Nikon recently announced a sick ass DSLR camera called the Nkon DF, it has a retro design with a full frame 16.2mp sensor inside….which pretty much means it will take some amazing photos and look good doing it. I’m drooling over this thing! I love my Fuji X100, but this thing may replace it….if I can ever afford it. Hit the jump to scope out some more pics of this beaute.
Our friends in Holland are back with some new wares for Fall/Winter ’13.
Click below to check out the collection and hit up the Orange Juice site for more info.
Shout out to Roy Van Kempen.
Another Texas Toast Jam has come and gone, and what a sweet time it was. Considering the amount of rain we received the week prior (the dirt jumps were literally flooded), I’d say the whole thing ended marvelously. It was great seeing people from around the world descend upon Austin for the jam once again.
Brandon Means was in town for Toast (ice to finally meet you bud) , and he graciously contributed a bunch of pics from the weekend. Click below to check them out.
So, about a month ago, I put together a trip for some of us midwest guys: Jeff K, T.J. Henderson, Rob Diquattro, Ryan Wayne, Nick Wilbat, Anthony Loconte and myself to head out on a four day adventure to camp around Lake Michigan. We didn't go into the trip thinking it would be 100% riding and I don't think any of us wanted or needed that anyway.
Poler helped us get outfitted with some camping gear, as pretty much none of us were experienced campers and most of us had little to no camping experience. As with any trip nothing goes exactly as planned and time constraints didn't' allow us to get in everything we wanted and we definitely didn't get to ride as much street as we would have liked, but that didn't keep anyone down. We all had a blast and laughed the entire trip, especially from all of Rob's antics and newly acquired front brake skills on a bike nearly half the size of his own.
Click below to scope out some snaps from the trip and be on the look out for a trip edit to drop later this week filmed by Anthony Loconte.
We posted a great Authophoto from Vincent Perraud.
A few weeks ago I was shopping at a used book store outside of Chicago and came across a book by Fred Herzog titled “Photographs”. I had heard his name before…probably in school….but that's about it, I was pretty oblivous. Well I opened the book and immediately became obsessed with Herzog's work, I feel like I have been missing out all this time. He was one of the first street photographers to push color photo and was one of the grandfathers of color photography, coming even before the esteemed William Eggleston. There is a great article up on American Suburb X of excerpts of some his interviews and they definitely are worth a read.
Hit the jump to scope out some more of his work.
This new documentary on street photography in NYC looks to be one not to miss. Some great great artists in here….and I can’t wait to hear their stories and viewpoints on what street photography means to them.
Andrew Norton has an amazing project called The Photographer Series which is a nice look into some of the best photographers in skateboarding and the stories behind some amazing photos. This one on Jonathan Mehring definitely reminded me that I need to get my ass out on the road for some exploration.
Thomas Prior is probably one of my current favorite photographers the last few years or so. He always finds some unique topics to photograph and has a great eye to boot. This new project titled “Tultepec” covers the annual National Pyrotechnic Festival in Mexico. Amazing to say the least.
Click below to see a few more photos of the series.
My good friend Nicholas Maggio (who after a small hiatus, has been back to doing a bunch of posts on his site atimetoget.com) sent me a text with a photo of a Ray K. Metzker book and the words “buy this right now”. So I did what any like minded person would do… Went to google images and drug a bunch of photos to my desktop. Thanks to Nick for the inspiration and keep reading to check out a bunch of Ray K. Metzker’s photos.
I always love nerding out about camera gear and while I was doing research on the Think Tank roller bags, I stumbled across this video with photographer David Burnett sharing the contents of his camera bag. He has a great selection of digital and film cameras and I love how the photos that he’s shot with each camera as he is talking about them. It’s a bit lengthy, but definitely worth the watch!
GOODfeelin crew tweaked up the site and dumped a bunch of pics in. Go HERE.
“Setting out from Shanghai, John Watson and Mission Workshop began their cycling tour of China’s Yangtze River Delta. Using both film and digital formats, Watson photographed the surroundings and encounters with the local community. Led by their friends from Factory Five, they headed into a frenetic network of massive residential complexes, large industrial parks, and super highways. At first glance, the route seemed straightforward, however, the reality of the 1,000km trip was far more intense than anyone expected.”
If you're in San Francisco this weekend, check out the show (flyer above, duh).
I am absolutely psyched on this photo series by Richard Gilligan. “DIY” is a four year long documentary photo series on do it yourself skateparks and skatespots throughout Europe and the US. The focus is on the adaptation of existing and abandoned terrain to fit the uses of skaters in a modern environment. Since some/most of these spots in the series also pertain to BMX, I felt this is definitely worth a post. Hope you guys dig it. Gilligan also has a book published with the entire series over at 1980editions.com, which I'm definitely going to scoop up for my own collection.
Click below to check out a few more from the series.
Feelin’ this photo of Stefan Lantschner by Hugo Almeida.
Eyeball more of Hugo’s photos HERE.
In Flickr news, there’s been a redesign!
The new Flickr is a million F-Stops better than the previous out dated piece of shit they’ve been offering us. So much so, that I actually feel inspired to use the service again. I used and frequented Flickr for a nice stretch, then became very uninterested in it for the last few years (stopped going there basically). Well, the new redesign has greatly changed my view on it. Same premise, just nicer presentation, ease of viewing photos and a terabyte of space. I realized that I follow some pretty rad people and it’s good to see what everyone is up too. Flickr has been a good source of content for this site, so hopefully it can stay in my rotation. Instagram likes to party with Flickr too, which is an added bonus.
If you’ve been down with Flickr in the past, go poke around and give it a new shot. If you have never been on Flickr, this will all mean nothing, haha…
Having learned that David Grant enjoys shooting photos from his recent DIG interview, I decided to hit him up and see if he would be down to contribute an Autophoto. Being a fan of riders who also shoot, I was psyched to know he was down.
Click below to check out David Grant’s Autophoto. All the photos were taken on Canon or Minolta 35mm cameras.
Be sure to follow David Grant on Instagram too.
Seen a post of Lucia Griggi’s underwater surf photos over at Huh Magazine and thought they were rad enough to share. They surely got me excited for Chicago summer and shooting with my underwater film camera. Although, the water in Lake Michigan isn’t quite as clear as this.
Check out some more of her little interview and images here.