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MindShift Gear: Two New rotation180° Backpacks

MindShift Gear: Two New rotation180° Backpacks

The people from MindShift Gear will be releasing two new backpacks featuring their award-winning rotation 180º technology. The first will be the rotation180 Trail backpack and the second one the rotation180 Travel Away backpack. The rotation180º Trail Backpack is a a smaller and lighter camera backpack with rotation technology. Accessing gear outdoors has never been …

The Finest Cloth To Clean Your Lenses

The Finest Cloth To Clean Your Lenses

Cleaning your camera’s lenses should be a regular part of any camera owner’s maintenance. The best time to clean a lens is when it’s dirty – don’t get in the habit of cleaning it off daily as I did, because this will result in more damage than good. Every photographer has his own way and …


The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above is a new project by environmental designer Michael Pecirno that explores how public sculpture can find form and purpose entirely from its context. Situated behind a short fence, on a rolling grassy opening underneath three towering maple trees emerges the sculpture. Clad entirely in highly-polished stainless steel, The Air Above reflects vignettes …

GAT x Sony Mobile x Ballabeni

GAT x Sony Mobile x Ballabeni

We have been invited by Sony Mobile to the famous Munich-based ice cream manufacture Ballabeni for a workshop on how to make ice cream. Ballabeni’s workshop is a place to experiment, with ice cream, and to try and learn. We had been working in groups competing against each other and the 3 winners of the …

The Unseen Stories Of Humanity

The Unseen Stories Of Humanity

Drift by Brooklyn-based young talent Brook DiDonato seeks to blur the boundaries of reality by integrating real narratives with surreal visual elements. DiDonato’s background in photojournalism taught her the power of visual storytelling. Photojournalism isn't about fiction, but it shows us how photographs like ‘Napalm Girl’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut could change the way we …


hi you are beautiful how are you? By Valerie Phillips

hi you are beautiful how are you? By Valerie Phillips

hi you are beautiful how are you? (Longer Moon Farther, ISBN 978-0-9543403-5-3) Is a culmination of the meetings of photographer Valerie Phillips and Swedish artist and sometime model Arvida Byström. Phillips has been photographing Byström for the past two years. Introduced to each other by a mutual friend who intuited the creative relationship that has …

VSCO – The Gold Standard Of Film Emulation

VSCO – The Gold Standard Of Film Emulation

Apple has told 9to5Mac that that the company will be ceasing development of their photo editing software Aperture for pro photographers and the consumer version iPhoto, offering Photos for OS X as a replacement. Some time ago we had been writing about VSCO's Aperture tools, but a lot of photographers, including myself, use Adobe's Lightroom …

Does Yellow Run Forever?

Does Yellow Run Forever?

Does Yellow Run Forever? (MACK, ISBN 978-191016406-8 , $50) is an intimate and quite personal book by Paul Graham which also manages to subtly question what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world? The work weaves in and out of three groups of images: photographs of …


A Hong Kong Memoir By Fan Ho

A Hong Kong Memoir By Fan Ho

Photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. He spent many years capturing the grit, congestion and vibrancy of mid-Twentieth Century Hong Kong. Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir (Modernbook Editions, 101 dual-color plates, $75) is the latest book by the photographer and completes the trilogy Fan Ho …

Camera-Less By Taylor Curry

Camera-Less By Taylor Curry

Photography has been used since its advent as a tool for indexing. Cliché verre is a combination of painting and or drawing, with photography. Cliché verre is French. Cliché is a printing term: a printing plate cast from movable type; while verre means glass. The Plant, Fish, Feathers and Founding Fathers are all created use …

Tokyo At Night

Tokyo At Night

After sunset, there is no lack of activities to enjoy in Tokyo. Sight-seeing, dining or just chilling out, there is always something for everyone to do. Tokyo is vast: it's best thought of not as a single city, but a constellation of cities that have grown together. At over 12 million people in the official …


People Of The Sea By Ingo Gebhard

People Of The Sea By Ingo Gebhard

Portrait photographs have been made since virtually the invention of the camera. The sitting time in the middle of the 19th century for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. German photographer Ingo Gebhard has gone back to slowness with his …

Come Out Of The Cupboard And #Buttonup

Come Out Of The Cupboard And #Buttonup

The original ‘button up’ is breaking new ground for Ben Sherman as they return to their roots with the AW14 collection. Buttoning up is a deliberate style that exudes ‘Britishness’ and personal pride. Buttoning up the top button of your shirt is something that's been done to Ben Sherman shirts since 1963. getaddictedto got involved …


Rotation180° Panorama, The Rapid Access Camera Backpack

Rotation180° Panorama, The Rapid Access Camera Backpack

MindShift Gear is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who are dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about photography. The photo gear company was founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo. The Rotation180° Professional (exterior dimensions: 13.5" W x 22.5" H x 10.5" D, total weight 2.5 kg, …

Exit Ghost By Kai Bornhöft

Exit Ghost By Kai Bornhöft

The cover of the photo book Exit Ghost (Langhans, edition of 500, roughly $45) by German photographer Kai Bornhöft is made of real concrete. Inside the object are printed full page images from analog black and white photographs. They are slowly revealing the subject of the photo series, telling the story of how something comes …

Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Exhausted, abandoned, wounded, the collection of cars captured by Sébastien Girard are in fact desperate. Girard's documentary Desperate Cars (self-published in an edition of 500) takes a look at the autos around his suburban neighborhood in Toulouse, France. We find them in the middle of the night, broken wrecks bearing the scars of their mad …


Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

It was the winter of 1985, when photographer Brian Rose decided to explore New York's Meatpacking District with his 4x5 view camera. Early in the morning before dawn, it was a scene of carnage as men grappled with meat carcasses hanging from hooks under metal awnings along the streets. At night, a different sort of …

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

"Fifty years ago, the Forge River and Moriches Bay, of Long Island’s south shore lagoonal system, achieved notoriety when their polluted conditions were alluded to in a report of the US President’s Science Advisory Committee (1965). The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated the bay throughout the 1950s, identifying duck farming as the cause of 'objectionable', …

Our Own Individual New York

Our Own Individual New York

Our own individual New York is a set of photos by photographer Hermes Pichon displaying the ‘individual’ within his/her space in the city … "or perhaps about the city and the space left for the individual," as the photographer states. In terms of street photography you need to be open to anything. It’s different from …


Pandora's Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

Pandora’s Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

To accompany a major retrospective of the work of Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta at Media Space, London, Mack publishes the first English translation of his renowned essay collection: Pandora's Camera (ISBN 978-191016403-7, $25 or available as Kindle Edition). Considering the technological shift photography has undergone in recent years. Fontcuberta uses the motif of Pandora’s box to …

The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

Photographer Jedediah Johnson once took a personality test that he felt was very acurate. "It said that people with my specific personality type like to collect people and experiences." That's what his Makeout Project is all about, his interactions with people and a shared experience beween the photographer and his subjects. For the images, he …

The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

There are lots of presets out there for sale emulating the look of film, but finding a really good one that accurately reproduces the look of specific types of film is not an easy task. Because of the nudge of a friend, I decided to look into this new one a little further and I …