Kodak Ektar 100 in 120

21 February, 2009|photography|

On Tuesday, in response to photographers' requests, Kodak announced that it will be making its premier color negative film, Ektar 100, available in 120. EKTAR 100 Film is the ideal choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs for applications such as nature, travel, fashion and product photography, where the emphasis is often on color. The [...]

Lee Friedlander: New Mexico

23 December, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "To say that Lee Friedlander is a pedestrian would be an understatement. His photographs in Sticks and Stones: Architectural America are almost entirely made from a vantage point confined to sidewalks. He does not venture far from the walking paths that line city and suburban streets - especially since many are made [...]

V22 Presents – The Wharf Road Project

28 September, 2008|art, contemporary, Uncategorized|

"Limited" Artists: Peter Lloyd Lewis, Sarah Dobai, Lohan Emmanuel, Bettina Buck, Lisa Penny, Mark Harris curated by Dallas Seitz, Lisa Penny & Trevor Hall. You are cordially invited to the opening on Friday, 3rd October 2008 6pm - late. Show 4th October to 19th October Wednesday to Sunday, 12 - 7pm The Wenlock Building 50-60 [...]

Nothing Works

16 September, 2008|art, design|

19 - 22 September 2008 An exhibition of works by 20 artists & designers in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall. Private View: 18 September 6.30 - 9.30pm Exhibition Dates: 19 - 22 September 2008 Opening Times: 19 - 21 September 11.00 - 18.00, 22 September 12.00 - 21.00 Participating artists & designers: Alex Bettler, [...]

Just another bloody weekend in Finland

23 June, 2008|photography|

Jim writes, Like a modern-day Weegee, Harri Palviranta cruises the night streets of Finland, armed with his Hasselblad camera and a big flash, looking for a fight to photograph, or the bloodied face of a drunken party-goer, or the scene of a recent brawl. See his series, Battered, in Lens Culture. Read more... Source: Lens Culture [...]

A Bird (Blast #130) by Naoya Hatakeyama

18 June, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "My posts tend to be rather long (which I think is a good thing) but there are times when I'd simply like to be brief and spotlight some books I feel I've been neglecting. There are many fine titles that I think are interesting and worth your notice but when I sit [...]

Were the Dove Ads Retouched?

15 May, 2008|photoshop|

Jacob Leibenluft writes, "After a New Yorker profile implied that "king of the photo touchup" Pascal Dangin had airbrushed photos taken by Annie Leibovitz for Dove's high-profile "Campaign for Real Beauty," the company issued a statement last Friday explaining that Dangin had only removed dust and performed minor color corrections. Is it possible to determine [...]

Robert Frank Aspesi catalogs

15 May, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "Most artists need to find ways of paying the bills and this usually involves stepping outside of their immediate interests. Unless, of course, they were born into wealth and the day to day search for money is unnecessary. I have the notion that good art doesn't naturally spring from that environment but [...]

Through Weegee’s Lens

29 April, 2008|photography|

NIKO KOPPEL writes, "BACK in the 1970s, a gutsy blonde named Jill Freedman armed with a battered Leica M4 and an eye for the offbeat trained her lens on the spirited characters and gritty sidewalks of a now-extinct city. Influenced by the Modernist documentarian André Kertész, with references to the hard-edged, black-and-white works of Weegee [...]