If you’re one of those people who’s been awoken in the middle of the night by a photo falling off of your wall, you may want to consider what SwapSnap is trying to offer. Essentially, they’re a photo printing company that is trying to let you print your images with them and hang the images on your wall without damaging your walls. Essentially, the system uses a grippy surface that sticks to your wall and then uses magnets to hold the photos up. You can then place photos slightly over one another in an overlay fashion.
There’s been a growing trend in the photography world for a few years now where photographers tend to blend their poetry into working alongside their photos. Think of it as captioning or almost like writing those really great posts on Instagram; except that it’s poetry. Many photographers even make them into books or collaborate with other artists to do them.
Either way, we’d love to feature those more artistic parts of the photography world and we’re currently taking submissions. Details are below.
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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.
All images by Manu Cabanero. Used with permission.
Photographer Manu Cabanero has been working on the Splash Wars series for a really long time now. Inspired by the fantastic work of Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, Manu combined his love of the Star Wars franchise to create milky portraits of many iconic characters in the series.
Every now and again Lomography comes out with some weird, limited edition film: and the most recent was Lomography f2/400 in 35mm. The film, which allegedly was aged over a number of years in oak wine casks, was a negative film. Surely it’s expired, but as every experienced film photographer will tell you, freezing the film greatly negates the effects of expiration. That’s more or less how Lomography stored it–at least according to reports and their semi-cryptic press release. My favorite film from the company was Sunset Stripe, though f2/400 was perhaps the easiest to use.
I keep saying “was” because the film is now gone.
All images by Tracy Barbour. Used with permission.
I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy Barbour recently at the Lomography NYC store and quickly found that we’ve got a lot in common. She loves film, is a street photographer, lives in Brooklyn, was in the Army, and she’s got a problem with her eyesight that affects the way she creates images. Commonalities aside though, Tracy is a pretty fantastic documentary photographer who, in 2007, joined a media group as a freelance music photographer and photojournalist. She hasn’t looked back since.
Core to Tracy’s work is her love of working with people. And while her brother unfortunately passed, her creative motivations changed from doing studio work to trying to tell stories. Hence, the Grief and Grace Project.
This post is short, sweet, and to the point: if you want to ever stop being dominated by creative ruts as a photographer the best thing you can possibly do for yourself is to surround yourself in positivity and creative energy. Sounds crazy, right? You could say that, but it’s the truth and every business owner who has weathered being within inches of bankruptcy will tell you exactly that.
So how do photographers surround themselves with positivity?
Today, Epson is announcing their brand new 12000XL large format scanner designed to scan large documents and photo prints. Capable of scanning 12.2 x 17.2 inch images with 2400 x 4800 DPI, you’re bound to be able to either load a bunch of prints onto here or just scan really large photos. There are two versions: the Expression 12000XL-GA designed for professional graphic artists, museums, and forensic labs, and the Expression 12000XL-PH designed for photographers and film preservationists.
Considering our audience, you’re probably going to want to go for the latter–which will result in you shelling out $3,429. The press release is after the jump.