Photography

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

Imaginative Taipeh-based photographer Puzzleman Leung captures mysterious, humorous and blurred scenes that the young talent creates in his mind. Influenced by Guy Bourdin and Rinko Kawauchi the resulting unique images radiate something timeless as if Puzzleman captured a fleeting moment that might not even took place in real life. With a tendency to "off color" …

Into The Wild

Into The Wild

Whether hiking through the mountains, paddling on a silent lake, or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization, more and more of us are turning to the great outdoors for a touch of adventure or simply seeking peace and balance. The book The Outsiders (Gestalten, ISBN 978-3-89955-513-4, $60) captures the refreshing …


Lost And Found: The Lao Textile Museum

Lost And Found: The Lao Textile Museum

We love to discover the beauty of things, we love to explore new and traditional places around the world, to meet interesting people and make new friends. That's how we came across to meet the family who run Lao Textile Museum in Vientiane, Laos–Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the …

PicQuest Is Trying To Put Photography On The Map

PicQuest Is Trying To Put Photography On The Map

Photographers are all around us. They take great shots. Rarely people get to see these photos, as client and photographer don't know each other. PicQuest is a start-up trying to put photography on the map and make it easy to find a photographer around, contact and follow and maybe hire his services. Get notified of …

Polaroids From The Middle Kingdom By Lukas Birk

Polaroids From The Middle Kingdom By Lukas Birk

These Polaroids from the Middle Kingdom are a series of images from contemporary China from 2008-2010 but captured on expired film from the 1980s. Compiled as Polaroids from the Middle Kingdom: Old and New World Visions of China (Glitterati, ISBN 978-0-9881745-6-6, $45), the photographer’s second book, Austrian-born multimedia artist Lukas Birk once again peeks behind …


Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry’s work is characterized by a reflection on the ubiquity of the image in contemporary society and the possibility of redefining known visual codes and interpretative habits. Lassry’s multi-media practice explores the current status of images as the point where multiple modes of production and reception merge. In just a few years Lassry (b. …

Light Fall By Guido Baselgia

Light Fall By Guido Baselgia

In the course of the past six years, Swiss photo artist Guido Baselgia has realised an extraordinary monograph entitled Light Fall (Scheidegger & Spiess, ISBN 978-3-85881-420-3, roughly $90), accompanied by essays by Andrea Gnam, lecturer and photo critic, and photo publicist, Nadine Olonetzky. In Ecuador, Norway, Tierra del Fuego and the Swiss Alps, his large-format camera …

Plug & Play Hand-Held Camera Stabilizer

Plug & Play Hand-Held Camera Stabilizer

Based in Berlin, Germany Felix Kochbeck and his team have developed LUUV over a year. It looks like a hooter, but it's an innovative plug & play hand-held camera stabilizer for actioncams and smartphones with a completely 3D-printed shell that allows everyone to shoot steady footage. It is geared to the needs and wants of …


Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Created in celebration of Leica‘s 100th anniversary, the Berlin camera bag is a limited edition bag designed by ONA for the Leica M-System. The Berlin ($369) is handcrafted with full-grain leather that will develop a rich patina over time. The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one …

The Ganglion Interactive Lamp

The Ganglion Interactive Lamp

The Ganglion is an interactive lamp that uses the lens from an old darkroom 75mm F/4N enlarging lens to control the amount of light that is let through. The lightbulb inside of the body is 800 lumen which is considerably bright. Daniel Kaufman, a junior studying design at Carnegie Mellon University explains the two functions …

360° Lifestyle Cam

360° Lifestyle Cam

Bring it on! This small form factor and rugged waterproof design is ready for any adventure. The USA-primarily based firm EyeSee360 has designed 360Fly, a camera that captures 360° horizontal x 240° vertical making it the widest viewing camera in the world. With the ability to attach to helmets, tripods, bikes, boards, and more, it's …


