Fancy some artsy looping .gifs, messieurs and mademoiselles? This dapper gentleman surely knows his .gif art!
*The GIF Connoisseur* is more than just your usual curated Tumblr blog of .gifs – there’s actually a man in a suit holding a matching fedora and a cane (or could it be an umbrella?) behind his back in every .gif, as if in a museum and pondering on the meaning of each larger-than-life looping art before him.
If the scene looks familiar, yes, this “connoisseur” is actually the man from “The Connoisseur,” a painting by Norman Rockwell in 1962. The anonymous blogger who runs the website wrote,
Norman Rockwell made the painting “The Connoisseur” in 1962, remixing a Pollock to express the impenetrable membrane between Modern Art (specifically Abstract Expressionism) and his “low” illustrations. The work was possibly the spawn of a frustrated curmudgeon, but I can’t help but empathize with the motivations of the fictional artist dreamed up by Rockwell and the critical analysis that the possible patron is making. I believe Rockwell’s painting captures the moment in which something becomes Art.
So far, The GIF Connoisseur hosts close to 400 .gifs! Click here to see the rest!
Vincent Huang is a Singapore-based photographer specializing on bridal and corporate photography. In this feature, he talks about his work and experience incorporating the Petzval Art Lens into his workflow, and showcases some of the resulting romantic photographs.
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
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!
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!
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
For Crow, his LC-Wide, which he fondly calls Elsie, is the perfect camera for his "Don't think, just shoot" attitude. He takes it wherever he goes and even uses the camera to teach his daughter about photography. In this interview, he shares more about his love for the LC-Wide plus some of the photographs taken by his young apprentice.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
We all know him as the man behind some of the striking street photographs in the community and the inspirational "A Salute to the Masters" series in the magazine. But did you know that he is also an engineering and electronics teacher and a ham radio operator? In this interview, Davide Tambuchi opens up about his fascination with radio, bikes, Subbuteo, and of course analog photography!
Bernhard Rauscher's passion for light painting photography is as vibrant as his creations. His light paintings are either craftily executed renditions of things you see in everyday life, or fanciful abstract figures. He uses do-it-yourself devices made from water bottles and tinsel as light painting tools. Part of his collection of magical devices is the Pixelstick, which he talks about in this exclusive interview.
Boby photographed several bands during summer festivals with his amazing beard and a Petzval lens. Rock ‘n Roll, extraordinary Petzval photographs and Boby’s outspoken personality, are just some of the things that you can expect from this exclusive interview.
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.
Trev Eales is a UK based music photographer who has shot for various festivals and other events. On this occasion, he turned his attention away from the stage and photographed the audience. With the Petzval 85 Lens, he managed to capture the essence of a very British summer. Expect fancy outfits, hoola hooping, dancing and lots of beautiful, swirly bokeh from this series of festive portraits.
Back in the summer we lent film maker Robert Sanderson a petzval lens to shoot some videos for us. He decided to take inspiration in his back garden and managed to capture some wonderful footage of his cat. Click here to watch this adorable video.