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Vince Donovan and Michael Shindler created the concept for Photobooth – a fun alternative photography experience opening on Valencia (next to Beretta) – one day over margaritas in the Mission.
Both local photographers specialize in alternative processes. Michael is a tintype artist who has been at the center of making the Civil War-era photographic process modern again. Vince has been a fixture on the Mission scene for years shooting portraits on the street and in bars with an old Polaroid Land camera.
Photobooth joins the Valencia arts scene with a unique studio where anyone can walk in and get a one-of-a-kind portrait created instantly using alternative techniques. The Photobooth gallery will feature local alternative photographers and will host openings and events with special guest photographers. Think of Photobooth as a bar, with music, art, and creative conversation– only instead of pouring stiff drinks Vince and Michael are serving intoxicating photographs.
True photo geeks at heart, Michael and Vince really want Photobooth to be an alternative photographers playground – fully stocked with retro camera gear, refurbished Polaroid cameras, the full Lomography line of alternative camera gear and the new Polaroid film from The Impossible Project.
There is a lot to love about so many engagement photo sessions featured on wedding blogs like Snippet & Ink and The Ruffled Blog (to name a few).
Our engagement shoot with photographer James Thomas Long is taking place tomorrow afternoon. I’m excited to check off such a major pre-wedding task on this holiday weekend!
Below you can find some images that should set the tone of our engagement shoot. Enjoy!
English photographer Chris Bucklow has a long, established career in the arts. He began in 1978 when he accepted a position as a museum curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Skilled in sculpture, painting, photography and writing (and probably many more artistic disciplines), Bucklow’s tends to work on concurrent projects that reside in different mediums. He’s best known for his plant sculptures, Noosphere paintings, Photography entitled The Beauty of the World 1991-1995 and the Guests series (featured here).
There has been an influx in photo print fashion over the past few months. We all have our favorite photos that we like to show off, and what better way than by wearing them?
That’s what Oh, Snap!, a photograph/t-shirt project has set out to do. Initially a side project to show off their shutterbug skills, No Star Clothing’s founders launched Vol. 1 of their Oh, Snap! “photography/T-shirt project” in December 2008. Now with Vol. 2 complete and Vol. 3 in the works, Oh, Snap! is continuing its search for amateur and professional photographs to feature on their tees, with one lucky photo contest winner receiving the honor of having their image printed on soft cotton. If you are a budding photographer, submit your photos to this contest for a chance to win $200 and your image on t-shirts sold on Oh, Snap! Photo Contest rules can be found here.
The Print Society claims they are the best place to search for art that you can actually buy, and that they are the easiest and most effective way for artists and galleries to sell their prints.
While browsing the site weeks ago, I was drawn to this amazing and cute photographer named Joakim Boren. Joakim Boren is a Stockholm born photographer who documents historically significant architectural projects using the stark visual language of his large format camera to record socio-economic and political issues of contemporary society in the United Kingdom. His work can be purchased at Eye Buy Art at a reasonable rate. Go check him, and other artists out at Print Society and Eye Buy Art.
Wear images of everyday life via these Polariod-esque scarves designed by Frenchman Philippe Roucou. Appropriately named Objets Trouves Polaroid Scarf, the collection offers a selection of Polariod images from balloons, a music show, a bed and French text. I love the look of these, Philippe is so clever, but I have to say, it’s kind of annoying that most of the scarves cost as much as a pair of (really decent) shoes!
Following Playboy’s celebrated fiftieth anniversary comes the retrospective Playboy: Helmut Newton. Newton is one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers. Renowned for his carefully composed, almost cinematic shots, Newton’s signature style makes for a dramatic counterpoint to the Playboy nudes known the world over. Collected between the book covers are more than 150 photographs. With a foreword by Hugh M. Hefner, an introduction by celebrated writer Walter Abish, and an afterword by Playboy’s director of photography for the past 30 years, Gary Cole, Playboy: Helmut Newton is the definitive book of Newton nudes.