For more than 20 years, I had been looking for a mechanical camera (WITHOUT batteries!). Having heard about the Fed 5 from “The Photographers’ Gallery”, in London, I went to England to buy it. I like the FED 5 so much because it’s a very strong camera: you can take photos on the beach, the mountain, in very cold places or in very hot ones. You just have to make sure there’s film in it. I like to listen to “her” mechanical song when she’s shooting. And, of course, there’s the 80´s design – no plastic, just metal with metal. So what are the Fed 5’s best features? The range of speeds; you can do everything with all the speeds, but I like the “B”. The metering system is great. Whether the aperture is small or large, the Fed 5 achieves amazing depth of focus. You can even approximate the distance by looking at its scale (don’t think, just shoot!!)
Selenium light meter.
Remarkable contrast, resolution and sharpness due to multi-elemented ‘Industrar 61’ lens
Russia is the country that mastered resurrection from fallen empires, wars, and doomed anarchy. Like the Firebird, it rises from the ashes. But there is little known to the 21st-century tale of Russia, so here's photographer Frank Herfort to share his images and stories.
Passionate about cinema, Stan Thuret has been sailing in Bretagne from an early age. In October 2017, after 4 years of preparation, he was one of the 81 competitors at the start of the Mini-Transatlantique race, with his video camera and his Diana Mini.
The girl gangs of Japan has been romanticized in the media -- from dramas to anime. But they did exist for a while, and the 'sukeban' was all about rebellious aesthetics against the immaculate image of the Japanese school girl.
Today, we send 'cat memes' or cute puppy GIF images as our way of communicating and expressing various feelings to our loved ones. Hear the meows and bow-wows saying "Happy Holidays!" from the olden archives.
Germany was one of the leading pioneers of fashion photography, elevating the catalog and magazine prints as fine art. In this gallery is a series of images from a photographer obscured by history, Imre von Santho.
The 1960's saw the rise and popularity of half-frame cameras, a trend that came mainly from Japan thanks to the Olympus pen models. They were very compact and cost-efficient, as each film exposure would have two separate images. Here, photographer Eric Bergeron rediscovers the half-frame.
Lomographer Yoshitaka Goto is known in the community for his jaw-dropping multiple exposure photographs shot with the Lomo LC-A+ and splitzer. In this brief interview, our TEN AND ONE Awards judge from Japan speaks his mind about his passion for shooting experimental images.
Nicole Yeoh of Singapore-based blog 'Film Based Traveler' got her hands on the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens and granted us access to share her inspiring street photographs taken from both digital and film cameras.
Fashion is cyclical, and just when we thought we're all ready to burn those bell bottoms and floral tops, fashion has its way trends back from the dead. In the images of Nick Dewolf, 70's fashion couldn't be any more pulled off by the Boston youth.