It's literally a "rainy days and Mondays"-type of day here over in Manila, so you could say that adding a dash of the gift that is Karen Carpenter is just the thing to even things out. She sang it best after all.
I think we can all agree that a person cannot qualify having a good taste in music if he/she cannot at least acknowledge the fact that Karen Carpenter possessed one of the most beautiful singing voices in history.
It was like a gentle stream running down the mountain on a spring day: smooth, crystal clear and absolutely enchanting. I was reminded by this universal fact when I stumbled upon this gorgeous stripped down version of We’ve Only Just Begun — nothing but bass, drums and Karen’s spectacular vocals.
For the benefit of those who haven’t heard of her. Karen Carpenter was an American singer and drummer, known best as one-half of the 1970s brother-sister duo, The Carpenters alongside her brother Richard. She tragically passed away on February 4, 1983 at the age of 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia, an eating disorder which she battled for years.
She may have left this world all too soon, but she will forever be immortalized in their songs. I could just listen to her all day.
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
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!
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.
This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.