To us, there’s nothing cooler than vintage cameras. Guangzhou Art Academy student, Hu Shaoming takes our love and turns it into art with these two beautiful zippered cameras from his Reconnecting Time series. He spent months cutting and revealing the magical working internal components and the results are clearly awesome.
Camera images by Hu Shaoming
We’re in luv with San Francisco illustrator Lisa Congdon‘s work. Especially her Photography-inspired journal that was recently released by Compendium for a cool $6.95. It’s a charming little 5″x8″ journal with 128 hand-lined pages interspersed with cool hand-drawn photography quotes from the masters and Lisa’s cool vintage camera paintings and line drawings.
Here’s a sampling of some of the interior images that are available to preview online:
We’ve gotta have it so get yours today too!
All these beautiful drawings and paintings © 2013 Lisa Congdon
Italian artist Andre Petrachi (a.k.a. Himatic) makes cool sculptures from vintage camera gear and items most people would throw away like old electronics, light bulbs and toys. Andre sees his work is a symbol of our cultures out-of-control desire to buy things … yeah like sculptures made of cameras!
Photos by Giuseppe Fogarizzu
If you could never find a Lomo camera that fit your style, you no longer have an excuse. Lomography’s newly released La Sardina DIY Edition camera is ready for you to paint them, tag them, sticker them, customize them with photos or even take them apart. The world is your oyster … err Sardine.
Kirsty grew up in the “Garden of England” with a love for art history, photography, fine art, film and theatre … a product of her loving and nurturing mother’s support and fantastical stories. Tragically, in 2008, a brain tumor took her mother’s life and Kirsty lost herself for a while in street photography, unable to express her feelings—capturing people who seemed to feel the way she did.
A few months later, she turned the camera inward and photography became an overwhelming passion as she tried to create the beautiful and imaginative images that her mother instilled in her dreams as a child. What she thought would only be a small project, has become an engulfing three year Wonderland journey that is finally near completion this summer. With the help of loving friends and volunteers and countless hours of work she’s created a beautiful and amazing tribute to her mother that has be seen to believed.
All images © 2012 Kirsty Mitchell Photography