Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Usually, i would go through the group members page on flickr and search for people to showcase, but lately its getting harder and harder. There arent many people to choose from since theres only around 250 members and the group pool is getting slower and slower.

So im asking whoever is reading this, if you can leave a link to photographers you admire on flickr. It also can be your own stream, anything would do. but please be aware, just because i see a stream full of photos, doesnt mean its going on here. im looking for photos mainly in the film and fashion area. it could be of film or it could be of fashion or both together(which is probably better). But i wont stop there. i admire film and fashion work more, but you still can give artwork, digitals, anything really.....

& thank you for following.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

interview: samantha casolari

Your name and where you live?

Samantha Casolari / live in Brooklyn NY

Why photography? What brought you to it?

I am not quite sure why photography. I fell in love with it one day, looking at a picture and it felt so right and what surrounded me watched through lenses felt so right, that I was captured right away.

Your stream's driven by a strong fashion base. How has fashion impacted your work?

Fashion happened in my life almost by chance. I was asked to cover Milan men's fashion week in June, mostly backstage, and I approached it as a reportage. However the work that came out was a little bit different and I realized that I can mix reportage with a more creative/surreal way of representing reality without changing it or manipulating it. I have been experimenting quite a bit in the past year with light, film and lenses and for the first time I used those little experiments while shooting a story. With the same approach I shot the look book for a friend of mine this past summer, and I realized that it could easily be applied to a fashion story. That is how I came to shoot NY and Milan fashion week just now. These shoots were all amazing experiences and even if they were not real fashion stories they opened my mind towards new ways to shoot as well as new subjects to shoot. It is as if photography showed me an entire new world.

There has to be a root for every photographer. What inspires you to create such beautiful and nostalgic work?

As for inspiration, it comes from daydreaming and music. I have always been with my head over the clouds, all the time, watching my life like a long movie with different soundtracks, and I guess I translate that into images. I am not quite sure about the nostalgic, meaning where it comes from. I am a little bit of a nostalgic I am sure it had to come out in my pictures at some point.

What equipment do you use?

I use a old Nikon FM10 and I just started using my dad's old Pentax ME Super. However for assignments given the tight deadlines you usually shoot digital...

Film or Digital? Why?

I prefer film to digital just because it portrays the world as I see it and reality as I perceive it.

Is photography something you would take throughout your life? Or is it considered a small hobby for now?

Well I have been working as professional photographer for the past three years and a half, so I would not consider photography a small hobby for me. And I can't conceive doing anything else at all.


Monday, October 4, 2010

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

interview: oliver bryce yates

Your name, age, and where you live?

Oliver Bryce Yates, 24 - Getting on I know haha, Sydney Australia.

Why photography? What brought you to it, and gave you such a passion for it?

I was drawn to photography by the ease in which images can be executed. Unlike other art mediums

photography is all but instant.

I see film is the major form of your work. Why not digital?

Quite simply I don't like the color range and the way in which the majority of digital photographs look. You can't make a digital photo look like medium format or even 35mm, it’s something about being a chemical based process that produces beautiful images even if you have very little skill. Everyone is more or less in the same boat with film. I think that just having an organic process like film means that you have to pay more attention when you are shooting; it’s not a case of checking the viewfinder and reshooting.

Film is banished, forever. Now what?

If there was a digital camera that produced the same results I would of course start using that. I’m not a purist. If however I couldn't get the same style I get now I would probably move onto another art medium (God I hope that doesn't come off as cocky as it looks haha)

How much support do you receive from your friends and family? Do most of them know about what you do?

On a whole they support what I am doing and I am thankful that the people around me are happy to be photographed. It makes life that bit easier when people are comfortable with having their picture taken.

Since starting in 2009, how far has flickr gotten you? What has been the best things that happened to you?

Flickr is somewhat of a love/hate affair. I like the fact that it has exposed me to people's work that I perhaps would not have seen otherwise, but I am not a fan of the way you cannot truly organize your photographs to work together in a series. It has though allowed me to orchestrate an exhibition here in Australia that I would not have been able to do without the website. So I guess you take the good with the bad.

i asked a 4th estate member at random, and
jordandavidsmall, would like to ask: after looking through your portfolio, I’m curious about how the elements of your process shape your photos. how do you balance the things you do before you click the shutter with the things you do after you get negatives back? For example, are you thinking about the fact that it's a double exposure when you are shooting? And on the other end, how much importance do you place on post-processing, like editing or cropping?

I originally had a camera which allowed for repeating frames, so all the double exposures were very much planned out. As for how much emphasis I place on post production I keep it to simply scanning and removing any dust off the negatives. I am not a massive fan of relying on fixing up mistakes later and on the off event that I have works that I want to use in a show the option to hand print the works is a huge bonus.

what would be your biggest inspirations from day-to-day?

Most probably the people around me, it would be a pretty boring existence without them. I am also really inspired by magazines and photographic books, I think it was one of the reasons I was drawn to photography.



Monday, August 9, 2010