Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roxanna Kehew - 5 things I love about Film

Roxanna Kehew, a 20 year-old American photographer, is a student based-in North Carolina. She uses the Pentax ME Super as her main film camera. Besides photography, Roxanna is also a painter, classical guitar player, and a poetry writer.

"I can't say I've always shot with film camera, but I can say that I've grown more and more into it these months and it's because of the five reasons below." She shares.

1. The bittersweet anticipation of knowing my film being developed gives me great excitement and imagination of how I think my film will turn out. Even there's a mistake in the picture, it's a great surprise and mostly worth keeping.

2. When a fresh, new roll of film is in my hand, it gives me excitement and happiness of the new adventures and dressing up to come.

3. Shooting in natural light (in the sense of sunlight peeking in the room or sometimes no sun at all) is something I prefer and love. I think the natural light gives more emotions to a picture. The natural lighting makes beautiful shapes as it seeps in, sometimes penetrating the lace curtain. And with that beautifully decorating a room, it's simple to step right in it and be embraced by the light. Then, one, two, three, shoot!

4. These days, I like doing a photo shoot in my very home. In the future, I will explore outdoors with my camera in hand again, but for now, I contently like experimenting at home. People's faces or a part of their body is a work of art to me. I like to study and learn from them and show them their kind of personality on film.

5. Lastly, in my opinion, the difference with shooting with analog and digital is film, like I said the first time, it gives one a sweet anticipation as their film's being developed. And, I also think that film to me possesses a sensitive feeling when I'm shooting around. With this in mind, I find it difficult to show to people what I'm feeling, so the picture exposes this. And with digital, everything's there, all jumbled up. When you download the photo in your computer, you firstly edit it, but with film, I needn't edit anything about it. Everything's put in beautifully!

See more of her work at her photostream on Flickr.

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Stunning Portrait Film Photography by Can Dagarslani

Can Dagarslani, a 29 year-old Turkish film photographer, based-in Istanbul. He loves shooting with film after a period of time using digital cameras.

Can who was featured once in an interview on our website almost 1 year ago shoots mostly fine-art portrait with expressive colors and natural light.

See more of his work at

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Colourful Analogue Photos of La Boca

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa.

La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns.

As one of Buenos Aires's 48 barrios, La Boca is located in the city's south-east near its old port. The barrio of Barracas is to the west; San Telmo and Puerto Madero are to the north. In La Boca many of the residents are of mixed European descent. Mainly Italian, Spanish, German, French, Arab and Basque.

Hereunder are some colourful analogue photos of La Boca.

Untitled by ppuqq

Colorful by Walter Q's

Terracita by dgr

La Boca, Buenos Aires by exemplaryphotos

La Boca by saaravilhunen

Backside of El Caminito by Walk Robins

Caminito by Rafakoy

la boca by edward_meade

La Boca by naprisi

La Boca - Buenos Aires by dom mesquita

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Lady Clementina Hawarden - The First Fashion Photographer

Clementina Maude, Viscountess Hawarden, (1822 – 1865), commonly known as Lady Clementina Hawarden, was a noted portrait photographer of the Victorian Era, producing over 800 photographs mostly of her adolescent daughters. She was possibly the first photographer to be obsessed with the way fabric hangs on the female form.

Lady Hawarden turned to photography in late 1857 or early 1858, whilst living on the estate of her husband's family in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. A move to London in 1859 allowed her to set up a studio in her elegant home in South Kensington. There she took many of the characteristic portraits for which she is principally remembered, many of which include her adolescent daughters Isabella Grace, Clementina, and Florence Elizabeth. The furniture and characteristic decor of an upper-class London home was removed in order to create mise-en-scene images and theatrical poses within the first floor of her home.

While Isabella Hawarden is wearing a conventional day dress, her sister Florence is wearing some kind of fancy dress or theatrical costume around which a piece of white material has been draped in a way which echoes the shape of Isabella’s dress, ca. 1863-64.

Clementina sitting at the window with the same material draped around her, ca. 1862-63.

This picture of Isabella was used by Penguin for the cover of an edition of Wilkie Collins’ Woman in White. It’s an appropriate choice. The image has an air of the loneliness and mystery which is a feature of Lady Hawarden’s work, ca. 1862-63.

Isabella and Clementina in bohemian dress, ca. 1863-64.

Here’s Clementina on her own giving off an air of twentieth century ennui in front of some curious wallpaper, ca. 1862.

Isabella and Clementina playing out some psychodrama as if they were in a narrative painting, ca. 1862-63.

Clementina channelling high emotion in a study of light and shade, ca. 1862-63.

Clementina dressed as a man with Isabella in period costume, ca. 1863-64.

Clementina sitting by the window, ca. 1863-64.

Clementina Maude, ca. 1863-64.

Clementina on either side of the mirror another world, ca. 1862-63.

(Information from Wikipedia, via The Library Time Machine)

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Black and White Portrait Film Photography by Hadassi

Hadassi  is an English film photographer, based-in London. She loves shooting with film only, especially black and white. Each of her film photos is like an ethereal moment that was drawn from romanticism.

Hadassi shoots mostly portrait with natural light at sunrise in forests creating a nostalgic utopia.

See more of her work at her website.

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