Distant Shores by Chris Burkard

3 Apr

Distant Shores by Chris Burkard

Distant Shores ($39.95) is the newest coffee table book from award-winning surf and travel photographer Chris Burkard. In the large 180-paged book, Chris shares some of his best surf trips to remote and distant locations around the world.

While the human element is there in nearly all his images, it’s the wild and beautiful nature that really take center stage.  The work is really amazing as evidenced by just a small sampling below:

Be sure to get your yourself a copy and check out the rest of Burkard’s goods at his shop or follow his amazing journeys on Instagram.


Chris Burkard Studio
Chris Burkard shop
Chris on Instagram
Chris on Facebook

All images © 2014 Chris Burkard | Via Huckberry

The Amazing Paper-cut Art
of Zim and Zou

27 Mar

The Amazing Paper-cut Art<br /> of Zim and Zou

We’re always blown away at the care and craft that goes into the French-duo Zim & Zou’s paper-cut artwork and when they make a new camera we always get excited. Their latest paper-cut camera was made for the official poster of the SXSW Film Festival 2014 (Created in collaboration with Gravillis, inc.) In addition to the “film” camera and elements, they created some key Austin symbols like the Paramount Theater, Food Trailer Parks, and the South Congress Bridge bats.

Gravillis said,

“Our goal was to create a poster that did not feel like it could be easily digitally reproduced. Ultimately, we wanted to embrace the ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos that SXSW has shown each year with their creative and imaginative footprint at the festival.”

Here are some details of the camera that show why working with Zim & Zou was a great idea!


Zim & Zou Portfolio
Zim & Zou on Behance
Ziim & Zou on Facebook

All images © 2014 Zim & Zou

Making Digital Photos Analogue in an Instax

25 Mar

Making Digital Photos Analogue in an Instax

New to our wish list is FujiFilm’s Instax Smartphone Printer SP-1 which allows for on the spot of printing right to Instax mini film, wherever you are (no cord required). The SP-1 creates it’s own wi-fi signal which connects to your smart phone using their “INSTAX SHARE” app, which allows you to access your new, old and even social media pictures and add special filters to them on the fly, like black and white, sepia and much more. The photos start printing in just seconds and take around 90 seconds to start developing and a few minutes more to fully develop.

The app also comes with a variety of templates that shows real time stats, Facebook and Instagram templates and more as well as a square template to customize your prints using their multi-colored frames.

The printer comes with your first battery (said to print 100 pics) and a pack of film (10 shots). You can buy your SP-1 today at Adorama , Amazon and more for around $219.

Ben Zank Photography

10 Mar

Ben Zank Photography

The New York-born Ben Zank started shooting just a few years ago at the ripe old age of 18 when he found a Pentax ME Super in his grandmother’s attic. In no time he began taking some of the coolest self-portraits we’ve seen in a while. Ben shows a commitment to his craft unlike many out there, from jumping into seemingly freezing cold water, to walking head first towards a moving train, if the shoot requires it … he’s willing to do it. He comes into his shoots with some great ideas, but isn’t afraid to let things evolve on the fly too. In a great interview with Phlearn, he gave some good advice,

“Always keep an open mind when shooting, and be willing to change your paradigm on a whim. The best photographs I’ve ever taken were either last minute insights or complete accidents.”

Here’s a sampling of some of Ben’s inspiring work. Be sure to check out even more links to his work below:

Be sure to Contact Ben for your next project.


Ben Zank’s Portfolio
Ben on Facebook
Ben on Tumblr
Ben on Flickr
Ben on Instagram

All images © 2014  Ben Zank

Gabriela Camerotti Photography

28 Feb

Gabriela Camerotti Photography

Today’s featured photographer Gabriela Camerotti is a 24 year-old free spirit hailing from São Paulo, Brazil. She uses her mastery of natural lighting to capture her models in a playful way that emanates an aura of passion and fun that can’t help but make you smile. While Gabriela is no stranger to the press; having work featured in Vogue Brasil, Vogue Italia, Domino Mag and so many more, she may be new to you … and that’s ok. Christina Chirila for Foam Magazine says “…The most important thing (to know about her) is that she is having fun with it and doesn’t take herself too seriously.”

Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite images from Gabriela’s growing portfolio and be sure to check out additional links to her work below.

Be sure to Contact Gabriela for your next project.


Gabriela Camerotti’s Portfolio
Gabriela On Facebook
Gabriela On Tumblr
Gabriela On Flickr

All images © 2014 Gabriela Camerotti

Retro Cameras by Ross Moody

25 Feb

Retro Cameras by Ross Moody

We’re a fan of cameras of all kinds, but we have a sweet spot for vintage cameras. Ross Moody of the cool design shop Fifty Five Hi’s has put together a beautifully-made 2-color poster called Retro Cameras (18″x24″) that’s printed on French paper’s white wash. It’s available now for a cool $24.99! You can save 15% on this poster or tons of other really cool printables they make if you sign up for their newsletter.

Jeremy and Claire Weiss

30 Jan

Jeremy and Claire Weiss

The husband and wife team, Jeremy & Claire Weiss of DAY XIX are having way to much fun balancing work and life between LA and Big Bear Lake with 2 boys in tow. The couple has a really solid portfolio of portraits for a myriad of celebrities like Jack Black and clients you may have heard of like Adidas, Sony, Target, Nike, Oakley and Converse. Like most of our features, they’re so good, they make you want to drop everything and go shoot or maybe make you want to give up and leave this professional shooting thing to them. Either way, their images bring joy, push you to take an adventure and are just plain fun.

Here’s a sampling of a few of our favorite images from their portfolio and be sure to check out their ongoing Polaroid project and links to additional work below.

Be sure to Contact them for your next project.


