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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What film photography still has to offer

There are no more Polaroids. No more Kodachrome. And the smell of potent darkroom chemicals has almost disappeared.

For most people, "analog photography" is a relic or something their parents once used; an archaic technology now lumped in with yesteryear's sensations, like the rotary phone or 8-track tape player.

Over the past decade, the number of analog film and manual cameras has dramatically decreased in favor of their digital counterparts. Digital photography has ubiquitous control over the market, leaving little to no room for alternatives.

Yet in the New York City metro area, there is a close-knit community of photographers, merchants, galleries, institutions and darkrooms that keep the art of analog photography quietly in practice.

Full articele - Here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Christine Meintjes Photo Workshop - THE MOVIE

A wonderful video on wedding.

Christine Meintjes Photo Workshop -THE MOVIE- from Ryan de Wit on Vimeo.

Tools: Film is shot on 2 Canon EOS 5DII + T2i(550D) with 16-35 2.8/24-70 2.8/70-200 2.8 IS/50mm 1.2/100mm macro 2.8 IS/17-55 2.8 IS(EFs). Audio: wireless Senheisser + Zoom H4N and some audio grabbed from camera. And several different type of equipment for stabilization: Sliders, steadicam, tripods & monopods with fluid heads.

Video by: Ryan de Wit |
Workshop by Christine Meintjes and Iaan van Niekerk |
Nelleke van Krimpen as Bride “Pascale” & Marinus Rottier as Groom “Roberto”
Anouschka Rokebrand: Organization |
Jo-Anne van der Lelij: Organization & Styling |
Taco Rietveld: Location “Landgoed Te Werve” Rijswijk |
Nancy Vroomen & Edwin de Wilde: Flowers & Styling
Victor van Westering: Wedding dresses & shoes |
Gerhard Nel: Photography |
Cynthia Heydra: Hair & Make up |
Marieke de Korte: Cake & Cupcakes |
Brigitte Mes: Envelopments Stationary & Styling |
ROKA: Outfit Groom |

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Incredible Paper Map Cut By Hand

We have featured lots of paper art on this blog. For me, paper cutting needs not only skills and talents but also tons of patience. Like these Incredible Paper Map Cuts created by Artist Karen O’Leary, I just can’t imagine how much effort needed to make a map.

London mapcut

You can see more of her work on etsy. [via]

Monday, August 8, 2011

'Where Children Sleep'

Mr. James Mollison’s new book, “Where Children Sleep,” had its origins in a project undertaken for a children’s charity several years ago. As he considered how to represent needy children around the world, he wanted to avoid the common devices: pleading eyes, toothless smiles. When he visualized his own childhood, he realized that his bedroom said a lot about what sort of life he led. So he set out to find others

As much as the project is about the quirkiness of childhood, it is, more strikingly, a commentary on class and on poverty. But the diversity also provides a sense of togetherness.
Everybody sleeps. And eventually, everybody grows up.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Illustrator vs. InDesign

Here's a post from a few weeks back at Creativebits that generated a nice discussion of the use of Adobe Illustrator (a vector graphics program) vs. Adobe InDesign (a page layout program) for doing ads and other creatives. Photoshop is thrown into the mix as well. In Switching from Illustrator to InDesign the author is looking for arguments to use to convince a bunch of studio artists to not use Illustrator and Photoshop for everything and instead use InDesign for laying out press layouts. Lots of valid points are raised. Depending on the type of project, Illustrator is not necessarily a bad choice.
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