White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos

White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos

Glitterati Incorporated releases White Trash Uncut (Glitterati, ISBN 978-0-9891704-6-8, $50), Christopher Makos' cult classic redux from 1977 as a Deluxe Edition. This raw, beautiful book chronicled the downtown NYC punk scene, interspersed with portraits of Uptown Boldface names like the designer Halston and Andy Warhol, who called Makos the "most modern photographer in America" and …

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

The Wolfsburger art prize 2014 Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst is awarded to the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (see portrait above by Norman Konrad). The award is coupled both with an exhibition in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and with a considerable publication and and included prize money of 80,000 euros. Furthermore there will be an acquisition …


Stained Ground By Taewon Jang

Stained Ground By Taewon Jang

Following the cathedrals of the modern era–the industrial plants–in this photo book titled Stained Ground (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775737845, $55) Korean artist and photographer Taewon Jang traveled to abandoned steel factories, nuclear reactors, cooling towers, storage containers, or briskly working oil refineries in order to document and to depict the traces of humans’ effort to …

Horizons By Sze Tsung Leong

Horizons By Sze Tsung Leong

Horizons (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775737890, $68) by Sze Tsung Leong is a series of photographs that begun in 2001 and depict expansive but detailed views of a broad spectrum of environments throughout the world. The British-American artist, who is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery, combines wide-angle photographs of landscapes from throughout the world that exhibit fundamental, …

Pikin Slee By Viviane Sassen

Pikin Slee By Viviane Sassen

Renowned Amsterdam-based fashion photographer Viviane Sassen's newest book Pikin Slee (Prestel, ISBN 978-3791349534, $49.95) was inspired by the exotic beauty of an isolated Surinamese village: Pikin Slee is the second-largest village on the Upper Suriname River. Known for her unique approach to fashion photography, Sassen has taken yet another stylistic detour in her latest collection, her …


Kesh Angels By Hassan Hajjaj

Kesh Angels By Hassan Hajjaj

These vibrant portraits by Hassan Hajjaj are taken from his ongoing Kesh Angels project in which Moroccan ladies dressed in veils and djellabah pose confidently in designer labels on motorcycles. Born in Larache, Morocco, in 1961, Hassan Hajjaj left Morocco for London at an early age. Heavily influence by the club, hip-hop, and reggae scenes of …

What Is A Photograph?

What Is A Photograph?

Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A photograph?" The medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation–until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface. …

John Cyr's Photo Book Of Photographer Developer Trays

John Cyr’s Photo Book Of Photographer Developer Trays

The darkroom development room is a place of discovery most photographers. Developer Trays (Powerhouse Books, ISBN 978-1576876879, $35) is Brooklyn-based master photography printer John Cyr's tribute to the craft and art he has spent his career perfecting, the place where that magic happens: the developing tray itself. As sure as the age of silver has come …


Hollywood Lighting In The Palm Of Your Hand

Hollywood Lighting In The Palm Of Your Hand

The GL-1 Power LED ($699) by Lowel is a powerful, handheld, focusable & dimmable, photo-quality tungsten (3000K color temperature) color light that lets you light quickly and effectively on the go for an aprox 1 hr full brightness per full battery charge. Its 8:1 focus range lets you zero in, to highlight your subject with a …

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Postcard Book

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Postcard Book

The mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs, California, photographed by New York-based, self-taught photographer Dolly Faibyshev, is presented in 32 postcards entitled Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Postcard Book (Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 978-0764345210, $12.99). With its pockets of mid-century houses on perfectly manicured lawns, Palm Springs, California is like a suburban time capsule, where much of …

The Easiest Way To Create, Share, And Discover Stories

The Easiest Way To Create, Share, And Discover Stories

Storehouse (free download) bills itself as "The easiest way to way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories." It lets you pull in your images from everywhere and arrange them into elegant and minimalist narratives. The app makes laying out your content so easy that anybody can create beautiful stories. Easily add photos and videos …