Jason Shulman’s Long Exposure Photos of Famous Films

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Jason Shulman set up his camera to record entire movies in one long-exposure photograph, with unexpected results.

In his series Photographs of Films, artist Jason Shulman took long-exposure photographs of famous films, condensing the plot and atmosphere of classics like Rear Window and Fantasia into a single image. The result is a series of dreamy, delicately layered photographs which show the films in a new, unexpected light.

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Manuel Sechi Photographs the Silent Gardens of London

All images by Manuel Sechi. Used with permission.

“I initially thought Street Photography was the style I had an aptitude for, so I studied the work of the masters (Bresson, Winogrand, Friedlander, Doisneau, Klein, just to mention some) but after a while I released it doesn’t work for me: street photography pushes me to shoot without thinking too much in the attempt to catch the ‘decisive moment’.” Photographer Manuel Sechi describes to us in an email. “Now I prefer a more thoughtful approach so I started working on cityscapes and abstract photography in urban environment, often using long exposure to make disappear the human presence from my pictures. I love to take pictures outdoors.” These days, Manuel idolizes Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank, Salgado, Meyerowitz, Eggleston, Moriyama and in recent times he fell in love with the work of Michael Kenna.

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Vince Alongi: Capturing Street Photography Scenes in Black and White

All images and words by Vince Alongi. Used with permission.

On black and white photography, I feel you can create a timeless view of a scene that strips away the unnecessary such as coloring of clothing, mute styles and really capture the players in the story. In a landscape or cityscape, that will put a focus on the structures and mood. To express your vision in black, white and shadows it can really leave an impact on feeling rather than getting caught up in tones of colors.

Though I don’t approach a situation looking to render this in b/w, it comes out in the processing stage. I’m starting to train myself, however, to view the world as if I’m colorblind. I enjoy the noirish feel in visual arts- there’s a romantic, edgy, classical feel when someone can capture and create a vision without color being the focal point. I strive to be part of that, hopefully produce images that will give people pause.

Editor’s Note: in a previous version of this article, we misspelled Vince’s name. We apologize for this.

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Rob Jenkins: A Fujifilm X Pinup Portrait Photographer

All images and words by Rob Jenkins. Used with permission.

My name is Rob Jenkins and I’m an enthusiast photographer. This is a term I don’t really like but it’s the one that describes many of us. I’m not a pro as I have a full time job, but part of that job does include photography. My role is as the marketing manager for a video game retail franchise in Australia. About 3 years ago we built a studio for us (mainly myself) to use with cosplay and product photography.

I actually started getting serious as a photographer around 15 years ago. My wife bought a nice Canon point and shoot and whilst on holidays I experimented with long exposures of the hotel pool area. The pictures came out pretty good and it wasn’t long before she bought me an Olympus DSLR. With that first camera and a couple of kit lenses I learnt all I could and ended up starting a photo group from our church. Today that group has outgrown the church and most of our members are not church goers but enthusiasts like me. We have around 200 plus members and meet each month.

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Kelly-Shane Fuller: Shooting Themed Portraiture And Creative Concepts

All images by Kelly-Shane Fuller. Used with permission.

“I’m a creative concept portrait photographer based out of Portland Oregon,” says photographer Kelly-Shane Fuller in an email to us. “I primarily shoot portraits that are themed in some way. I shoot regularly for fashion and magazine clients as well.” If you aren’t aware of who Kelly is already, you really should be. He’s one of the few modern photographers who figured out how to develop Kodachrome through experimentation and research. Plus, he’s very knowledgeable about film.

But technical knowledge aside, he’s also quite a creative photographer who really loves to shoot and create images with concepts behind them.


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Xiao Xu: The Beautiful Photographic Experience Behind Wen Wan

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Photographer Xiao Xu hails from Los Angeles and shares with us his series on Wen Wan. “Wen Wan began as an artistic practice of bringing ink, brushes, tea and poetry into the landscape to make art,” Xiao explains in an email. “Typically people hold these objects in their hands even when at rest, to bring comfort. Everyone at all class levels engages in the holding of objects in a variety of materials such as jade, walnuts, wood.”  Today Wen Wan is defined by the every day interaction between you and the Wen Wan object you carry. In other cultures, you may liken it to something like a talisman.

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Ilme Vysniauskaite: On The Intimacy of Black and White Film Photography

All images by Ilme Vysniauskaite. Used with permission.

Black and white photography is so incredibly personal to some of us, and Ilme  Vysniauskaite generally feels the same way just about film photography despite mostly shooting in black and white. You see, she grew up in a post-soviet time and was shaped by many things around her during her younger days. Ilme submitted to be featured in her analog zine, and her submission is being featured here on our website.

Surely, my words do not even begin to do hers justice.

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These “Photographer Assisted Selfies” Were Done on 4×5 Ilford HP5 Film

All images by Ross den Otter. Used with permission.

Ross den Otter has been shooting photos since he was 13; and his mother managed a camera shop when he was young. “Since 1985 I’ve worked as a black and white and digital photographic lab technician; starting as a teenager in the darkroom of my hometown newspaper.” Ross explains to us in an email. “For nearly 30 years, I’ve collaborated with my wife; we met in college while studying photography together. Together we run a studio in Vancouver Canada, specializing in commercial portraiture.” And it’s there where Ross has been operating. He also taught a professional photography program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts).

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