Thursday, February 25, 2010
The history, the architecture its all just mind blowing... I know I know its no La Sagrada Familia, but I'm a huge fan of anything that came out of the 20's and Art Deco is my kind of style...
I hope Florida knows how good they have it with pretty buildings like this one in West Palm Beach to take photos of when ever they gosh darn please!
How about you travelled anywhere interesting lately? Don't be shy, show us your photos :)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
They are estimated to bring a whopping $7.5 million to $11.5 million at Sotheby's come June 21-22 - hard to believe anyone has that much cash floating about given these tough economic times we all be living in these days!
Word on the mean streets is about 70 percent of the images are Polaroid prints including 400 by non other than Ansel Adams... the master of photography himself! Good lord what I wouldn't do to get my grubby little mittens on one of the prints! shame i don't have a lazy few hundred thousand green backs stashed under my mattress because a original Ansel Polaroid would look rather lovely in my living room!
The collection belonged to Edward land, founder of this little thing we like to call a Polaroid, Some big bad bankruptcy court in Minnesota is forcing Polaroid to sell the collection to pay off creditors.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thanks god for lucky sons of bitches such as Matty J, doing it tough day in day out bring a taste of salt water to our daily grind. Check out two of his shots above, a little out of the norm for the ocean based photographer who surprises us every now and then with a polagraphic treat.
Sign up for the sea life here
Friday, February 19, 2010
Needless to say i was dizzy with envy when i received these shots above from fellow lomo nerd Matthew Kovacs who is currently traveling the world taking beautiful pictures! Stay tuned for a link to more of his amazing compositions. Man I'm jealous! I tell you the only thing keeping me sane is that will be me next year and ill be taking better care of my lomo this time, dont you worry about that!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This little plastic case of mine does the job nicely but Its no where near as pretty as the paper albums above! Yeah Yeah they only hold 10 Polaroids, but what a great gift idea... or way to keep miniature volumes of your Polaroid adventures!
They are designed and printed by a lass called Lindsey who was inspired by a little paper photo album she found at an antique store! Keen to get your mittens on some, she sells them through her Etsy store here
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Two of my favorite models would have to be the swingers from the 60s and the SX70s from the 70s but still I cant go past the bright and wacky joy of the special editions from the 1980s and even 90s (yes that was 20 years ago now)... I thought I was doing OK with my red cool cam, taz loony toon Polaroid, job pro and amigo 610 until i came across this guy who has over 930 Polaroid cameras in his collection!
While I don't ever think I'll obtain that many, as my boyfriend would most likely leave me, I am still constantly on the hunt for another weirdly wonderful and wonderfully weird Polaroid for my collection, Ive come across a McDonald's Polaroid before but they are just so expensive, hows a girl supposed to eat AND feed her Polaroid addiction i ask you?
The main models that seem to be out there for sale are of the barbie, cool cam variety - hell I've even seen a clear one once, I'm talking totally transparent, it was a glorious thing of beauty. I would love to hear about any crazy Polaroid models you have come across in your travels...
Oh and if you are looking to add to your own collection there are some great ones going on EBay here, here, here and here!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Seems Nat, whom ever he/she is spent a little time in Rio this past January, Nat and his/her friends were presented with a opportunity to tour the slums built up on the hillsides that surround the city, also called favelas they are intricate and crowded places that many travellers would be wary of entering. The best-known favela in Rio is Cidade de Deus, which I have blogged about here before as its where the amazing City of God movie was set.
Nat was amazed at how fascinated the towns people were with the LCD screen on his/her camera... wanting to give something back they returned to town to buy as many disposable cameras as they could and handed them out in the slums the next day. Out of 32 cameras they were given 26 back and developed the shots and shared them with the young armature photographers, most of which had never even picked up a camera.
The shots are truly amazing, not to mention humbling, you can see a few of the results above but be sure to check out the rest of the photos here, read the whole story then scroll to the bottom for gallery's
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
You can order all kinds of film here... go slow on your credit card now its a little too easy to get carried away!
The photo above is thanks to cheap plastic goodness
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Check out some more palm tree love here on his site... How about you? Taken any wonderful photos of palm trees lately?
You can sign up to contribute to this wicked little project here and can pretty much start uploading right away.... your photos will be used to create a massive quilt/mural of the world as it is in 2010... Your photo/s (everyone involved will have at least 1 up) shall be included in the exhibition held on July 9th, 2010 at Brooklyn Art Library.. Pretty nifty huh!
You can read (and see) more of and about these awesome camera's here, here and here!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Check out another of her raw, hard gritty captures of everyday life above (she really seemed to love old ladies in expensive furr's) and read another piece of the puzzle here...
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
It took him days to look through all of her work and even inspired him to pick up a camera and start shooting for himself. John also bought her same camera and took to the same streets soon to realize how difficult it was to make images of her caliber. John says "I discovered the eye she had for photography through my own practice. Needless to say, I am attached to her work"
As for Vivian herself and her photos here is what John has uncovered thus far....
The auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. After some researching John figured out that Central Camera (110 yr old camera shop in Chicago) had encountered Vivian from time to time when she would purchase film. From what they knew of her, she was standoffish but outspoken at the same time. She lived in the Rogers Park neighborhood, in Chicago.
John has about 30-40,000 negatives in the collection, about 15,000 of these are still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960's-1970's. John has been successfully developing these rolls with about 600 yet to develop.
Sadly John owned the photos for a year before he decided to google this amazing woman and track her down. He was shocked to find she passed away just a week before his search began leaving a lot of question unanswered forever.... I hope you enjoy her photos as much as i have, Ive placed a small sample above, you can find the rest of her collection, growing by the day thanks to Johns dedication to this project here on blogger.
Check out more of the dudes beautiful travel photos as he dashes across America here! Where is it in the world you want to take your photo?