Day 19 Portfolio
Day 19 on Facebook
Day 19 Blog
Day 19 on Twitter
Day 19 on Tumblr

All images © 2014 Day XIX | Jeremy & Claire Weiss

Must-Haves: Belair X6-12 Instant Kit

21 Jan

Must-Haves: Belair X6-12 Instant Kit

Last week, Lomography released a new instant back kit for $89 to accompany their retro cool Belair cameras. The instant back uses and cranks out Fuji Instax Wide film and gives you all kinds of creative options such as multiple exposures, long exposures, interchangeable lenses and hot-shoe flash compatibility.

Introducing The Belair X 6-12 Instant Back from Lomography on Vimeo.

There are some Belair bundles available for the Belair City Slicker for $338, the Belair Jetsetter for $388, and the Belair Trail Blazer for $438. (Note: there’s no savings at this time for buying the bundle)

Here’s a sampling of the kinds of images you can capture:

Via Lomography

Rennie Solis Photography

7 Jan

Rennie Solis Photography

After attending the Academy of Art college in Los Angeles Rennie Solis packed up and found himself as a photographers assistant in New York City for a short time. While learning more on the job than he ever did in school, he decided to make the trip back to Los Angeles, where he’s been for the last four years. Over this time, Solis has developed quite the portfolio in and around the city. In his own words Solis describes his interest in photography as this, “Even though I’m influenced by so many different types of photography (even music and motion films) I definitely lean towards a “lifestyle portraiture” genre of photography. And its much more commercial these days, which I like, I love to team up and create ads, its a super fun and creative process. The beauty of what I shoot is it lends itself commercially, hanging out shooting friends and surroundings.

Rennie is no doubt one of our favorite lifestyle photographers right now and we’re not the only ones that know about him, a few small clients you may have heard of like Apple, Android, Nike, Vans, Microsoft, Scion, Sony, Target, Men’s Health and Nordstrom have all worked with him.

Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite images from his portfolio. There was so much goodness there is was a little bit hard to narrow it down. Enjoy!

Be sure to Contact Rennie for your next project. You won’t be disappointed.


Rennie’s Portfolio
Rennie’s Blog
Rennie on Twitter
Rennie on Tumblr
Rennie’s Prints on Big Cartel
Rennie on Instagram
Rennie on DSReps

All images © 2014 Rennie Solis Photography

2013 Gift Guide

13 Dec

2013 Gift Guide

With just under 2-weeks to go, there is still probably some shopping to be done for the camera lover or photography enthusiast in your life. Check out some fun items we tracked down and have a camera-filled Christmas.

DJI Phantom Quadcopter with GoPro Mounts $479
Mixing your love for RC stuff with cameras… oh yeah.. I want to play with one of these…
pleez Santa bring me one of these!!

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition $399
The best little wearable wi-fi camera out there that we know of. This one comes with a remote or camera can be controlled from your phone or iPad with the GoPro app … sweet.

Impossible’s Instant Lab $299

Go Analog with this fun Camera and convert your smart phone pics to real-life shakable polaroids.

Fuji Instax Mini 90 $209
Instant fun with more shooting controls and options.

La Sardina and Flash Slendour $169
Some classy and retro styled silver and black Lomo love.

Burton Zoom Pack $155
Tote your gear in style on or off the mountain.

La Sardina DIY White Edition from Lomography $109
Get out your markers, paper, paint or glue and dress up your own camera.

Superheadz Harinezumi 4 Video Camera $160
This tiny camera is shaped like a roll of 110mm film. Has many functions, 10 various color effects, zoom, multiple exposure and more.

Polaroid Z2300 $199
Your instagram camera … Print pics only when you want to … as well as saving a digital file. Keep in mind you only get 10 shots per film pack, like the old days.

La Sardina DIY Black $69
More DIY fun, this time with a black base… (sorry no on-board flash on this one)

Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus Edition for $55
A fun and colorful little fisheye.

Lens Pillows $80
Can’t put your equipment down? Now you can snuggle.

Lomography Smart Phone Film Scanner $59
From your 35mm film archives to your camera roll … after you download and fire up the free Lomo app.

Konstruktor Transparent Collector’s Edition $59
Build your own transparent display camera. Sweet!

Pelican U105 Laptop Bag $89
Hard case protection in a slim backpack. A cool pack option if you want to keep you computer close while in the field

Replichrome By Totally Rad $99
Some sweet film emulation presets for Lightroom. Cool looks for a cool benjamin.

Fisheye Baby 110 Basic for $39
The classic Lomo fisheye camera, just smaller.

Konstruktor DIY 35mm Camera Kit $35
Build your own 35mm camera and use it too. You designers may just buy this for the packaging. I don’t think I’ll be throwing mine away.

Aluminum Camera $49.95
No shelf is complete without one of these.

Instant: The Story of Polaroid Book for $15
Always fun to hear the Polaroid story.

Superheadz The Last Camera Kit $30
Cool and understated Expandable camera kit.

Impossible GoldSilverColored Frame Films from $24

Silver Antique Cameras $9
More art for your desk or book shelves.

Brass Bead Lens Necklace $9.95
A simple and fun wearable camera.

Recycled Film Canister Key Chains $4.99
Gotta carry your keys somehow.

Canon Camera Lens Mugs (White $30) (Black $24)
Freak out your friends and drink up.

Tattly Camera Tattoos $15
Cool temporary tats from swissmiss & friends.

Polaroid Camera Coin Bank $20
Keep those coins safe in this cool little bank.

Camera Cookie Cutters $18
Get crafty and serve up a camera at your next party.

The Ring Flash Adapter $40
Awesome portraits in a snap … and you get the cool halo eyes too.

Any cool camera-themed giftables we missed that we just have to include? Let us know and we’ll try to add it. Have a great Christmas!

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