This app helps people who are blind or visually impaired to shoot better photos on their phone!
Designed by a Ph.D student at UC Santa Cruz, the app uses face detection and voice accessibility to communicate with the photographer.
Phillip Stearns electrocutes unexposed instant film with 15,000 volts.
He also pours various household chemicals (like bleach) onto the prints to make the colors and corrosion you see. The process is about as beautiful as the end result. You can watch how it’s done here.
We asked Phillip a few questions about his process:What inspired you to apply electricity to film as opposed to just chemicals?My explorations were guided most by what materials I had available. A big batch of this instant color film was being thrown out, presumably by a photographer in my building transitioning out of analog film. Two years ago, I received a batch of neon tubes and high voltage ballasts to drive them. After tinkering with interrupting the process of developing the film (after exposing to light) and discovering the painterly qualities such physical manipulations produced, I started to think about how else I work with the film.Through experimenting with digital cameras a couple of years prior to these experiments in film, I became aware of Hiroshi Suigimoto’s work of subjecting photopaper to electric discharges and thought that I could try something similar with the neon ballasts and the color film itself.
How did you go about making sure your process was actually safe to do?I caution, again, this is not safe. No one should try this on their own, unless assisted by a qualified electrician trained in dealing with high voltages, and a physician. Death by electrocution is quite real.Any other tips or comments you have for photographers who want to explore analog or digital experiments?Look at what you have around you. Use it differently. Look for potentials that exist just beyond, hidden within the normally prescribed perception of things. Play, but be smart about it. Be safe.
Smeared Skies Made from Hundreds of Stacked Photographs by Matt Molloy
We knew Brad Pitt was skilled in front of the camera, but who knew he was a photographer as well? Lomography posted images from a fantastic W Magazine editorial on the star’s life at home.
For the shoot, Brad found 40 rolls of expired Kodak Tech Pan film on Ebay. The intimate black and white photos offer a glimpse into the life of true super celebrities.
one of the raddest photos ive shot
michael varnadoe- nollie flip into the dam
Paul D. Andrews is a Dundee, Scotland based photographer and uses film and analogue cameras (35mm and 120 medium format and polaroid) in addition to an iPhone 4S and digital SLR. Photography become part of his life as a teenager working in film with his Zenit E. taking pictures of anthing and everything. He enjoys being outside and close to nature, and being based on the east coast of Scotland gives him opportunities to explore the hightlands, the lowlands and the beautiful beaches and coastline. However, the beauty of humanity in its urban environment is eqully fascinating to him and he enjoy the buzz of this photographic genre. Please visit artist’s Flickr or follow his Tumblr for more work.
ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard over at From the Lenz. The duo dropped high-powered Cyalume glow sticks in a variety of colors into various waterfalls in Northern California and then made exposures varying from 30 seconds to 7 minutes to capture the submerged trails of light as the sticks moved through the current.
The one camera we *don’t* have on our shelf — this LEGO camera that has moving parts. It was made by LEGO Suzuki!
The time a million lovely hot air balloons lifted off, and Valentina was there to capture it! In Cappadocia, Turkey.