Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Silent Corner + Ian Matteson

January 2nd, 2012

Just received these beautiful, surreal photos via email from photographer Ian Matteson. You may remember Ian’s identity work I completed for him a couple years ago. These photos were shot on Silent Corner just up a ravine outside of Salt Lake City.

What you’re seeing is not actually fog, it’s smog that covered the valley for days.


Cross Section View of Leica Lens

November 22nd, 2011

If my highschool science class had these Leica lens cutaways, it would have been heaven. I’d much rather dissect a Leica than a worm or pig. This lens was cut down the middle showing the actual glass elements and focus rings.

The lenses shown here are the Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm and the Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M ASPH lens. If you’re interested in buying one of these for $995 they’re on eBay.

See a Leica dissected. Found on Petapixel

Inside the Leica M6 Rangefinder

November 21st, 2011

I’ve always wanted to see inside one of Leica’s rangefinders. Now that I have, I can’t stop wondering just how long it took for the original concept to come to fruition. All of the inner moving parts and electronics have to mesh so perfectly together in such a small space that it seems impossible.

Found on Petapixel / Photos by Duncan Meeder

Atelier Olschinsky Austrian Race Car Photos

November 8th, 2011

Atelier Olschinsky is a small graphic design and photography studio based in Vienna, Austria. These photographs were shot for Nevertheless Magazine of the 1000km Red Bull Ring race circuit. The light in each photo is surreal. Several of them feel as if they’re screen captures from a video game or even a movie.


Nikon Halloween Costume

October 25th, 2011

Photographer Tyler card created this awesome Nikon camera halloween costume. The costume is fully functional with a LCD display, built-in flash, and shutter release button. The costume is also capable of wirelessly triggering a set of Alienbee strobes.

Thanks to Ryan for the tip.

Cole Barash Photography

October 18th, 2011

As long as I’ve known of Cole Barash’s work, I had assumed he was strictly a snowboard photographer. While it does occupy the majority of his portfolio, on a recent pass I noticed so much more. What I like most about his work is that he started when he was thirteen and learned photography by simply doing it. Because of that, Cole still remains to be one of my favorite photographers.


Just Announced: Canon EOS Full-Frame 1D-X

October 17th, 2011

canon eos 1dx on shelby white
Canon has just announced its newest pro DSLR, the EOS 1D-X. Previously the 1D and 1Ds series occupied the pro-range until now—the 1D-X merges the two. Not only is the name a middle ground, but the pricing and features have come to a reasonable agreement.

My first reaction is that this camera is going to be quite awesome. Canon seems to have taken heed of the growing amount of “hybrid” photographers and built the ultimate camera. Usually when companies do this, it turns out to be more harm than good, but I really think this is what we’ve been looking for. Did I mention anything about the ISO range yet? It’s ISO 204,800! That gives you the absolute maximum possibility to shoot in near pitch black situations. You have me Canon, you have me.

The LCD is 3.2″ and even higher resolution, the camera shoots 12FPS at 18 megapixels. Someone pinch me, I seriously feel like I’m dreaming here. The Canon EOS 1D-X is the camera I’ve been waiting for since the 1D Mark II. Hit the jump to view the specs and pictures!

P.S. I’m glad the megapixel war has ended.


Tycho Live Band 35mm Photography + Portland + Seattle

October 2nd, 2011

Over the last two months I’ve been shooting my Yashica T4 35mm exclusively. Something about about the very raw film and lack of manual exposure control on the camera really makes me never want to put it down. Since it’s pocket-sized, I’m able to cary it around daily. Shooting with it lately has challenged me to make sure I get the shot the first time.

This series of photographs I shot are of the Tycho live band. Some were taken at the Crown Room in Portland and then others at Bumbershoot in Seattle.


Bumbershoot Music Festival + Tycho

September 5th, 2011

Had a great time in Seattle for the Tycho show at Bumbershoot this weekend. Pictures will be following this week, but for now here are two snaps from Instagram. Enjoy!

