From ‘Faking it the art os Photography Before Photoshop’:

1.Man Juggling His Own Head (Unidentified French artist, Published by Allain de Torbéchet et Cie. ca. 1880)

2.Sueño No. 1: Articulos eléctricos para el hogar / Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home (Grete Stern, 1948)

3.Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders (Unidentified American artist, ca. 1930)

(thanks brainpickings)

Paris Photo

Just as I went to Paris some beautiful colour photos of th city at the turn of the 20th century were discovered. Thanks HUH magazine for briging this to my attention and vidi.

Also look at my pic of the contemporary Moulin Rouge next to the old.

Everyone has a romantic vision of Paris at the turn of the 20th century, but now, thanks to a series of colour photographs taken back in 1914, we can have a realistic look at what life was like. Uncovered by Retronaut, the photographs document the end of the Belle Époque period and feature the original Moulin Rouge (made famous worldwide by the Baz Luhrmann film of the same name) as well as images of regular day-to-day life.

http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/4542/paris-in-colour-%281914%29

crocodiles are coooool!
nevver:

Walking the dog

crocodiles are coooool!

nevver:

Walking the dog

(via johnjpearson)

Creepsville Alcatraz polaroids

Camera Repairs and Film Developing


In every city I traverse I try to source where the best place to develop film and mend camera’s is.

The amusing disposable Urban Outfitters novelty camera’s pictures were developed at Samy’s Camera for $15. A man here also fixed my Olympus (with an insider trick) and cleaned the lens free of charge (it had freaked out as I had tried to use the 1600 low light film in full sun!). This brilliant man also told me a great place for good quality film developing is Icon on Wilshire.

When my olympus was in peril I was also directed to: Bel Air Camera,  and Freestyle Photography.

I believe CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens (Sunset/Western) does a cheap film developing service too.

Manual camera repair stores and shops that develop film are dying out here despite it being the city of the image. Good luck in your photographic adventures!

http://www.samys.com/

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/

http://www.iconla.com/main/

http://www.belaircamera.com/

A Few Fun Snaps From a Film I Just Developed

(they’re set in England)


1. WTF Elfin Lied

2. ‘I’m Only Happy When it Rains’ @ATP

3. LOL

4. LA Invades London: Palm Trees @TowerofLondon

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Liebovitz

Time magazine brought this to my attention this morgen and being a bit of a disney and Annie Liebovitz fan these made me geek out a little bit.

The Fortune Telling Camera
Urban Outfitters USA are selling these recycled disposable cameras ($11) with fortunes and other things pre-printed on the negative.They’re really fun. I recommend having a play <3 this image

The Fortune Telling Camera

Urban Outfitters USA are selling these recycled disposable cameras ($11) with fortunes and other things pre-printed on the negative.They’re really fun. I recommend having a play
 <3 this image

The impossible Project

 Autumn De wilde + the Decemberists @ the Impossible Project

B&H, Phototech, Hong Colour and CRC

So on my first day here my good ‘ol faithful polaroid image camera broke. Having been given a broken SX 70 from ebay for xmas and having my holga stolen in Barcelona I was going through a bad camera period. Facing my 3 months in ny with out polaroids was a sad reality to accept.

After moaning to a lady in Bloomingdales who turned out to be a photography assistant I was told a few blocks away was the impossible Project store. It is quite a nondescript building and you have to buzz to be let in but for polaroid lovers out there the address is:

425 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
USA

The Impossible Project are the guys trying to save polaroid film from extinction. They bought up an old polaroid factory in Enschede and have begun making a new film. This film is super sensitive to light and tricky to get the hang of but it’s something. They also ship their wares all over the world and sell all manner of cameras.

Not only was i able to get a new image camera and the original film for relatively cheap (it is $22 here as opposed to 20 pounds in the uk)t they gave me the name of a place the actually fixes polaroids and all manner of cameras. Phototech after a few goes managed to fix my crumbling but beautiful sx 70. So i am HAPPY!

Also on the Second week I found out the Impossible Project was hosting an event to launch the exhibtion of 50 polaroids of the Decemberists (who were in attendance although i missed them) shot by one of my favourite photographers Autumn De Wilde (she shot an awesome book of Elliott Smith portraits so has my undying love). She used out of date, chocolate blue and sepia film donated by the project and they were really quite stunning. I didn’t talk to Autumn (shy) but I was near her!

The impossible guys are really helpful with polaroid queries of all kinds. i have been in there countless times. And there is very cute indie guy with black ringlets behind the desk (if you need eye candy incentive).

Worth a look fo sho!

Also to buy any camera/film bar polaroid for cheap I recommend going to B & H. it is run solely by Jews in kippah’s and is sort of like a crazy mall. They are super friendly and helpful and there are bowls of free sweets everywhere. I’m going to pick up some prints there now.

Also if you’re in Chelsea Hong Colour and CRC are very good (CRC is maybe better as it’s cheaper).

http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

http://www.phototech.com/splash.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hong-color-professional-photography-lab-new-york

http://www.yelp.com/biz/color-resource-center-new-york

This is my new baby. Her name is YASHICA 35-ME.
After the sad theft of my Holga in Barca I think I deserve a new camera.
Yashica&#8217;s are reputed to have incredible lenses so I&#8217;m excited to see what the film produces. I got her from a stall in Portobello where I also met a gorgeous polaroid SX70 that may be my next purchase.

This is my new baby. Her name is YASHICA 35-ME.

After the sad theft of my Holga in Barca I think I deserve a new camera.

Yashica’s are reputed to have incredible lenses so I’m excited to see what the film produces. I got her from a stall in Portobello where I also met a gorgeous polaroid SX70 that may be my next purchase.