I recently discovered the inspiring work of Bay-Area photographer John Chiara. He creates one of a kind photographs in a variety of hand-build cameras, the largest of which is a 50″ x 80″ field camera transported on a flatbed trailer. Once a location is selected, he situates and then physically enters the camera to take […]
Kinograph is an open source project that makes film digitization affordable and scaleable. Using components available on the internet, a few 3D printed parts, and a consumer level camera, the machine digitizes 35mm, 16mm or 8mm film at high definition resolutions with sound. The project is based on the philosophy that cultural memory should not […]
Hawaii-based photographer Kawika Singson has gotten so close to volcanic activity before that he’s seen his shoes go up in smoke, so he thought a picture on hot lava with his shoes and tripod on fire would make a pretty cool shot.
Designer Andrew Schneider, of the solar-powered bikini fame, also worries that ‘every year each of us lose about 192 hours of valuable visual sight time to blinking’ (not sure how true this is) — which works out to about eight days of blink time. This is the premise for his BlinkCam project where a Polaroid […]
Who says most apps are useful? This one actually makes us laugh. Developed by popo factory, the Tonkatsu camera allows you to frame your face or a friend’s face as tonkatsu, a popular deepfried pork cutlet favoured by the Japanese. If your real desire tells you to be sushi instead, go ahead, there’s nothing fishy about it.
If you occasionally like to daydream about living life in a manga, and also own an iPhone, you’ll probably dig the Manga Camera app. Basically, it allows you to pick out one of 32 manga-style frames and fit your picture into the stark, monochrome world of manga. Comes complete with Japanese captions we can’t read (would anyone like to translate?). The results are pretty fab.
Whether you are into analogue photography or design, the new customizable camera by Lomography is a real gem. The design reminds me of the paint by numbers my dad used to get me when I was home sick from school. With tons of colors and stickers, you can totally make it unique.
So indulgent, but I want one. Paul Smith’s collaboration with Lomography Cameras produced this limited edition stunning gem, with the signature Paul Smith multi-coloured stripes, long exposure bulbs, and built-in flash. Naturally, this 35mm fisheye camera is sold out. But, hey, there’s always ebay.
All you photographers out there, a word up on one of the most prodigious emerging photographers in Australia. And if you’re nursing an inadequacy complex, seeing Nirrimi Hakanson’s folio might propel you to briefly flee your aspirations and think about getting a job at the local supermarket. Hopefully, it will inspire you. The self-taught sixteen-year-old Hakanson has been taking photos on a digital SLR since the age of thirteen, after starting out on a disposable camera. Her distinctive style is ethereal and reminiscent of photo albums filled with enchanted childhood memories.
Golden Half is one of the world’s most popular toy cameras. It’s compact in size and each click of the shutter uses half of the standard 135mm frame. This means a 36-exposure roll of film will return around 72 images. It’s available for US$100.