Tag: soviet union

  • Fed 1 - The Wonderful Ukrainian Leica!

    written by herbert-4 on 2009-05-08 in #reviews
    Fed 1 - The Wonderful Ukrainian Leica!

    This was the FED, affectionately called the Fedka, the first Soviet 35mm, called now the FED1. It is a Leica IId without a large capital investment.

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  • Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-06 in #world #locations
    Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    September 2011, Marije (s0y) and I finally took the trip we wanted to do for so long, visit Ukraine, Kiev and in particular, the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl, with the ghost town of Prypiat. When I saw the bumper carts, I almost cried. Afterwards, we were exhausted; there was so much to take in. And bringing too many cameras is never a good idea. ;)

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  • From A to KMZ: The Zenit History Timeline

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-31 in #lifestyle
    From A to KMZ: The Zenit History Timeline

    Did you know that a lot of the tried-and-tested cameras and lenses that you know and love were once manufactured by just one camera company? From the Zorki to the Iskra, to the Horizon and even the new Lomography Petzval Lens, Zenit has been around to see quality camera production through and through. Learn more about the Russian optical manufacturer here.

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  • Under Konstruktion: Constructivism and Consumerism

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-06-20 in #lifestyle
    Under Konstruktion: Constructivism and Consumerism

    Here's a social commentary on the history behind our new Konstruktor camera! Constructivism rejected the idea of autonomous art and favored art with a social purpose. Instead of work being kept in a museum for high-brow observation, Russians saw art as a way to sell ideas to the masses.

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  • Under Konstruktion: Constructivist Architecture

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-06-17 in #lifestyle
    Under Konstruktion: Constructivist Architecture

    Here's a little history behind the new Konstruktor camera! Rooted in concepts like cubism, modernism, and futurism, Constructivist architecture was the Soviet Union's way to use art for a social purpose, heading towards the newly emerging Russia.

  • Listen to Jack White's Latest Records on X-Ray Film

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-02-06 in #news
    Listen to Jack White's Latest Records on X-Ray Film

    Make no bones about Jack White being one of the craftier rockstars out there. When he isn't shredding guitars in concert, he's producing experimental records on various media, like his latest one on flex-ray discs made of x-ray film!

  • Soviet Union Youth in the '90s

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-04-18 in #news
    Soviet Union Youth in the '90s

    Photographer Bertien van Manen's series "Let’s Sit Down Before We Go" refers to an old Soviet custom: right before one leaves for a long journey, they must sit quietly for a few moments and reflect on where they’re coming from and where they’re going. See the intimate photos from the 1990s below.

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  • The Moscow Circus: Analogue Entertainment Under the Big Top

    written by sthomas68 on 2011-05-29 in #lifestyle
    The Moscow Circus: Analogue Entertainment Under the Big Top

    The Moscow Circus has played an important role in the wonderful and rich tradition of the Russian Federation since the days of Catherine the Great. It is held in high regard in much the same way as the ballet or opera.

  • Karen Demirchian Sport & Concert Complex, Yerevan

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-22 in #world #locations
    Karen Demirchian Sport & Concert Complex, Yerevan

    Well this is a story how to find out, where you have actually been. I don't know, if this sounds familiar to you, but sometimes I snap my brain away. I come from an exotic country with dozen of films and looking at the pictures I don't recall the name of the thing photographed. After I have been to the Armenian capital Yerevan I found myself in that spot.

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