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If you were to start a new clothing brand, who would you target? Athletes? Self-conscious youth? People with more cents than sense?
Earlier this year, NYC-based photographer Ted Rybakowski decided to focus on a relatively untapped demographic: photo enthusiasts who love themselves a good T-shirt. His clothing startup, Dodge & Burn, sells a line of T-shirts adorned with classic analog cameras. While we’ve featured a number of clever photo-centric shirt designs here before, Rybakowski’s brand is the first we’ve seen that focuses entirely on T-shirt fashion for photogs.
If you’ve ever felt like there’s a camera shaped gap in the clothing market that needed filling, then the new clothing company Dodge & Burn may be exactly what you were looking for. Created “out of a passion for analogue photography and classic cameras” and established last year, the Dodge and Burn brand pays hommage to some of the classic cameras of old, allowing you to keep a little bit of the past with you as you dive further into the digital age of photography.
So if you’re interested in broadcasting your love for the 1970′s Nikons or a 1950′s Rangefinder, you can find their shirts on their online store for $29 each.
Dodge & Burn – Photography Inspired T-Shirts [Dodge & Burn]
If you’ve ever browsed the t-shirts at Threadless, you know that the company features photography very prominently on their website. Each shirt page shows off not only the design, but a unique photo of a guy and a gal wearing that design — often in a location that reflects the artwork. Grover Sanschagrin of PhotoShelter recently paid a visit to Threadless and made this interesting behind-the-scenes video of how the photo department (AKA Sean Dorgan) there operates.
The straps come in black and blue, with lots of ducks, for $35 from the customized camera strap makers, HighKey.
I’m a big fan of Threadless and the seemingly infinite stream of hilarious t-shirts designs that are constantly being created by its dedicated community. However, I haven’t been able to find many shirts designed specifically for photographers on the service. Yesterday I tweeted a request for links to photography related t-shirt designs, and received quite a large number of interesting responses. After looking through all the links tweeted in response, here are my favorites (click the shirts to go to where they’re sold):
#1: I Can’t Draw
One of the few photography-related t-shirts I was able to find on Threadless.
#2: Spray and Pray
Who cares what or how you shoot if you can put it through Photoshop it afterwards?
#3: Beware of the Photographer
If you’re not careful around me, you might get shot (or Photoshopped).
#4: Camera Display Panel
A great shirt to confuse non-photogs. See if you can trick people into believing they’re all math symbols.
#5: Smile Baby
#6: Instant Pool Party
Threadless shirts are always top-notch.
Another minimalistic design. Maybe it’s saying “Shoot from (or at) the hip”?
#9: 18% Grey
Amazing! A shirt that doubles as a gray card…
#10: photographer’s friend
Give this to your assistant and have him or her simply stand in for a picture.
#11: Photographer Grrl
#12: I Like To Flash People
#13: You are here, But I can fix that in Photoshop
#14: oh, crop
This shirt is a chance to show just how nerdy you are.
For those of you who are obsessed with Flickr.
#17: What the f-stop
#18: Camera Girl
#19: Photographic Memory
A pretty minimalistic design by Chase Jarvis. Become the lens.
#21: Sunny 16 Rule
If you ever forget the rule, just look in the mirror.
Many of the shirt designs I found simply had a camera hanging around the neck. Here are six of them:
Clever, but Text
Most of the shirts I found were clever, but only contained text. I’ve collected some here, since I didn’t want to waste space displaying too many shirts with only text on them:
- Fix it in post
- photographer (fә-tŏǵrә-fәr)
- It’s okay, I’m a photographer
- I’m a photographer, not a tourist
- I’m a photographer… What’s your excuse?
- I shoot people with my Canon
- Will take pictures for food
Here are a list of online stores, shops, and merchandise pages that offer photography-related t-shirts:
- What the Duck Merchandise
- Cafe Press: Search for Photographer and Photography
- RedBubble: Search for Photographer and Photography
- Rumplo: Photography and Photographer tags
Update: Received another interesting design via email, called Photoshoplifter. Check it out!
Update 2: Here’s yet another design emailed to us: Still Need The Vision
A big thank you to everyone who helped us put together this list by sending us links via Twitter! You guys are awesome! If you know of any funny/awesome/cool shirts that we didn’t include, please share it with us by leaving a comment!