American photographer Harry Callahan shot thousands of pictures of his wife Eleonor. He kept a ‘record' of her in endless number of ways. But why did he do it?
Nowadays, a lot of people shoot their feet. To be completely honest I never understood why. Thinking about it, I guess it qualifies as a self-portrait, because let’s face it, it’s not just the face which makes up a person. There are hundreds of reasons why people take self portraits. I guess one of them is the fact that the photographer is actually the subject closest at hand.
When you’re deeply in love (with someone other than yourself), the tendency is that if that other person doesn’t mind, you’ll take lots of pictures of them. This was the case with Harry Callahan. Harry Callahan shot thousands of pictures of his wife Eleonor. He ‘recorded’ her in endless number of ways: nude, clothed, on the street, on the beach, in the water, in the bedroom etc etc etc. He was, it seems, relentless.
Does this say something about him? Was he absolutely fixated with her? Was she an easy and cheap substitute for a model? Or was he simply so in love with her that he couldn’t get enough?
Harry Callahan passed away in 1999 at age 86, so I guess we’ll never know.
With the help of social media, Chicago-based photographer Jeff Phillips was able to learn the identity of a couple that starred in the thousands of Kodachrome slides that he had chanced upon at an antique shop. Find out the fascinating story after the cut!
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
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!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
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 tradition of tintype portraiture lives on in this digital day and age. Photographer Giles Clement keeps the passion for wet plate collodion photography with his decades-old photographic equipment. He brings his studio to Third Man Records this week.
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-04-14 in #world#news
Before he became a professional photographer, Cor Jaring loaded and unloaded ships. On his off-hours, he photographed fellow Dutch laborers. When he left the docks to pursue photography, he still sought the underdogs and created little cinemas of the marginal life—all the way in Japan.
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
Raymond Phang is a professional wedding and commercial photographer based in Singapore. He shot with the New Petzval Lens recently and produced quite a few memorable couple photos. In this exclusive interview, he shares tidbits from his Petzval experience.