Tim Kemple is an adventure photographer who recently partnered with F-Stop gear to create a series called, “Life in Focus.” He has shot campaigns for North Face, Black Diamond, and loads of others. Tim’s work has also been featured many times by Phase One as he takes his gear out to capture vast landscapes and death-defying scenes.
In between hikes, we had some time to chat with Tim about his work and the spirit of adventure.
You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but I’ve always been reticent about honestly fulfilling such a request. I have often perceived it as the equivalent of a wife or girlfriend asking, “Do I look fat in this?” A frank, honest answer to that question is likely not going to end well.
However, you have been insistent about receiving such concise, unrestrained and to-the-point-feedback. So, I feel inspired to share with you why your pictures suck.
This is a followup to our original post about aspiring photographers getting caught in traps when they’re first starting out. The list of potential pitfalls is extensive, but some traps are quite common. These are the ones you must avoid at all cost if you want your business to thrive. Protect your career! I’ve been working full-time as a professional for over seven years. I learned the hard way. You don’t have to!
If you’ve never heard of Bruce Davison before, I’m glad to say that today is a lucky day of yours and that you’ll be inspired by such a humble and wonderful aged photographer far beyond the egotistical creatives out there. Davidson has worked on many photo essays for Magnum, and has even inspired the likes of Eric Kim. Now in his eighties, Davidson continues to work as an editorial photographer. His photographs appear around the world and in many museums. Also, Davidson has directed two award-winning short films, a documentary titled Living off the Land and a more surreal tale titled Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard.
Today, Reddit turned us onto two videos of his published last year by Tate Photos. Davidson has photographed Brooklyn Gangs in the late 50s–which is what he is best known for. However, the videos above and below show off even more of his work such as those on London’s streets and in the subways.
If you’re in the mood to be inspired and maybe even shed a tear, these are worth kicking back and watching.
How many of you have ever built a camera? And if you have, how many of you have built a really big camera? We’re not talking about your typical 8×10 format, we’re going big. One year ago prior to the publishing of this story, I interviewed Andrea Pizzini–one of the creators of the Cube. The Cube isn’t something from the Star Trek universe, but it is still a very big feat of engineering. This Cube is a camera that must be dismantled, reassembled, and that shoots positives of more than 3 feet by 3 feet.
We decided to catch up with Andrea to see how the project has been coming along.
The Great Gatsby is one of the latest movie crazes this year, and part of it is all about the looks and styling–just like Mad Men. But there is a lot that goes into the creation of these scenes from the wardrobe to the actual vision and everything to the editing. We scoured the web to try to find some of the best photo shoots inspired by the movie.