It was a sunny day of February, and I was visiting Madrid with two friends. We stopped in this area for lunch : ‘Un bocadillo y un coca por favor’ in the café of the corner and decided to take a seat. It was very strange, there were only old people with dogs, maybe twelve or thirteen dogs running away, barking at me and sniffing at my sandwich!........
It was a sunny day of February, and I was visiting Madrid with two friends. We stopped in this area for lunch : ‘Un bocadillo y un coca por favor’ in the café of the corner and decided to take a seat. It was very strange, there were only old people with dogs, maybe twelve or thirteen dogs running away, barking at me and sniffing at my sandwich! And then suddenly – driiiiiiiiiiiiiing! – young people everywhere! Actually it was the end of the school day and children were running around the place. It was very strange but the place was really nice, with all the graffiti on the wall, and the beautiful church – just great!
The Ting Tings are a musical duo from Manchester who have more pop hits than you can shake a stick at. They are most famous for their 2008 hit "That's Not My Name" which got even the stiffest of people shaking in their seats. The Ting Tings are back with a brand new album called Super Critical. They are big film fanatics (check out their website for proof) so we gave them a Sprocket Rocket Camera and a bunch of film to document their life in sunny IBIZA.
At the beginning of November, I went to Madrid for the first time. I wanted to bring back home unique memories and photographs of what I was going to discover in the Spanish capital, so I brought the Petzval Lens with me to capture this trip within a beautiful swirling bokeh.
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
These glossy pages do not just boast of the world’s finest pictures. They are a blueprint of what it means to have photography in the world. Musée de l'Elysée has unzipped its vast archive to showcase these precious pages to the public.
Kevin Law, a young photographer from Hong Kong specializing in shooting portraits, wedding events, and street snaps, likes to utilize natural lighting and colors to tell the story. Most importantly, he fell in love with the Petzval Art Lens immediately after his first try!