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PDN’s 30 Most Influencial Photographers of the Decade

28 Jan

In preparation for their 30th Anniversary Issue, PDN asked it’s online readers who the most influential living photographers of the last decade were. There where tons of responses and it caused quite the controversy because many couldn’t agree that some seemingly unknown photographers where really as influential as voters claimed. Many attributed them making the list to their reach with social network sites like Twitter and Facebook.

To deal with the disparities PDN decided to do three lists: Votes by number of individual voters, Votes by votes received, and number of votes per voter

Here’s their first list of 30 Most Influential by number of Individual Voters:

BECKER
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
SETH RESNICK
JAMES NACHTWEY
SEBASTIAO SALGADO
JASMINE STAR
JAY MAISEL
JOE MCNALLY
CHRIS FAWKES
JESSICA CLAIRE
ALEXANDER GARZA
CHASE JARVIS
DANE SANDERS
IRVING PENN
DAVID LACHAPELLE

EUGENE RICHARDS
ROBERT FRANK
MARY ELLEN MARK
DAVID HOBBY
DAVID JAY
STEVE MCCURRY
ED KASHI
STEPHEN WILKES
YURI ARCURS
ELLIOTT ERWITT
STEVEN MEISEL
WILLIAM EGGLESTON
MARTIN PARR
YERVANT
JOSE VILLA

Please visit PDN for the other 2 lists.

Instant Gratification:Los Angeles

5 Jan

Instant Gratification:Los Angeles

For the love of the camera

For the love of the camera

ISM: a community project is hosting another Polaroid event to celebrate instant film and the Polaroid 600 Series with a special, one night only, gallery exhibition + limited edition book featuring over 200 professional and amateur photographers from around the world. If you are in the LA area, you should really try to make it to this event.

Saturday, January 9th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bergamot Station, Copro Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
It’s sponsored by the Copro Gallery, The Impossible Project and For Your Art.

Help Portrait – 12.12.09

8 Dec

Help Portrait – 12.12.09

On December 12th, over 7,000 photographers in 600 locations in 58 countries will donate their time, skills, and equipment to give back to their community through the debut event, Help-Portrait.

Basically it works like this: Find someone in need – Take their portrait – Print and Deliver their portrait

If your a shooter, stylist or can just help out. Look into the info below and get involved on this Saturday’s event.

Help-Portrait Sites:
Help-Portrait
Help-Portrait (Find Your City)
Help-Portrait Orlando
Help-Portrait Orlando Members Page
Help-Portrait New York City
Help-Portrait San Diego
Help-Portrait LA
Help-Portrait Las Vegas
Help-Portrait Chicago
Help-Portrait Store

Featured today at CLDFX

7 Dec

Featured today at CLDFX

Today we found out we had the honor of being the feature over at the cool and inspiring Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Creative website CLDFX.

For the love of the camera

Check out the post and bookmark them for future inspiration.

Cameraluv Interview by Indie Icing

16 Nov

Cameraluv Interview by Indie Icing

For the love of the camera

Check out our recent interview about Cameraluv written by the lovely Alison Fraker of Indie Icing.com.

Here’s the transcript, if you don’t want to leave Cameraluv:

Have you ever stopped to think about all that the camera does for us?  Where would we be without those wonderful contraptions capturing our memories on a thin strip of film or on those tiny memory cards?  They give us the ability to see into the past and to share feelings and experiences of our friends and family.  Jeremy Kennedy, of CameraLuv.com and CameraLuv on Etsy, gets it. He really, really, gets it. I had the chance to talk to him about his craft and how he has taken his love affair with cameras to another level.

So, tell us a little bit about yourself, Jeremy, and how Cameraluv got its start?

I’ve always been interested in art since a very early age. During my high school I started to explore photography and darkroom techniques with the help of a great art teacher, Vivian Komando.  I used to take tons of pictures of my friends while we skateboarded, wake boarded and surfed. I loved seeing how the images would turn out after we got home from riding, etc…

I think the summer after my first year of college we visited my grandma’s home in Nebraska and in her basement I found one of my dad’s old cameras from when he was a kid. A Sabre 620 in seafoam green and I was like, ‘This is such a cool camera’ and I couldn’t believe she still had it. It was probably made around 1954.

Wow!

After finding that one I found an old Imperial camera that was my uncle’s from around the same time. This is where Cameraluv was birthed because I left from that visit with about 8-10 cameras, the oldest was my grandmother’s mother’s from the 20s.

That is so cool. So, how many cameras do you have today?

Haven’t counted in a little while, but I’m thinking more than 130.

And, do you have a favorite? Or, would that be like naming your favorite child?

The first eight from my collection can be found here (shown above). I really like my dad’s Sabre. It’s so cool. I’m a big fan of the old Polaroids and cameras with billows, etc.

Very cool. So on your etsy store you seem to utilize quite a few mediums… do you have a favorite medium?

I like painting cameras probably best. I tend to simplify them a bit in my drawing style and then color them a little bit unconventionally. Like making them red or teal or yellow. I try to stick to those colors mostly so that there’s a bit of a consistant vibe across the mediums. Being a designer I wanted to create a cohesive brand that I can build onto and make whatever I want.

