A homemade Talbotype camera seems like a ridiculous idea, but Polish photographer Emil Stankiewicz executes it perfectly!
Handcrafting your photography, from the building of the camera to actually printing the picture, has got to be one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world. Polish photographer Emil Stankiewicz meticulously built an amazing Talbotype camera by hand. It is dubbed as “Idlozi”, the word coming from African origins and meaning a window to your heritage soul.
The camera is 100% homemade, and it should come to no surprise that the photo papers are homemade as well. Now that’s really giving each image a part of yourself!
What makes an engaging image? What makes a photograph seem more like a memory than just an image? How is it able to make you feel as if you were right there, in that moment, experiencing the scene first hand?
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
Valerio Spada went beyond his comfort zone and stepped right into the battlefield with his camera. He went to Naples, Italy, an area populated by the Camorra Mafia but also home to Annalisa Durante who, at the age of 14, was killed by a bullet aimed at a Camorra boss. What happened to her could've happened to any of the girls portrayed in the book Gommorah Girl. This work is about Annalisa. It's about all of the girls that, just like her, seem doomed to an unfair destiny - which, hopefully, may still change.
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The most challenging thing for the creative mind is to materialize ideas. But Isidro Blasco has mastered the art of turning an ambitious concept to a sight worth beholding in "Planets," a series of city sculptures made out of photographs.
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.
Anyone with a phone camera can now call himself a photographer. The Internet hosts photos of almost anything under the sun, and it does not take a researcher to scavenge, nor a pro to reproduce them; social media has made it all easier. So what now? How do art experts judge aesthetic value?
Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski is known for his slightly eccentric, surreal and colorful photographs. For us, he put down his 35mm camera for a change and went out exploring with the Lomo'Instant Wide.
Revealing the contents of your bag is like revealing the deepest corners of your soul, one could argue. But photographer and artist Kamila K Stanley didn't seem to mind too much, when we asked her to share her most indispensable items.