Earlier this week, the stop-motion industry lost a great gem as Ray Harryhausen, the legendary stop-motion effects artist behind the visuals of classics such as Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Ray Harryhausen, whose body of work has inspired legendary filmmakers such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, first became interested in the art of stop-motion animation when he was 13 years old and watched the classic King Kong in 1933. He would later on work the 1949 production of Mighty Joe Young, then see his career take off starting from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms ten years later.
The video above is an interview from 1974, while the one below is a compilation of all of Harryhausen’s animated creatures in feature film, which can be found, listed here.
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.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens 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!
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!
Lomography NYC is celebrating Film Photography Day for the third consecutive year. We are inviting all lomographers and analog enthusiasts to mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 11. To commemorate this day, we have organized an exciting line-up of events including live music and drinks!