I have been shopping around at different sites attempting to build my repertoire of film cameras. I finally retro fitted a battery set-up to get my ELECTRO working. The DIANA+ and the HOLGA seemed to be good inexpensive options and I also looked into a LOMO LC-A. Props to lomography.com for the great micro sites. Then I stumbled across a great design and a great (but unfortunately overpriced) idea. Limited Edition custom White Stripes camera packs. Custom filters, colors, packages, and a mean branding and marketing strategy with a unique web site rounds out a killer package. The only problem I can see is the price tag. Ringing the register at $180 for an interesting set with accessories for each camera included the cost is much greater than the regular cost for the holga color flash w/ fisheye or a diana+ with a ringflash. So you really are paying for the packaging and the total kit with the specialty white stripes incentives. Kudos to ROB JONES for the packaging design.


Classically Trained

September 3, 2008

I have been posting alot about design but I note at the tope that it also entails music, fashion and photography… which I have been ignoring more than an annoying child in a restaurant. Along with taking many design courses in college I also have a photography minor, so I shoot lots of photography as a little hidden side project of mine. As of late I’ve been dying to get a classic point and shoot 35mm camera and I hit the jackpot the other day rummaging around my basement, a Yashica Electro GSN 35. Looking around on the net and researching what the camera is capable of has gotten me really excited and I’ve been shooting with it lately at parties, group functions and those sorts of environments just trying to capture people with it. As soon as I get the rolls back I’ll be posting some of the images here.

The image above is linked to the Yashica site at Lomography.com. This website is very interesting and fits the style of the camera and another day I’m going to review lomography.com by itself. But for now let us agree that it is an awesome website.

Around the World

April 20, 2008

Hope everyone’s weekend was good…

I was stumbling around the CMYK design pool and came across a magazine from Tel Aviv, Israel.

A5 magazine seems to be aggressive in nature pushing it’s images no matter what the context into light.
Gain some insight… some world culture… reminds me of alphabet city late on a friday.

:: Check Out A5 ::
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Amp Up Your Style

April 18, 2008

We all read GQ, none of us admit that we want to or try to look that good but everyone needs some style advice. Listen to GQ, not only are the style tips great but the Photography and some of the designer’s sites and graphic conception are out of this world.

:: Check Out the GQ Style Guide ::

Photo Op

April 16, 2008

My photographer friend Zak is doing some great work. Get to his website, observe all of the photos, then decide which book you want to buy. You will not be disappointed.

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