Kickstarter: A Project by Holtermand & Navis

July 26th, 2011

Kim Holtermand and Tim Navis have joined forces to build a great new project. They’re looking for funding through Kickstarter. As a believer in this project, I’m excited to see where the duo and crew take this project. Lend a hand in supporting and here are some words from the Holtermand and Navis:

“This October, with the help of the Kickstarter community, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians are setting out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland and document our experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions we encounter. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience. We can’t wait to share the results with you.

The project—anchored by internationally renowned photographers Tim Navis + Kim Høltermand and aided by film collective Scenic and composer Deru—will be unique in its improvisational spirit. The group will create a series of short films at various locations throughout the island, inspired by moments of discovery and chance occurrence. Tim’s sun-drenched SoCal landscapes and Kim’s cold, architectural abstractions provide the perfect visual foundation, and fans of their work can imagine how exciting a collaboration this will be.

We’ll be sharing our trip in inventive ways with supporters, providing a real-time window into an experience that the community helped to make reality. Upon our return, Scenic will edit a series of short films, featuring an original score by Deru and a full-length soundtrack featuring contributions from select musicians and contemporary composers. Tim + Kim will create an archival photo book and release a limited run of exclusive prints for the Kickstarter community.

Your donation will help provide travel and accommodations while our small crew films and photographs the trip, and will allow us to produce truly stunning physical artifacts that showcase the beauty and wonder of Iceland. We hope you’ll join us on our journey, and we thank you for your support.”

Photographer Vincent Fournier: Space-inspired Vision

July 25th, 2011

Vincent Fournier is a Belgium-based commercial and fine-art photographer. Each of his photographs bring a certain style that feels unreal, almost fantasy. These photographs on a Hasselblad with the intent to compare our world to a retro futuristic space odyssey.

Words from the photographer:

I started using Hasselblad equipment, an H3DII-22, in 2004. Now I shoot with an H3DII-39. Previously, I used a GW690 Fuji camera. Film may be more romantic, but I don’t miss the stress of spending hours in the darkroom developing film, only to find that it hasn’t been correctly exposed. For the work I do, the H3D is the perfect solution.

When I shoot for an advertising client, I save my images directly onto my laptop, or, if I have time, I save to a media storage card. For my personal work, such as “Space Project,” I use the Image Bank. I don’t work with assistants on my art projects, so I need a camera with a simple user interface, one that allows me the freedom to experiment and work creatively. I don’t need feature-overload, where there are too many things to play with – just the basics. I do a lot of research to prepare for a photo shoot. It can take me a year to get authorization sometimes, yet I may only have a few hours to capture the photographs I need. Because the H3DII’s interface is so easy to work with, it’s one thing I don’t have to worry about in a crunch.

To create my ideal lighting situation, I use a tripod and natural, ambient light. I like the softness of the light at sunset and dusk – sometimes just a few second after the sun rises or sets. To find these pockets of light, I explore the area in advance, focusing on angles, shapes, and time of day. In 2006, I was one of the photographers chosen by the Mars Society to participate in the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) project, a global exploration of deserts in the Canadian Arctic, the American Southwest, the Australian Outback, and Iceland.


Lytro May Absolutely Change Photography

July 13th, 2011

To start off, click the images in different spots to focus—think of your depth of field.

A new company by the name of Lytro launched with some seriously amazing camera technology. The camera captures all the information it possibly can about the field of light so that you can adjust the photo in any way during post. By that I mean you can re-focus, re-light, add tilt-shift etc.

With this new technology Lytro will be, in my opinion, changing certain aspects of photography. As noted in the comments the camera should be very near $1000 which is extremely reasonable. My opinions have completely changed since I first wrote the article not even a day ago. All in all I see some hugely amazing projects coming out of this and can’t wait to hear more.

If you have thoughts on this new technology please share.

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