Yeah, you definitely have a distinct ‘feel’ to all your pieces.

Thanks.

So, since the initial basement dive, in what or where do you find inspiration?

I draw inspiration from my collection mostly. By that I mean those are the subjects that make it into my art.

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to be around when these cameras were first made, or what it would be like to be in the advertisements, etc. So a year or so ago I recreated a whole bunch of ads and put cameraluv into them. This became the whole backdrop of an installation I did in Tampa (first image above).

I created the whole background black and white to allow the bright paintings to jump off. I actually even put my wife into a few of the ads as a surprise.

And, what keeps you motivated to design and create new pieces?

I make the most art around the time of the shows I’m in, but I’m always thinking about making stuff. I have a notebook of ideas I’ve yet to draw or paint.  Sometimes I can’t sleep or I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and I’ll put it in the book.

Overall, how would you describe your style?

The style is very graphic/pop oriented. Simplified forms and brighter colors…

Would you say it has evolved since you started?

There’s a consistency about it, but I’m evolving in the things I am attempting to put cameras on, I don’t think how I’ve rendered the cameras has changed too much since the beginning. I really like mixing mediums, but I’ve been a little bit held back by my workspace so I think that has been a bit of an influence on my clean and precise renderings etc.

Do you have plans to try new mediums in the future? Any chance we can get the inside scoop to what’s next on Cameraluv?

I’ve wanted to experiment with some block printing methods and work on more paintings. I enjoyed putting art on skateboards last month so I’ll probably do some more of those, too.  I’m continually inspired by the cameras because they are beautifully designed objects that have a direct connection to us capturing and immortalizing memories. That’s what makes me so crazy about them. They just make me smile.

That’s why I’ve chosen to collect them and create with them because they connect us to what we love most.

Thanks Jeremy. Good insight! We’ll be on the lookout for what’s next on the Cameraluv Blog & Etsy!

New Skateboards Now Available on Etsy

16 Nov

New Skateboards Now Available on Etsy

For the love of the camera

Our new Cameraluv skateboards are now available for purchase at our Etsy store. Check them out and buy something to support our camera-luving habit.

New Leica M7 Hermés Edition

16 Nov

New Leica M7 Hermés Edition

For the love of the camera

Leica announced today a very limited edition version of its classic 35mm M7. This is the second series of cameras co-created with Hermés, the Paris-based company known around the world for it’s exclusive products.

This very limited Leica M7 Edition will come with with come in two of Hermés calfskin leather finishes – bright orange and étoupe. Just 100 of each color will be produced and each will be sequentially numbered from 001/200 to 200/200. Each of the cameras will include a Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens with silver anodised metal hood. Some things that will differentiate this edition is the omission of the famous red Leica logo in favor of a classic script Leica on the top plate and the auto and 7 settings on the shutter speed dial will be replaced by the color of the camera’s leather. The camera will boasts a matching leather carrying strap handcrafted by Atelier Hermés and each set will be delivered in a linen-covered, silk-lined box.

It appears that this Leica M7 Edition Hermés will be available in the UK in December 2009 and priced at £8500.

Cameraluv Shows at Canvas 5

23 Oct

Cameraluv Shows at Canvas 5

The Canvas 5 art show took place October 16, 2009 and boasted over 30 exhibiting artists (including Cameraluv), great live music and killer coffee. According to the organizers, just under 1,000 people visited their warehouse space throughout the course of the four-hour event. We met some great new friends from St. Pete, Tampa and Orlando. All in all it was a successful event for selling  a few pieces and getting the word out about all things Cameraluv.

For the love of the camera

Framed prints, bags, skateboards, canvases and button badges are available for purchase in the Cameraluv Shop. Prices for prints start as low as $15. Bags as low as $25. Canvases as low as $150. Get your own piece of Cameraluv today.

Canvas 5: Tampa

2 Oct

Canvas 5: Tampa

For the love of the camera

Canvas exists to simply promote a community of inspiration. “Our idea, our dream, was born to provide a spring board for local up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and their career. The desire was to hold an event that could reach out to the art community of Tampa Bay. An event that could foster both excellence and creativity and could impact a city through the expressions of inspiration.” —Bobby Triplett, Canvas Organizer

Artist in Attendance:
Andrea Pawlisz
Christopher Otten
Dee Youmans-Miller
Robert Neff
Crystal Yount
Terry Mulligan
Natasha Freeland
sockychop
Ellen Mueller
Anthony K. Valeika
Paola Chamorro
L.A. MooreSamantha Churchill
Melissa Fair
Marian Higgins-Oliver
Charlotte Ott
Amber Antonelli
Coralette Damme
Gloria Lowe
Jackie Frierman
Rachael DeFayette
John E. Brown
Jeremy Kennedy
Chantaline Tetu
Kirsten Holt and Marina Lee

Cameraluv Art Now on Etsy

29 Aug

Cameraluv Art Now on Etsy

For the love of the camera

Our Cameraluv art is now available for purchase on our very own Etsy store. Check it out and buy something to support our camera-luving habit.

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