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Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street

He chased parades, ambushed hairdressers and refused to leave Ground Zero. Over PG Tips and ricotta at his Tuscan barn, Joel Meyerowitz relives his most stunning shots<p>Freckles, milkshakes and 9/11: on the prowl with Joel Meyerowitz – in pictures<p>One day 55 years ago, Joel Meyerowitz was roaming the …

Street Photography

My new bag is awful, and I love it

Emotion over logic<p>This is my new bag. I did not need a new bag — I own many — but the strap for my main briefcase broke a week before a trip, and I was too impatient to wait for the free replacement to arrive, so I bought a new bag. Also, it was on sale. I’m a sucker for sales.<p>I’ve had my eye on …

Backpacking

The side-streets of London as you’ve never seen them before

Joshua Jackson has taken his time in becoming a street photographer.After moving to London from Surrey to study economics in 2002, he spent 10 years …

Street Photography

The Six Cookbooks You’ll Keep Forever

None of these are just a flash in the pan.<p>Cookbooks are far too easy to impulse buy: at their best, they are glossy and beautiful, landing somewhere between life manual and coffee table book. In buying a cookbook, you can convince yourself (if only for a moment!) that you’re going to start cooking …

Zema Redux

Seattle, Washington<p>Renowned Pacific Northwest architect Gene Zema, known for his mix of modernism and Japanese architecture, designed this house around 1974 towards the end of his career. It features a rich palette of woods and Japanese joinery visible throughout the home. Located outside Seattle …

Architecture

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.<p>Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off somewhere between two and three books a week. I'm not saying that to brag (okay, I am), but I really believe that anyone can make time …

3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Taking Better Photos

No matter your current skill level, you could (and should) always be getting better. And if you ever find yourself in a creative rut—as we all do …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs

An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding height, space, and outdoor access.<p>Since its construction shortly after the Civil War in 1869, the Gilsey House has been reinvented time and time again. Originally a posh …

Architecture

Looking Inward

For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies. Their new prefab home, the Tatami House, designed by Swiss architect Roger Kurath of Design*21, makes a central courtyard the physical, and maybe even the spiritual, …

Living Rooms

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Vacation for Design Lovers

Casa Da Rampa - a perfect vacation spot in Sintra, Portugal.<p>We love this strikingly modern holiday home’s dramatic horizontal profile and clean structural minimalism. Designed with dynamic architectural style and vision, it’s also a relaxingly livable family friendly retreat.<p>Placed within the …

European Travel

Green Renovation of Victorian Home in Healdsburg, CA

Idea Garden<p>The owners, a gynecologist and a successful businessman internationally honored for his social awareness, had already dubbed their project as fertile ground for bringing together people and ideas. The nearly 100 year-old Victorian farmhouse clearly had good bones, but over the years …

Dining Rooms

Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home

When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a classic split-level house that needed some serious work done—but was screaming with potential.<p>Though they already submitted an offer for another house nearby, they dropped …

Living Rooms

Fujifilm upgrades the sensors in its excellent midrange X-series cameras

The X100F and X-T20 get new sensors and autofocus systems<p>Fujifilm is announcing two new cameras today, though they will be very familiar to anyone that follows the company’s product lines. The new X100F and X-T20 are successors to the X100T and X-T10, respectively, and feature familiar designs with …

The Best Mirrorless Cameras to Buy Right Now

Epson introduced the world to the first mirrorless digital camera, the R-D1, in 2004, and photographers weren’t sure what to make of it. But in the …

Cameras

Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Focuses on Pure Photography

Leica is returning to its roots, and the original M naming scheme, with today’s release of the M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera. Focusing solely on …

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

Review: KZ-ATE Hi-Fi Earphones

In a world full of fake news, spin, obfuscation, and brazen lies, where facts are mutable and doubt seeps into the crevices of life like rainwater, …

#OnTheTable: 5 Tips for Better Coffee Photos | Moment

We’ve all been there: sitting at a local cafe, hovering over our treats, twisting our phones back and forth, trying to get the perfect photo…<p>Coffee …

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Affinity Photo, Finally a True Alternative to Photoshop for Windows

Affinity Photo was released over a year ago on Mac OS X. Its success on the App Store definitely shows how great the software truly is. It is also …

Software

F-Stops vs T-Stops - What are they? and when do you use them?

F-Stops are a familiar term when it comes to photography. As more photographer start to delve into the world of video, though, they’ve started …

Cinematography

Tour the Coolest Homes in Marfa, Texas | GQ

When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in the early 1970s, he would never have predicted the near mythic status it would end up achieving. The small town of 2,000 residents is 20 miles from the next town and nearly three hours from the nearest major airport, yet it features a contemporary art …

Architecture

10 Singaporean Brands You Should Know

Review: Olympus PEN-F

The original Olympus PEN-F arrived in 1963 and quickly gained a cult following. Solid design made it an instant classic, and an unusual half-frame …

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Hands-On and First Impressions

First of all, we apologise for the delay in our live blogging. We have been having serious issues with the … Continue reading Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark …

Olympus Cameras

Architectural Photography

Fujifilm's GFX 50S is a mirrorless camera with a giant sensor

Fujifilm's been trying to take on its rivals by offering larger sensors for better quality pictures, but its latest system takes the cake. The new GFX 50S is the first to use the company's new G Format sensor, which Fujifilm said it fully customized and designed, and measures 43.8mm x 32.9mm. …