On Boxing Day here in Perth, Western Australia we all jumped on my friend Tim's boat, and cruised over to one of the most beautiful islands that Australia knows - Rottnest! I wasn't sure what to expect from my new point-and-shoot camera but I was definitely stoked with the results!
Well it all started when I stumbled upon a Vivitar Underwater Cruise Cam on eBay for 15 bucks. My local processing shop had one for sale for $75 and I had looked at it countless of times but really had my heart set on a KRAB for my LC-A+. I figured for 15 clams it would be a bit of fun and if I liked what it produced then I would shell out for the infamous KRAB.
I was not sure what to expect from this basic point-and-shoot plastic camera but I was stoked with the results especially the colours from the under water group shots!
I now have the KRAB and there will soon be a LC-A+/KRAB vs Vivitar Underwater Cruise Cam shoot off!
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens 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!
These glossy pages do not just boast of the world’s finest pictures. They are a blueprint of what it means to have photography in the world. Musée de l'Elysée has unzipped its vast archive to showcase these precious pages to the public.