotography.com — a website dedicated to everything surrounding light painting!
This article is dedicated to a very unconventional photographer, the Los Angeles-born conceptual artist Christoper Williams. With his two recent books, "The Production Line of Happiness" and "Printed in Germany," he invites us to reflect about how contemporary aesthetic conventions are able to influence our understanding of reality.