Experience and roots provide a varied interpretation of the world for everyone. For photographer Clarissa Bonet, it is the sunny landscapes of Florida and the slicked out city scene of Chicago that made all the difference.
Hailing from a place quite different from her workplace now, Florida native *Clarissa Bonet* was more than surprised with her experience of living in a busy city. The fine lines of the architecture, the skyline filled with towering buildings and the shadows of the train system all seemed different to her. This is where Bonet drew the inspiration for her series City Space. She used medium format film to capture the essence of the Chicago urban scene where she is currently based.
Bonet wanted to feature the side of the city and its usual happenings and transform them into a psychological journey of someone who’s just beginning to familiarize himself with the whole blur of moving into the urban environment. She said that the series was not a mere recreation of daily events but a personal interpretation of the urban landscape which she herself had witnessed.
Evident in the series are the deep shadows and the stark presentation of light that usually cuts pictures into segments for a framing effect. The daily life in the urban city is also captured and given new light from a different perspective – playing with color, depth and space as instruments. The juxtaposition of people and their environment was intensified by the cutting line made by shadows and peering light.
Every little detail comes into play in Bonet’s photographs. Patterns are evident, colors are muted and kept to a minimum and the shadows are placed in the right places to evoke a certain mood and feel to the whole series.
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
Self-taught photographer Zoë Noble who also runs überlin, a platform for Berlin’s creative professionals,grabbed the opportunity to test the New Petzval Lens last month. The city was full of colorful and shiny Christmas lights, and Zoë couldn't resist the urge to capture the visual spectacle with the Petzval Lens. She speaks of her experience in this exclusive interview.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Jungle, home, haven. The same words may apply to both city and nature. Though different they are linked. The city takes after the colors of flowers and animals; people mold their neighborhoods after the shapes of nature. Other similarities are accidental: the fun bit.
Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. 1.6 million people live there when 20 years ago there were only 700,000; that is to say, the incredibly quick growth and the stunning density in this city shows today.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
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!
UK-based Dutch Uncles released their fourth album titled “O Shudder” earlier this year. The band is composed of Pete Broadhead on guitar,
Andy Proudfoot on drums, Robin Richards on bass guitar, and Duncan Wallis on lead vocals and piano. They've been busy on tour and have been playing in various festivals around the UK, and documented these experiences with an LC-A camera.
Photography duo 'On a hazy morning', also known Joyce and Andres, know exactly how to tell a beautiful story with pictures. Please join them on their next photographic adventure, using the Petzval 85mm lens. A bokeh kind of day.