Seventeen years ago, a grunge rock legend said adieu to the world. His name was Kurt Cobain.
If Nancy Spungen had Sid Vicious, then Courtney Love had Kurt Cobain. Their romance made the world envious: he was the grunge king and she was his riot muse. Even though their love story was ephemeral, they gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Frances Bean.
Everyone loved Kurt: his family, his friends, and his fans from all over the world. Sadly, all things, good or bad, always come to an end. After his recurring confinement in rehabilitation centers, Kurt became depressed and suicidal. On April 5th 1994, he passed away due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note was found in the room where he died. The world sulked for Nirvana’s lead singer and songwriter’s demise. He was 27 years young.
Let us remember Kurt Cobain and his music through this humble tribute of his classic photographs in monochrome. Following his death, the photograph above became a cover for Rolling Stones magazine. Below are 17 more photographs (from unknown photographers) which would constantly remind us how great Cobain was.
This edition, as with the original released in two volumes nine years ago, focuses on the influential fashion photographer's work in the late '70s, the period which is said to be "the high note of his career."
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.
Years ago, a young Christopher Logan moved to Milan after obtaining a Photography degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Falling in love with the European aesthetic which would later manifest in his photos, he was commissioned by a number of fashion houses, further developing his craft. He is now based in yet another fashion capital - New York City - and is still immersed in the world of fashion.
A few years ago, nillerpiller went on a tour to several places in the Southeast Asian region. One of his stops was the island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia, where he was able to witness and photograph a marvelous sunset by chance.
A couple of years ago marcus_loves_film had the opportunity to spend time at a lodge more than half a century old in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Through these photographs, he had documented one night of his stay.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.
We'd like to introduce you to our latest Petzval Artist, Shima Eleven - a professional photographer based in Hong Kong. He specializes in large format photography and first got a glimpse of the Petzval Lens 5 to 6 years ago. In this video he talks about his Petzval passion, and shares his thoughts on the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens!
A UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay ranks as one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. Local lore states that it was created in ancient Vietnam by a great dragon that rained fire and giant emeralds to invading troops. Here, antiox shares an anecdote from his trip there last year.
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!
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.