We all have a specific subject that we just can’t seem to get enough shooting pictures of. For photographer Clement Darrasse, it’s the places he goes to with his wife that has a special place in his prints. But wait, did we mention that he uses a wool string to take the pictures?
Photographer Clément Darrasse and his Woolscape series of photographs have a simple thing in mind: take pictures of the places they’ve been and capture the story in the prints. His simple self-portrait with his wife started by doing a different take on the usual self-portrait by employing the help of a wool string as a shutter trigger for his 4×5 camera.
The bulk of his camera can prove to be cumbersome to others but Darrasse made sure that it didn’t hinder him and his wife to take their self-portraits. Out of things to use as a trigger shutter, Darrasse noticed a wool reel in his wife’s bag after a photography workshop and improvised. The rest of their story can be seen on their photographs with that trailing piece of wool in the foreground leading to Darrasse’s hand.
The idea may be simple but it’s quirky enough to show the crafty improvisation that this photographer came up with to use his film camera. Who would have known that a simple item like a wool string can show action and movement in an otherwise plain self-portrait?
When Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowksi starts shooting, it's a journey for both him and his models. He plays with the environment, getting his subjects to interact with their surroundings. He usually shoots 35mm film but swapped his usual gear for some fun with the Lomo'Instant Wide.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
Finland based UK photographer Adam Eronen Piper shoots beautiful, minimal shots that evoke a sense of calm. We lent him the Jupiter 3+ lens which he used with a roll of colour film and his trusty Leica camera.
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Adrian Morris is a young photographer who also goes by the name of Mowgli. His combination of sharp details and insightful portraiture caught our eye so we had a chat with him about what attracted him to the photographic world and his travel goals.
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
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