This Book … is a Camera!

December is almost upon us and being that time of year we thought we’d save you a “Gifts for Photographers” Google search with this incredibly cute photography book with a twist.

It’s a camera!

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Designed by the brilliant Kelli Anderson, this wonderful little stocking filler would be a joy for child or adult alike. At a price of just $29 it’ll be hard to resist for Continue reading

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What would a Picture Book look like without any Pictures?

One of Phogotraphy’s favourite artists Jasper Elings, has created an insightful picture book without pictures.

Picturebook without pictures, Jasper Elings.
Picturebook without pictures, Jasper Elings.

As the Internet age brought forth picture sharing, it was inevitable that some pages didn’t load smoothly and when pictures don’t load properly a placeholder is used instead. Elings has cleverly taken these images and subverted our idea of what a picture book should look like, instead creating a conceptual photographic art book full of imagination and wit. This is what the empty internet looks like, and it is actually surprisingly colourful. Continue reading

Inspired: The Photographer’s Playbook

Winter is coming, inspiration is waining, cameras are getting used less, photographers are losing their way. At Phogotraphy we’ve discovered a wonderful little book by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern that aims to combat that lack of confidence by tasking readers with small non-laborious tasks, often whimsical in nature. The Photographer’s Playbook.

The pair courted 307 people who’d touched their lives in some way and had in turn dedicated much of their own to photography. Anna Fox, Continue reading

Nuggets of Gold in Charlotte Cotton’s Reddit AMA

Last week acclaimed photography curator Charlotte Cotton, author of Photography as Contemporary Art and Photography is Magic (PiM), took some time out to do a Reddit AMA (ask me anything). Charlotte answered a whole bunch of questions on photography and it’s current status, and where she thinks it may be headed.

Charlotte Cotton's Reddit AMA proof pic.
Charlotte Cotton’s Reddit AMA proof pic.

She gave us some really interesting pearls of wisdom on how she curates exhibitions and plans her writing alongside some insights into Continue reading

A Pink Flamingo Explores The Oregon Trail

Documentary photographer Jack Latham is just about to release his first book ‘A Pink Flamingo‘, a beautifully documented photographic journey taken along the Oregon Trail.

Union, Nebraska at sunset. All images © Jack Latham/INSTITUTE
Union, Nebraska at sunset. All images © Jack Latham/INSTITUTE

The book takes its name from the fabulously kitsch Continue reading