A great article about our buddy Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter, whose camera hunting business is thriving in the midst of a new film photography boom.
Bellamy Hunt’s name is part of his business: Japan Camera Hunter, a one-man enterprise supporting film photo buffs around Asia and the world. His work mainly involves hunting down vintage cameras, whether an elusive early model Nikon or a classic Leica […] Hunt’s business has grown quickly in the last 2½ years, and he hopes to soon create a physical space where he can bring together like-minded photographers in Tokyo […]
“Demand is getting stronger at the moment, as people are rebelling against technology becoming overly complex or overly demanding. People want to step back and savor the process, and shooting with film thus becomes more of an artistic creative medium,” he said.
A number of photographers weigh in after a large number of images were disqualified from this year’s World Press Photo competition.
After independent experts examined the images being considered for prizes in the final rounds, and presented their findings to the jury, 20 percent of the photos were disqualified by the judges. This was often because of significant addition or subtraction to the image content.
These disqualifications — almost three times more than in last year’s competition — have generated discussion about the standards in photojournalism for post processing and the alteration of images. Understandably, there is concern over the degree of manipulation in widely published images.
Renowned street photographers Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden ditch their Leicas for a day and hit the streets wearing Google Glass. Their test drive with the recently discontinued Glass Explorer version proved to be a clash between old masters and modern technology.