Friday, July 10, 2020

Kostas Balafas and his Greece: Seventy years of photography

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Kostas Balafas has been a leading name in Greek and world photographic circles for over 70 years. His artistic work is universally admired and much has already been written on this subject. Yet it is also interesting to learn a little more about the man himself. By understanding something of his personal philosophy, as he lived, as he drew his own inspiration, we are better able to view his work with new insight and within the context of a tumultuous century in the history of the Greek nation.

Wetzlar camera auction on October 5 — catalogue available

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The first Wetzlar Camera auction, organised by world-renowned expert and local dealer, Lars Netopil, takes place on October 5, 2019.

Babsky’s Radio Daze: Leica heard but not seen

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A bit of inspiration at 2 am and David was invited to become a regular BBC Radio contributor on the subject of "how to become a professional photographer". His Radio Daze are recalled here.

The painful progress from film to digital photography

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After a lifetime of professional photography, Don Morley was thrust into the digital deep end back in 2002. He survived and has found new enthusiasm.

Miss Silverstone meets Signorina Monza, disappointment

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John made an unscheduled visit to Monza in 1981 and encountered some interesting seating arrangements on the plane and in the stadium....

Romania: Travels in Transylvania

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At the start of the new millennium I visited Translyvania on three occasions. Working with a local translator/fixer, I documented life in the Szekely region that had changed very little in hundreds of years.

Film’s not dead, it’s alive and living in Mobberley

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Where would you sooner be, Ilford or Mobberley? Film, far from being dead, is resurrected in sunny Mobberley.

Keeping over-exposure under control

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Does film cope better with highlights? Does digital bring more recovery potential from underesposed areas. It's a complex issue but we reached a conclusion

Mark Cohen exhibition at Leica Gallery London

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Since Leica Gallery London opened in February, the new destination has hosted inspiring exhibitions of iconic Leica photographers. The next exhibition follows...

The revenge of analogue: Going back to things that matter

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Analogue lust is alive and well, from film cameras to writing with good old-fashioned fountain pens in good old fashioned notebooks. But would we really be happy without our new digital toys?