What If You Took a Photo of Every Movement of Your Life?

We are suckered into thinking that we can only take photos if we travel to exotic places (India, Tokyo, NYC), if we have a super glamorous lifestyle, and if we have the latest cameras and fastest lenses. All of this is just bullshit that the camera companies and advertising companies try to feed you, to […]

Version II: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography

After about a hundred shots of espresso, the newest “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography” PDF Book is live. This version (Version II) is the newest and cleanest version that distills the wisdom of the masters. Better late than never as they say. The “ber” months have been tough on your admin balancing a […]

Student Photos: Film Street Photography Workshop in Dubai

Just finished the coolest workshop here in Dubai– the 2-day Experience the Magic of Film Workshop at Gulf Photo Plus 2016. The students all hit the streets with their cool film cameras , and we had a blast shooting film. Last time we talked with Dayv, he just finished his first book, High Street Low Street: […]

What if Smartphones Had The Same Image Quality as DSLR’s?

I think the main reason why people look down on smartphones is because they think its image quality isn’t “good enough” as DSLRS— which you can do fancy stuff like pixel-peep, “bokeh”, and trot around big lenses. Thirdly, generally the ergonomics of a smartphone device isn’t as good as holding a camera with a grip. […]

Mark Alor Powell Opens Up About His New Photobook: “Open At Noon”

Mark: Thanks. I knew I had a book somewhere with a good strong edit. A friend sent me a link to enter the Editorial RM Fotolibro award. Spent a good two months trying to find a sequence. The way I was working as a photographer from 2006- 2014. I wanted the book not to be […]

Street Photography: 50 Ways to Capture Better Shots of Ordinary Life

I am excited to announce that I (finally) published my first paper-back book: “Street Photography: 50 Ways to Capture Better Shots of Ordinary Life” in collaboration with DEXT; my Swedish publisher. This book has been a long time in the making. I first got contacted by DEXT a few years ago, and it was quite […]

If You Started Photography All Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?

I like the idea of not being a slave to your past. Not to be a slave of your past history, and to burn the ashes of your past self— and to leave no trace behind. I think one of the most liberating concepts in life is to everyday be a beginner. To always see […]

Strippers, wedding trucks and dinosaurs: the brilliant 50-year photography career of Ave Pildas

Leafing through the rest of his archive is an utter joy; uncovering reams of brilliant and off-kilter images taken throughout the photographer’s busy 50-year career which show a knack for that all important “decisive moment.” Ave grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and during the 1970s worked as art director for Hollywood’s Capitol Records, and went […]

Guardian strip Vibe Consultant is a hilarious send-up of media industry wankery

Lampooning media industry bullshit like a brightly coloured Nathan Barley, the Vibe Consultant comic strip by Kyle Platts is a hilarious and at times, troublingly real look into the oft-ludicrous world of reach. The strip was commissioned by The Guardian to appear on the back page of its monthly Guardian Guide, and sees the Vibe Consultant battle the […]