8 Photographers Share Their Love of Medium Format Photography (NSFW)

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Medium format film photography remains highly popular in the modern era. Analog enthusiasts and pros swoon over medium format film cameras, lusting for the images they produce. We’ve published many photographers over the past 11 years that use a range of cameras in this niche. All of them create fantastic work. In this piece, we reflect on some of our favorites, sharing their excellent medium format film photography with you.

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Ryan Struck Tackles Trash Situation Through Rockaway’s Beach Bins

All photos by Ryan Struck. Used with permission.

When Ryan Struck moved to Rockaway in Queens, New York City three years ago, the dirty beaches immediately caught his attention. Growing up going to the beaches of New Jersey and having fostered a deep connection to the ocean as a surf photographer, this was a significant departure from the picturesque seaside towns he was used to. Compelled by all emotions brought by the sight of litter, overflowing garbage bins, and dumpster diving seagulls, he turned to what he naturally does when faced with something striking or different: taking photos. Without realizing it, he shot what would later be the Rockaway’s Trash series.

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Przemyslaw Kruk Used Infrared Photography to Capture These Haunting Landscapes

All images by Przemyslaw Kruk. Used with Creative Commons Permission.

A quick survey of the portfolio of Polish photographer Przemyslaw Kruk shows imposing landscape photographs of sprawling fields, mountain ranges, hills, and more. I don’t know about you, but I even feel just a little overwhelmed at the power these images give off. It’s probably due to all those wide open spaces and colossal landforms which masterfully blends together. Magical Landscapes. Infrared. Poland, however, is a completely different story – the opposite of Przemyslaw’s usual fare, actually. This series is whimsical, with each image looking as if they’re pages taken straight out of a fantasy storybook. Here, the fields and trees are white, and the skies are unnatural shades of blue.

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Alex Teltevskiy: A Filmmaker’s Take on Analog Photography

All images by Alex Teltevskiy. Used with permission.

Alex Teltevskiy is a photographer whose mind works with a bit of eccentricity. He loves photography and has loved film since starting in it. But then he went digital and fell back in love with film. He experiments with various films, looks and cameras. His passion is driven by a load of things, and like more film photographers should, he understands how to get the looks that suit his creative vision.

Alex submitted to be featured in our Analog zine, and I’m sharing his submission here. For more of Alex’s work, I strongly suggest checking his Instagram, Tumblr, Behance and Youtube page.

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Four Modern Analog Film Photographers With Inspiring Work

Analog photography is back and here to stay. Though that isn’t to discredit what digital photography is all about, there’s a special Je Ne Sais Quoi about analog photography that involves the process and the more personal nature involved with being in the zone and the moment at all times. To get even more photographers excited about analog, we’re putting together a special zine later on this year which we’re trying to Kickstart. You can support it here and check out the work of four of the photographers who will be showcased.

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Daniel Zvereff’s Valley of the Moon Looks to Humanize the Middle East

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All images by Daniel Zvereff. Used with permission.

Photographer Daniel Zvereff is always doing crazy cool documentary photo projects, but his recent travels to Jordan try to show more of the normalcy of the Middle East. “I think living in America we tend to have an altered view of life in Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries. A lot of news reports and films focus on one aspect of society in these countries that portray a violent vision of daily life.” states Daniel. “While there are absolutely terrible things happening to good people in these volatile regions there is also a lot of normalcy that goes on–People have their daily routines, worry about cell phone reception, and so on.” With Jordan, Daniel wanted to focus on a positive image of a country that while being surrounded by places with a tainted reputation has really managed to stay safe and in control.

Daniel told us that in order to blend in and get along better with the locals, he brought his skateboard. “It’s the ultimate tool to traveling the world and seeing every city/country from an insiders perspective, and just in general meeting a lot of great people.”

Daniel’s “The Valley of the Moon” is after the jump. Be sure to also check out Daniel’s Introspective and Faroe projects.

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Exhilarating New Red Epic Video of an Amazing Free Solo Climb

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It’s been a while since we’ve featured an awesome video shot with a Red Epic cinema camera but we’re going to make up for all that lost time today… with an awesome, toe-tingling free-solo video no less!

Just over a month ago, on January 15, rock climber Alex Honnold, known for his amazing feat of free solo climbing the Yosemite Triple Crown, free-soloed the 2,500-feet high bigwall route on Mexico’s El Toro named El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path). For those of you who are not familiar with rock climbing terms, free solo is a technique where a climber climbs without the help of any ropes or harnesses. Honnold’s 3-hour climb wasn’t as ambitious of an attempt as his climb of Yosemite’s top granite summits but none can argue that it is just as impressive and exciting – especially because they caught every heart-stopping step in crazy angles with a Red Epic mounted on a octocopter from SkySight.

Filmed for The North Face, this 6-minute collaborative video by SkySight and Camp4Collective follows Honnold through his preparations (aka scraping and pulling vegetation off the cracks in the path) as well as his actual climb, filmed in new perspectives that makes the entire thing even more exhilarating.

See it for yourself after the jump.

Via Wired
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