Christopher Young

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A Funny Teardown of a Chinon Genesis II 35mm ‘ZLR’ from 1989

Want to see what “bridge” cameras were like before the days of digital? EEVBlog got its hands on a Chinon Genesis II 35mm from 1989 and recorded the …

Photos from Skatopia: ’88 Acres of Anarchy’ in the Woods of Ohio

In 2007, Durham, NC-based photographer Travis Dove was studying photography at Ohio University when he heard of Skatopia. The DIY skate park’s “88 …

My New Travel Backup Photography Kit

With some lengthy upcoming trips for personal work, I have been doing some research into ways to keep my photographs and video footage backed up in …

America, The Beautiful - Photographs by David Graham | LensCulture

What is it about the American landscape that has captivated photographers for so many decades? From Robert Frank’s still seminal road trips across the country, to the countless efforts that have followed (and, of course, preceded his work), there is something about the breadth, width and intensity …

Built Environment

Angry Unicorn Yells at Clown Photographer for Taking Photo Without Permission

While riding the subway on Halloween this past weekend, Mike Furlender witnessed a confrontation between a (un)happy unicorn and a clown …

Louie Palu's Kandahar Journals

Photojournalist Louie Palu spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2010, much of the time in Kandahar Province, going out with NATO and Afghan troops on hundreds of patrols and combat missions. Palu wrote a series of journals reflecting on his personal experience, capturing …

Here’s a 1965 US Army Training Film on the Basics of Photography

Here’s an interesting blast from the past: in 1965, the US Army released the 25-minute film above to teach the basics of photography (for military …

Homebound: Hong Kong Dark & Light - Photographs and text by KC Kwan | LensCulture

“Homebound” takes you on a journey through the veins of the “dark side” of Kowloon—a dense and rich area of Hong Kong that offers some of the best and worst of the city.<p>In quick cuts and staccato succession, the photographs guide you through a day and night in the area. You start on the bus from …

Hong Kong

Surfaces in the Street - Photographs by Siegfried Hansen | LensCulture

There are many kinds of street photography, yet almost all rely on “seeing” ordinary things and events in a special way, and then capturing that extraordinary image in a photograph so others can appreciate the original vision of the photographer.<p>Siegfried Hansen is a master at discovering …

Street Photography

Air attack hits crowded market in Syria; more than 80 dead, watchdog says

Syrian government warplanes struck a crowded market in a rebel stronghold near Damascus on Sunday, a watchdog group said, killing 82 people and wounding more than 250. The carnage unfolded even as the U.N's top aid official began a visit to the country to assess humanitarian needs.<p>The Syrian …

Middle East

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

Middle East

Raw and Unflinching Photographs of First Responders in Syria

Sebastiano Tomada documents the volunteers who risk their lives to save the lives of others in the besieged city of Aleppo<p><b>Editor’s note</b><i>: This is the</i> …

Gentle Appearances in Tokyo Metropolis

During one year of life in Tokyo, my camera was always close to me. At that time I was quite a beginner in photography, but passionate. And what is a better urban environment to explore and to gaze around in awe as Tokyo?<p>Later, I returned again. What I discovered is that some are able to find …

Freelance in Afghanistan — The Blink Interview - Photographs by Andrew Quilty | LensCulture

<i>Award-winning photojournalist Andrew Quilty’s career has shifted dramatically as major marketplace dirsuptions have affected the media industry. In a short period of time, he’s transitioned from being staff photographer at a major paper in Australia to a freelance photojournalist on his own in</i> …

Time I

This Homemade Instant Camera Uses Raspberry Pi and a Thermal Printer

Photographer Arvid Larsson recently made himself a portable instant camera that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi computer camera and thermal receipt …

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed: sources | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).<p>Ankara, which called for a special NATO meeting on Tuesday to discuss its …

Middle East

How one of Syria’s best-known resorts became the latest victim of Assad's endless war

Zabadani, once a former retreat for wealthy Damascenes, is now a ghost town after years after being besieged and turned into a defensive nest by Islamist rebels<p>Nestling in the hills between Damascus and the Lebanese border, the cool summer air and stone houses of Zabadani once made it one of …

Middle East

Turkey denies targeting Kurdish forces in Syria

Turkey has said its military is not targeting Syrian Kurds after Kurdish forces and a monitoring group claimed its tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria.<p>Turkey has said it is investigating the reports of shelling even as it continues to round up suspected activists of the Kurdistan …

Middle East

Turkey and the U.S. join forces in fight for 'Islamic State-free zone' in Syria

Turkey and the United States have joined forces in a campaign to drive<p>Islamic Statemilitants back from Turkey's southern border and cinch off the extremists' vital corridors for weapons and fighters.<p>The mission to create an Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria is still in the planning phase, …

Middle East

Turkey Accused of Shelling Syrian Kurds While Fatal Clashes Break Out in Istanbul | VICE News

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria today accused Turkish troops of shelling their positions after a weekend of unrest that dented chances of peace with Turkey's own long-suppressed Kurdish population.<p>The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that Turkish tanks had fired on both it …

12 Photographers on the Theme: Disorder - Twelve projects selected for the shortlist by Prix Pictet | LensCulture

12 international photographers were chosen as shortlist finalists for the 2015 Prix Pictet, with this year’s theme of “Disorder”.<p>Stephen Barber, Chairman, Prix Pictet, commenting on the choice of the theme of Disorder, said: “The eternal struggle between order and chaos is the central tension of …

Honey Bees

At the Museum - Photographs and text by Barbara Kyne | LensCulture

Making and viewing art is often a quest for knowledge of ourselves and our mysterious world. As a photographer, I witness the moments that occur during the profound activity that is looking at art. I want to show how it feels to be engaged with art aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally, and …

Photography

Banality Can Be Beautiful - Photographs by Harry Gruyaert | LensCulture

In the beginning there was color and color was Harry Gruyaert. Too grand a claim, perhaps, but something happened to Gruyaert when, leaving his native Belgium in the late 1960s, he found himself visiting Morocco and discovering a new world. Or, more accurately, he found a new way of photographing a …

Photography

Mirage cities

Project info<p>Ten years ago, China's government decided on a new urbanisation plan to accommodate millions of people from the countryside and to prevent environment disasters; they encouraged construction of “eco-cities" built on once-polluted or non-arable land. Those projects didn’t succeed; most …

Urbanization

Strange Lives

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had …

When Millenium Begins - Photographs by Henrik Spohler | LensCulture

<i>The theme of the 2015 Hamburg Triennale of Photography is “The Day Will Come.” Across the city, exhibition halls, galleries and old warehouses have been re-purposed to examine the question of the future—in photography, and in general.</i><p><i>Below, we share one of our favorite discoveries from the</i> …

Fabrication