Here’s an interesting short from VOX that will bring you up to speed on a certain controversy in photography. Most photographers, especially those who used to shoot with film (perhaps they still do) will be aware that the chemical process was geared towards fairer skin. However if you are of the younger, digital generation this will be an eyeopener…
From the sublime, to the ridiculous to the absurd. The selfie stick has officially morphed into the Selfie Spoon courtesy of the pranksters at Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We took a look at the Youtube advert that delicately portrays their new invention, and in the fashion it deserves picked out numerous factual inaccuracies.
Statement: “Everyone loves a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.”
This is wholly incorrect. I have Continue reading
Earlier this morning news broke concerning allegations that the Prime minister of the United Kingdom had performed an egregious act on a dead animal during an initiation into the infamous Bullingdon Club. The story was revealed in a a new book Call me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography which backs up its statements saying a source close to the MP has seen photographic evidence of the lewd act. We ask, can a photograph bring down a government?
Brace yourselves for a nerd boner of epic proportions. Scientists have managed to resolve enough pixels to directly image an exoplanet orbiting a star 60 light years away. It’s a six second video (shorter than a Vine even) but its contents give rise to a promise of what is in store for the future.
I firmly believe that photography is a powerful force for good in this world.
As reportage, it opens our eyes to tragedies we might otherwise ignore; as landscape or wildlife photography, it reveals a beauty we too often take for granted, and encourages us to treat the planet with the respect it demands; as portraiture, it reminds us that each person has uncharted and unfathomable depths to their humanity that we may never truly understand.
But there is a line. Cross it, and the art of photography is twisted into something that does harm—into vandalism, and animal cruelty, and doing outright harm to the environment in the name of a pretty picture.
This post is about the dark side of photography.
Abusing Your Subject
Jimmy McIntyre recently captured a photo he’s been dreaming of for years. In China, standing waist deep in the Li river, he finally shot a portrait of the famed cormorant fishermen.
But the experience came at a cost. Continue reading
Every once in a while you come across a series of images that explode off the page with a beautiful simplicity and Christopher Colville’s photographs have quite literally done just that – because they’re created using gunpowder!
Over the last few weeks our friends at Ilford Photo have been rolling out a series of retro posters to compliment their popular range of 35mm films. PhoGoTraphy has been given exclusive access to the as yet unreleased posters which you can view for the first time here and whet your appetite for some of that delicious black and white film.