Every month, members of the collective contribute photographs to a group pool that is themed and titled by one member; and that member will select and edit the photographs into a visual narrative — that is our Flavour of the Month. This month's edit is titled In Dreams, and edited by Callan. Enjoy!
Days We Met got a mention from the ST Life! Backstage Pass section. Thank you for the publicity, and we hope to see you there over the course of the show.
Another list on the internet? Why, yes. We start 2014 with a look back at 2013. We take turns naming our favourite photobook for 2013, and explain why we chose the book. List begins after the jump.Read More
And we are almost "all systems go". Hope to see you there.
A beautiful video about a Hong Kong-based photographer rediscovering his love for photography via Tokyo's fantastic scene. It's also a great insight on why Japan has such a burgeoning photography scene. Well worth watching, though I wish there were English subtitles for it. Apologies to non-Cantonese/Mandarin speakers, but this is too good not to share.
Thank you, Donna, for the great find.
By Jing Wen; original article here.
Oh, and for that last reason, these are probably not good bags to buy if you like buying lots of bags on an ongoing basis. One of their main advantages is longevity, and long use is the only thing that will make the high initial outlay sensible. So if you like to buy bags like clothing, constantly switching and swapping and changing styles, a Billingham probably isn't the thing. It's really only for you if you're the type to keep something a long time.
And he adds an interesting observation (and tip) about Billingham bags:
by the way: unless you're a pro—if you're a hobbyist photographer photographing for fun or art or interest: I'd recommend as a guiding principle that you should never carry, and probably not even own, more gear than you can fit into a Billingham Hadley Pro or a Think Tank Retrospective 7. If you have more gear than that, change your gear, not your bag.
Which is, of course, something I believe in. Having too much gear for someone shooting for art leads to distraction of vision, and for someone just shooting for fun, only leads to under-usage. Applies to both carrying and owning gear, to differing degrees.
And that's pretty much why my Billingham Hadley Pro will be my last camera bag - simply because it lasts so long and all the gear I take on my walks fit inside it.