While he is best known for his work in cinema, most especially the esteemed "Buena Vista Social Club (1999)", "Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire (1987)", "Pina (2011)" and the documentary of Sebastiao Salgado, "The Salt of the Earth", German filmmaker Wim Wenders is a person of many things — he's also a playwright, author, and photographer.
Along his prolific journey with cinema is photography, constantly on the hunt for desolate landscapes, Wenders has been a long fan of instant photography, having had his during the 70's. In this interview, Wenders recalled how beautiful spontaneity and swiftness are, featuring his own photographs taken by his vintage Land camera.
The mid-20th century was the peak of avant-garde art, where artists and photographers resorted to alternative means to create artworks. The photocopier was one of them, and became a creative tool between the 60's and the 80's
One of the photographers from the renowned team of Roy Stryker was once an assistant messenger before getting fully into photography. The 21-year-old John Vachon once visited Chicago, with a handful of observant, distant, yet quite humoristic street photography.
Jochen Lempert was firstly a man of science before of art. He was a biologist before a photographer, but when he did get into photography, the German photographer channeled his interest with nature to the camera.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
The Swiss photographer Jakob Tuggener is one of the most significant industrial photographers in photography history, achieve through his series and book FABRIK, in which he studied the relationship between man and machine.
Photographer Ben Larsen ordered a bunch of photography-related items on eBay, one of these is an old black and white 35mm film which he developed home and the results were surprising — photographs taken in South Korea about half a decade later.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Spirit photography was a genre of the 19th century, where a photograph of a living subject features a 'spirit' of a deceased person. Of course, we all know it's a double exposure, but before then, William Mumler took advantage of his clients to sell 'spirit photographs'.
The famous draughtsman for Punch Magazine was more known as chief cartoonist and illustrator, but like all artists during the humble beginnings of the photographic medium, he also tried his hand with the camera. Unlike the rest who shot inside studios, he shot images outdoors.
Khalifa Al Obaidly is passionate about photography and started taking pictures already as a child, when his father gave him his first camera. He now works for Qatar Museums as Director of Artist in resident programs and is one of our newest additions to the judging panel for the TEN AND ONE AWARDS 2017. Get to know him through this short interview!
One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.