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Lomo Camera goes high-end

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Capture your golden moments with a Lomo LC-A+Gold special edition camera. For everyone who loves a good looking tech toys, this camera is for you.

 Twenty-four carat gold leaf gilding, smooth leather wrapping, and an original Russian Minitar lens, beautiful wooden casing, and a unique number guaranteeing authenticity—we know, you’re drooling, us too.

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 Only 130 are being produced making them super duper, insert key word, exclusive. They retail for $600USD, so it may not be something you buy on a whim, but, should definitely be on your list of must-haves. The plastic Lomo cameras have been around since the 80’s, and were popular because they were cheap. Who doesn’t love a good cheap toy?

Get ready to snap dreamy photos, full of the saturated colours just like the original ones.

 Well the new guys aren’t cheap, but they sure are pretty.

-Melissa S. Robinson

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Gaga for Polaroid

After a tumultuous few years, filled with constant questioning over the future of the Polaroid, lovers of this classic camera can sleep soundly again.

The Polaroid camera has officially been saved. The company has introduced a new camera and a new creative director alongside it.

The queen of excess, Lady Gaga, has jumped on board as creative director and will be appearing at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 8, 2010 to talk about her relationship with Polaroid and what it will entail.

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The new Polaroid has an old look, with new technology. The PIC-1000 comes in a blonde 70’s style wooden exterior, complete with new features such as red-eye reduction, self-timer and flash.

For those less endeared by the 70’s aesthetic, an alternate look in a metallic plastic grey is also available.

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Thanks to the Impossible Project, a massive initiative by photographers and lovers’ of the vintage imagery the camera stands for, to stop the camera’s manufacturers abandoning Polaroid film, which has been deemed obsolete after the rise of digital photography.

Pricing and availability of the PIC-1000 are yet to be announced. 

-Elli Stuhler

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A Decade in 100 Photographs

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Reuters has just released their 100 photographs of the decade.

Never before has the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” rung so true. The photos come from all areas of the world and display images of everything from Michael Jackson dangling a baby over a balcony to the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Bam, Iran.

There is not much we can say to describe the experience of going through the photographs; it seems too personal. We can however strongly recommend you do so.

Click here to go to the site.

– Alexa P Gray

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Meet Hermes and Leica’s Love Child

 

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Calling all photographers, especially those with a penchant for the finer things. This December Leica is releasing a very special edition of its classic 35mm rangefinder system camera, the LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermes’. 

The camera is done up in silver chrome and fine Hermes calfskin leather trim, available in two colour choices, orange or étoupe. With only 100 of each colour being made, this camera is as exclusive as it is beautifully practical. The fact that the camera comes in a linen covered silk-lined box only sweetens the deal.

The camera will be available from authorized Leica dealers for a suggested retail price of £8,550 ($14,216 USD).

 

We’re hoping someone feels extra generous towards us this holiday season.

 

– Alexa P Gray

 

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Addicted to Oil

Edward Burtynsky: Oil Refineries #34 Houston, Texas, USA, 2004

Highways, chunky suburban houses, manufacturing plants and desolate oil refineries make-up the new Edward Burtynsky exhibit on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

For over a decade, the Canadian photographer traveled the world documenting how far humans will go to comprise the urban and rural landscapes for fuel. Oil is a collection of 55 colour landscape photographs that pose the question, “What will happen to us when it’s gone?”

Edward Burtynsky: SOCAR Oil Fields #10 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006

The massive-scale, detailed photographs seem to answer that question with their eerily futuristic appearance. There are no human faces in these vast landscapes of excess, staying true to Burtynsky’s style. Here the light reflects on the cyclical process of oil production and distribution: the mechanics, waste, urban sprawl and motorways involved.

Edward Burtynsky: Nanpu Bridge Interchange Shanghai, China, 2004

Oil continues to change and control our world, and there appears to be no antidote to our oil addiction.

So before you run out of fuel, check out the exhibit, on display until December 13th.

-Otiena Ellwand

Edward Burtynsky: Oil Refineries #22 St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1999

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Imagine no Air

Imagine a world without oxygen. Vogue Italia explores that idea through fashion with Steven Meisel in the November issue. The  amazing imagery  gives variations of science and allure with men dressed in white masks and models such as, Rianne ten Haken draped in glamorous gowns. True to form, Meisel’s photography leaves much to the imagination, showing the true mastery of his art.

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This is not the first time Meisel has teamed up with the legendary magazine, he also shot the October 2009 cover, featuring Rainne ten Hken and Kalie Koss in bold designs.

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Miesel has shot campaigns for Prada, Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton.

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