Entries in Photography (5)



Cinematic photography would probably have to be my favorite type of photography. These images look like they could have been taken straight out of a movie. I find that very awesome. The subjects/models have such a depth to them, that they fully take on a character of their own. They don't look like ordinary people. They've got a story to tell and it's fun imagining what that story is just by looking at how they are photographed. I caught a glimpse of Alex Prager's photography a few weeks ago on Happenstance and had been meaning to blog about these so I'm glad I finally got around to it. 


Family Ties

Max Wanger is all over the place, isn't he? For good reason of course. His photography (along with many other awesome photographers) has reinvented the way people photograph their weddings, and family portraits. As some of you already know, wedding photography is booming right now. The new generation of couples that obsess over music, style, and design are starting to get married, demanding that their personalities show in their wedding photographs. I know this because my husband and I were one of those couples. But this is not about wedding photos, this is about an awesome family that had Max shoot their family session. If this isn't enough to get you excited to have a family, I don't know what is. These are the type of photos I want our kids digging through someday when they're older and looking to remember how life was when they were little. *First we have to have kids! 

Check out the rest of this family session here. So fun!


Alec Vanderboom's Story of a Girl

Alec Vanderboom is a my new favorite photographer. Based in the Midwest (but will travel anywhere), he shoots weddings, engagement sessions, portraits, and works on neat side projects like this "Story of a Girl" series, sharing photographic stories that he hopes inspire us all to seek adventure.

I wish I'd see more photographers do this. I imagine a lot of wedding photographers didn't start out by shooting weddings. I imagine they carried a camera around and took photos that inspired them. Photos that shared how they viewed the landscapes and people around them. Don't get me wrong, wedding photography has come a long way, it's a huge business, and there's photographers out there shooting dreamlike photos to die for. But, every now and then, when they're not busy shooting a wedding, I'd like to see them get back to sharing photos that they shoot for themselves. I want to see the world they see when it's not covered in suits, veils, wedding cakes, when they're not being commissioned, not stressing about getting all the family in one shot, and so on. Don't you think that would be fun? 

That being said, here's Alec Vanderboom's Story of a Girl, Parts 1-4:

There's a whole lot more photos from this series! View more from Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four.


Holga Goes Digital?

I was all over this as soon as I saw ABSOLUTMATERIALIST post it. Like many kewl kids these days, I also own a lomo camera. I've had a Diana+ for two years now and have only used it a handful of times. There was definitely an excitement that came when I first had it, but I quickly learned it was going to turn into an expensive hobby. Buying the film, getting it developed, etc. It adds up. What I enjoyed most about my lomo camera was not knowing how the photos would come out. You point and shoot and hope for an awesome photo. 

I later moved onto another fun little toy, the Zumi Digital Camera. It was the perfect size to carry everywhere, took 8mm style video and shot saturated stills similar to those that I was getting with the Diana+. And, it was digital. Just take the micro SD card out, place it in a card reader and bam, I've got my photos/videos!

So now the Holga has gone digital and I'm twirling my fingers in anticipation. "Even though Holga D is a digital camera, in order to achieve its simplicity, it reduces the feature set to absolute minimum. Even the display is not there! So your photographs remain mysterious until you download the images. This makes the experience quite similar to the good old film based cameras."-ABSOLUTMATERIALIST.com

This is definitely a prototype, but if you get your hands on more info, please do share!


Tim MacPherson

[Tim MacPherson via Designaside]

Photography like this makes me giggle. It's not often I find photographs that I would frame and hang on my walls, but these photos by Tim Macpherson are just too genius and fun not to. Check out the rest of his work! I'm sure you'll recognize some photos.