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!
Inspired by the work of Emily Soto, London based photographer Radek Bayek recently shot with the Petzval 85 Art Lens. He talks about his work and his experiences throughout his career in this interview.
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.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.
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.
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!
The yuletide season is just around the corner! And you know what this means –very soon you’ll be hanging out with your loved ones, sipping hot cocoa and trying your luck in skiing some snowy slopes. Make sure that you’re ready to seize these special moments with Lomography!
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.
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.