The Denton Camera Exchange

23 Feb

The Denton Camera Exchange

Recently, The Vision Beautiful released a short 5-minute clip, on Armand Kohandani (the owner of the Denton Camera Exchange) as part of their people of Denton (Texas) Project. The clip profiles his love for analog photography and why he started the only photography shop in Denton.

Via Lomography

Vinyl Beauty By Colin Czerwinski

18 Feb

Vinyl Beauty By Colin Czerwinski

Vinyl Beauty | Colin Czerwinski

Colin Czerwinski is a music loving photographer from Bluffton, South Carolina. He captures images around town of sunsets, lakefronts, still lifes and more, but they all have a “fine art” feel to them. One group of images that stood out amongst all is other work was his documentation of his collection of vinyl records. The colors, the patterns, the simplicity and beauty really grabbed us, and as it turns out grabbed him a long time ago:

I grew up into music early on. My dad is a drummer (and engineer) and my mom was a jazz/dance instructor. I remember when I was younger, I would delve into my dads vinyl and just look at them because I thought they were so cool. There was something special about holding the vinyl and flipping it over to the B side that appealed to me. About 5 or 6 years ago, a friend of mine showed me a couple bands – The Menzingers and Algernon Cadwallader – and a few more, but he introduced to me this “underground” punk/emo/rock scene that I wasn’t aware of.

All these bands were releasing vinyl still and the colored variants that they were doing caught my attention. I immediately wanted to start finding bands that I liked (which is the more math-rock oriented stuff) and start collecting vinyl. Once you start collecting its really hard to stop, haha.

Although only a sampling of his collection is shown below, Colin has over 80 vinyl records and has produced a few now for his two bands Big Awesome and Henrietta.

I’m so glad we did! Its such a cool feeling to hold your own music thats actually tangible and real.

Vinyl Beauty | Colin Czerwinski

Visit:

Colin’s Portfolio
Colin on Tumblr
Colin on Twitter
Colin on Facebook
Colin on Instagram

Colin’s recommended record labels: Topshelf Records, Tiny Engines, Count Your Lucky Stars, Jetsam – Flotsam, Run For Cover, Sideonedummy, Flannel Gurl, Polyvinyl, Animal Style

Contact Colin

All images ©2015 Colin Czerwinski

Must-Have: The Polaroid Cube

23 Jan

Must-Have: The Polaroid Cube

The Cube, from Polaroid, is a fun new way to capture 1080p video or snap pics no matter where you are.

Use the built-in magnet (genius) to mount it quickly to any metal surface or use a myriad of GoPro-like mounts for bikes, tripods or for water protection. The camera is already splash resistant so you don’t have to worry too much if you don’t have it in a case.

Get yours today from our friends at Photojojo for a sweet $99.99.

Paige Nelson Photography

22 Jan

Paige Nelson Photography

Paige Nelson Photography

San Diego’s Paige Nelson is a young wanderlusting and light-loving photographer who finds herself inspired by the unique landscapes of her sun-drenched hometown. She began shooting back in 2009 thinking she wanted to be a photojournalist and now blurs the line between reality and the landscapes of our dreams to capture models and a lot of time just herself dangling at cliff’s edge. She’s hardly ever without a camera and you can tell, splitting time with her fine art work and commissions and weddings.

Enjoy a sampling of Paige’s curious and fearless images and be sure to visit her sites below to see more.

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Visit:

Paige’s Portfolio
Paige on Twitter
Paige on Flickr
Paige on Facebook

Contact Paige for your next fashion editorial, cookbook or commission, we have a feeling she’s not afraid to travel.

All images ©2015 Paige Nelson Photography

I Love You, California
by Jack Coleman

26 Nov

I Love You, California <br />by Jack Coleman

This short film by Jack Coleman features surfer Derrick Disney in California during Hurricane Marie. We dig it for it’s trippy analog 16mm footage, Derrick’s rad surf skills and the great filtered and technicolor moments. Enjoy!

Also check out why Jack Coleman shoots for the love of it:

Via Vissla

Kenny Hurtado Photography

13 Nov

Kenny Hurtado Photography

We were just introduced to the work Los Angeles-based Kenny Hurtado thanks to his Skying features for the surfbrand Vissla. Most of you are familiar with surf photography, but Kenny’s images are just different and we like that. “Skying” is a unique perspective on surf photography where the subject and sky are the main focus … the float, the speed of nearly flying through the air, the vastness of the ocean … they all make us want to paddle out.

