Ideas turn into images as they pop into the mind of a photographer. Ivan Peretz’s talent in turning concepts into visions, and then into images, paved the way for a life behind the lens.
Just how do you create beautiful images without learning how to? *Ivan Peretz* answered that question by using his keen eye and imaginative vision when he was starting out with photography.
One look at Ivan Peretz’s images and you might think that they’re done by a fine art photographer who was schooled in the nuanced profession of photography. Rule of thirds, Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment,” embracing the grain, perfect exposure and the list goes on and on. Peretz’s images dabble in each photography lesson.
Peretz shoots mainly on film and his preferred cameras are the Nikon FM3 and the *Lomo LC-A*. The St. Petersburg-based photographer brings his audience to different places with every picture as well as makes them feel a different emotion every time they see a new frame. It’s a trait of photography that has made it such a powerful medium of expression. And Peretz did both without even having to photography school.
He expresses his photographic thoughts with brief words and manifests his photographic mind with simple images. For Sean Marc Lee, photography is a part life,and it happens naturally, like sleeping or breathing. This brings us to the question: how would he practice photography with the new Petzval Lens? Let's accompany him on his Petzval journey.
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Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Having a professional photographer in the family paved a way for Bill to start taking interest in photography early on. In this interview, he shares more about how he discovered the community and his passion for shooting analog. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from USA, billseye!
Chris Pollard is a fashion photographer who, despite his exposure to the fast-paced world of runways and fashion, still has a passion for film photography. He expressed a keen interest in testing the New Petzval Lens, and we were more than glad to let him try it for himself. He shares photos ad answers a few questions in this exclusive feature.
The Lomography Hong Kong Team spent a cozy evening at the opening party for an antique shop and captured moments from the event with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens. The Minitar-1 Lens brought life to every image, from quick behind-the-scenes snaps and portraits, to artsy and creative shots of the antiques.
Rraay Lai is a professional photographer based in Hong Kong. He has won different awards and participated in a number of exhibitions. He tells the story behind his moody and melancholic images and talks about his experience shooting with the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens.
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Elliott Erwitt, famous for his candid and often ironic and absurd black and white photographs of everyday life, was recently named as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at this year's Sony World Photography Awards.
Séverin Boonne considers photography as his most intimate way of expression. Aside from revealing things about himself, creating images with his trusty cameras helps calm his nerves and keeps him relaxed. In this interview, our newcomer of the week from France talks more about his humble beginnings, passion for shooting film, and more.
For someone who was previously disinterested in photographic work, his newfound passion for photography is astounding. His photos have an edgy feel to them; and for someone who hasn't been shooting for a long time, his distinct style is - quite surprisingly - discernible. Meet this emerging fashion photographer from Buenos Aires who shoots on film and recently, the Diana+ Premium Glass Lens.