This is all about my best friend and daugther Zoe. She is only 7 years old but going on 18!
Yes the person that inspires the most is my 7 year old daughter. She appears in most of my shoots which can be very annoying for her! The story begins before she was born in the year 2001. After having two boys (now 12 and 10 years old) we figured no more babies. That was enough even tough I thought I would have a girl some day . So I went to the hospital to get should I say… “fixed”. Or so I thought. After waiting for hours the doctor informed me, “Sorry but you have to go home no surgery today!!!”
OK I said I am not going through this again! The following fall my youngest son was 2 years old and I had the maternal hormones kicking in and wanted to get pregnant one more time and maybe get lucky and have a girl! Sure enough within 2 weeks I was pregnant, of course I couldn’t wait to find out. We went to a special clinic to see if were going to have a girl ! Now I have a little video of my unborn child how cool is that! In June 28th 2003 I gave birth to a healthy baby girl 6 lb 15 oz. It wasn’t easy the first 2 years having 3 kids under 7 years of age but somehow we made it .
Zoe is a very determined and confident girl. She loves people and they love her. She wants to become a teacher one day which is perfect for her bossy nature! Ever since she was born I took tons of pictures with her as the subject. Now every time I get a new camera or new film she is the one I try it out on! How can you withstand the little pretty strawberry blond curly smiley girl!! Of coures sometimes she asks me: “Do you have to take pictures every time we go some where?” Oh Yeah!
Zoe is the only female in our small family and we have to stick together. We love shopping, getting dolled up together and I even started wearing pink again. It brings back the girl in me. We have a special bond. No boys aloud! Best friends forever! Pinky swear!
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 the New Petzval 85 Art Lens.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
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!
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.
This year's Cannes Film Festival is upon us and we are so excited! We are certain you're on pins and needles, waiting for the revelation of this year's winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or. So to appease your frenzy, we put together this little gallery of the very best film posters of all time.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
Anna Hollond got her fist camera on her 10th birthday, and she hasn't stopped carrying a camera ever since. About a year ago, she sought to document her memories for her journal but didn't want to do so digitally, and got her first Lomography camera. Next thing she knew, she had a trove of instant cameras, as well as a knack for instant photography.
We're back with another great Advent deal! Perfect for DIY folks, the Konstruktor is 15% off and not only that — all of our plastic bodied cameras share the same discount! So give the gift of analogue photography this year and head on over to the Online shop or your nearest Gallery Store.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.