Enjoy a sampling of Kenny’s images and be sure to visit his site and instagram links below to see more.

Visit:

Kenny’s Portfolio
Kenny on Vissla
Kenny on Instagram

Contact Kenny for your next surfing adventure.

All images ©2014 Kenny Hurtado | Via the fine folks at Vissla

Josh Letchworth for Mastercraft

24 Oct

Josh Letchworth for Mastercraft

We are big fans of Josh Letchworth and this week he released new work for the premier boat manufacturer Mastercraft. Josh and an assortment of pro surfers like Donavon Frankenreiter and legend Tom Curren traveled around Mexico and Hawaii blurring the lines between traditional surfing and the wake surfing the boat is capable of. Enjoy a sampling of the images and be sure to visit his links below for more mind blowing work for his other clients.

Visit:

Josh’s Portfolio
Josh’s Blog
Josh on Twitter

Contact Josh for your next lifestyle or action sports shoot.

Kaylin Amabile Photography

15 Oct

Kaylin Amabile Photography

25-year-old photographer Kaylin Amabile of Tampa, FL grew up with a mother who captured every moment and cataloged them in countless albums. This innate passion for moments eventually became a driving force in her own creative work to make beautiful sunlit and dreamy portraits. While she mainly creates images using her Nikon D300, she always has her trusty polaroid camera on hand as well.

“Photography for me is the sunlight coming through the window in the morning, the words at 3am I can never seem to express and the best way I can make sense of my surrounding world.”

Each image tells a story and Kaylin definitely has a connection to her subjects whether it’s a styled shoot, a wedding or something spontaneous.

“Every person has something new to offer, each with different unguarded moments to observe. I want to work with interesting faces with interesting stories to tell … open minded people willing to let the creative process run its course (a lot of times that includes rolling in the dirt or, if you’ve worked with me before you know, having random things stuck to your face, eyebrows or in your hair).”

Kaylin has only been focusing on her fashion/conceptual images for the last year and it seems there’s no stopping her. She’s available for commissions, fine art/gallery work and would love to collaborate with some musicians. If you want to own some of her images now, she has a store open with a variety of prints and wears as well.

Look below for a sampling of our favorite images from Kaylin’s portfolio and be sure to stick around for links to more of her work on Tumblr and more:

Visit:

Kaylin’s Portfolio
Kaylin on Twitter: @kamakebelieve
Kaylin on Instagram: @kamakebelieve
Kaylin on Tumblr
Kaylin on Facebook

Be sure to contact Kaylin for your next ethereal adventure.

©2014 Kaylin Amabile Photography

Must-Have: The Instax Wide 300

11 Sep

Must-Have: The Instax Wide 300

Just released yesterday is Fuji’s new Instax Wide 300, a new instant camera that uses their already available wide film (86mm x 108mm). The Instax Wide 300 available in Spring 2015 for $129 features an optical viewfinder, built-in electronic flash, a 95mm lens with two focus zones (0.9m to 3m & 3m to infinity), a tripod socket and a close-up adapter for macroish shots as close as 15.5-inches away from your subject.

This camera may look a little familiar to some as is kind of a mixture of a few older Fuji cameras like the 500AF (not originally available in US) and the 210 models.

Our friend Cheyenne Morrison of Big Shot Polaroids breaks down the comparisons here.

Also new from Fuji:

Fuji also released a pretty new brown/silver colorway of the Mini 90 camera (featured in December) that’s sure to look good in everyone’s hands.

The Wild and Weird World
of Handy Andy Pandy

28 Aug

The Wild and Weird World<br />of Handy Andy Pandy

Andy hails from Melbourne, Austrailia and uses is wacky sense of humor and Photoshop skills to make interesting, weird and sometimes arresting photos every day. Today Andy’s on 352 of his own 365 journey to create something new and different each day, he’s usually the subject, but sometimes he enlists friends in the action. While he’s not a photographer full-time, he’s addicted to making images and isn’t scared to wreck his apartment, show his emotions, or get messy or sticky to create his wild and weird images. Enjoy a selection of Andy’s images and be sure to check out his site and flickr for more. Say hello and encourage him to make it another 13 days to finish his 365 strong!


Visit:

Andy’s Portfolio
Andy on Flickr
Andy on Facebook
Andy on Twitter: @handyandypandy
Andy on Fstop Lounge

©2014 Handy Andy Pandy

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