Portland, Maine-based photographer Caleb Charland captures the beauty of electricity from unconventional sources through his series of long exposure photographs.
Inspired by the elementary-grade science behind fruit and other alternative batteries, Caleb Charland has made a series of long exposure photographs depicting them – ranging from glasses of vinegar to a stack of coins.
As a matter of fact, his latest work Apple Trees and LEDs involved an unbelievable 11-hour prep time in which he had to wire around 300 apples together, and an additional 4 hours of exposure time, which he spent making noise to keep the apple-loving deers(!) at bay.
My work has to do with that fifth-grade science curiosity and wonder, combined with large-format photography. It started on a small scale, in the studio, with the limes. Then I tried it in my garage with a table and a lamp and maybe 40 pieces of fruit. They take so long to make all the connectors with the wires, and the exposures are like four to six hours, so I didn’t want to jump into a whole apple orchard until I knew going bigger would actually work. – Caleb Charland via Co.Exist
You can see the behind the scenes video and the making of the project below.
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
Trev Eales is a UK based music photographer who has shot for various festivals and other events. On this occasion, he turned his attention away from the stage and photographed the audience. With the Petzval 85 Lens, he managed to capture the essence of a very British summer. Expect fancy outfits, hoola hooping, dancing and lots of beautiful, swirly bokeh from this series of festive portraits.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
You can tell a lot about a person just by looking through the contents of his/her bag. But we don't recommend rummaging through someone's bag for this reason! Luckily, some photographers granted us access for our WIYB series. Here's a peek into LA-based photographer Rozette Rago's gear.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.
Inspired by the work of Emily Soto, London based photographer Radek Bayek recently shot with the Petzval 85 Art Lens. He talks about his work and his experiences throughout his career in this interview.
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.