Let's take some time to reflect on how photography affects our lives, and how "death" is also a part of our consciousness when we click the shutter.
If there's anything we've learned from life, nothing stays the same. To grow and decay, whether in people, animals, places, or things -- they all revolve around the cycle of nature. The photograph and photography were conceived to contest such notions, and sometimes all it takes is an image from the bygone days to remember the impermanent. Since today we celebrate the Day of Dead, why not contemplate on life itself, and how you should be using your camera in lieu of your life?
Take your lenses off as we celebrate World Pinhole Day! Pay homage to the roots of photography by crafting our own pinhole cameras and taking dreamy pictures through the "tiny eye". To jumpstart this all-analogue experience, let's revisit some tipsters and interviews about the pinhole movement.
Wherever I go I am drawn to cemeteries, as the culture of death always tells a lot about the people, who live it. In the Philippines I stumbled about a variation of outstanding customs and rituals that left me partly in awe. This is a tale of life and death in the Philippines.
In this second installment of our special two-part feature on cinematic photographers, we take a look back to more photographers who have mastered the dreamy, often surreal aesthetic of cinematic photography.
Krzystyna Caldarone is the creative eye behind the Vintage Girl Studios. When we got our first prototype of the Diana Instant Square we couldn't wait to see how she would capture her vintage wonders on Diana Instant shots.
We are very pleased to have Dimitri Beck as a jury of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Dimitri Beck is the director of photography for Polka. We asked him questions about his work, photography and some defining moments. "Photography is of public utility" he says !
Santa Nastro is the editor in chief of Artribune, an Italian magazine which talks about every art form, from theatre to architecture. She works in the field of contemporary arts for 15 years and she has also a background in experimental photography. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
NYC based photographer Christopher Logan is well known for his unique way of capturing the fashion scene from around the globe on film. Teen Vogue once said his photos are "the coolest way to view Fashion Week". So we handed him our Neptune Art Lens System and let him do his thing. See for yourself.