Oakland-based artist Laura Plageman’s distortions give character to her own photographs of natural scenery.
This series by Plageman, titled _Response_, is composed of enlarged landscape photos deliberately distorted by folding, crumpling, and tearing – some subtle, others are pretty obvious – and are re-photographed to produce works “that oscillate between image and object, photography and sculpture, landscape and still life.”
My process unfolds through observation and experimentation – I let the image and its materiality dictate its direction. Playing with paper and with light in unplanned and organic ways, I look for new ways to perceive the space, form, and context of my subjects.
Plageman made use of a large format view camera “so I can control perspective and record as much detail as possible.” She added, “Whether focused on a ripped paper edge or a nesting bird, I hope to reach to a place where picture elements interact and merge in unpredictable and expressive ways.”
A wedding photographer based in New Jersey, Michelle Lange is all about weddings and engagements. After her own wedding and spending years on wedding research, she decided to take the plunge, pursue her passion and create a dream career. In this interview, she talks about her passion and her work, and showcases a series of photographs she shot with a Petzval Lens.
Our voyage in search of talented young Italian photographers has brought us to Perugia, where artist Elisa Imperi laid her hands on the Petzval lens. Her pictures are like a portal to a world where fairy tales become real, and humanity and nature blend together in peaceful primeval harmony.
After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.
We know summer has just arrived and we're still a few months away from the holiday we're about to feature here, but allow us to give you the chills through this macabre series of vintage Halloween photographs collated by artist and musician Ossian Brown.
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
Veteran photographer Sandro Miller, seasoned actor John Malkovich and a perfectionist crew of make-up artists, stylists and set designers teamed up to pay homage to some of the world’s greatest master photographers for this series of recreated iconic photographs.
We already had the honor of introducing Svenja as part of our 5 Questions Series. Her analogue fashion portraits intrigued us so much that we begged the Hamburg-based photographer to test the Petzval lens for us. In this article, you’ll learn why she’s so into the Petzval lens and find enchantment in her dreamy double exposures!
Alexandra Sophie is a young self-taught fashion and illustration photographer who has already amassed a huge online following. She agreed to test the Petzval artistic lens and used it to create delicate and beautiful nature-themed images. See her work and learn about her photography philosophy after the jump.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you Steen of Steen Drawings. Steen is a New York based illustrator who likes to create her own fantasy world and creates stories from her wild imagination. Take a look at Steen's wonderful work and get inspired to do your own DIY project.