Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Aaron C. Greenman: Quatre Saisons en France Profonde

© Aaron C. Greenman

Amidst the far-right political rhetoric, there is an old France – a rural, traditional land of common identity and hard-working values – and a new France — a modern country suffering from uncontrolled immigration, high unemployment, a welfare state, globalization and low self-esteem. It’s no great revelation, of course, to anyone with enough intelligence to understand beyond [...]

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Lara Platman: Taking the Col Turini in Style

© Lara Platman

The summer months for most photographers are busy and for me this year especially, I had the Monaco Grand Prix Historic to attend and if you know me by now (might have read some of my other blog entries) I do like to travel in gorgeous cars… This year I took the beautifully designed Jaguar [...]

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Robin Sinha, Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 2

© Robin Sinha

This is the second part of Robin’s journey to Istanbul. Read the first part here. Sometimes it pays to follow your curiosity. On stumbling across a derelict building one afternoon in Istanbul, I pushed open the corrugated metal door and stepped inside. I could hear an animated conversation around the corner that sounded like a [...]

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John Whitaker: Black and White Swan

Espresso Fix © John Whitaker

Last year I walked into my local deli in Manhattan and saw that a new girl was working behind the counter. She had pale skin and an unusual radiance, and she was wearing a fedora. My first impression was that she could be a star in “The Wizard of Oz.” I imagined her as the [...]

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Robin Sinha: Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 1

© Robin Sinha

For me, street photography is a continuous, personal exploration. In the past I have underestimated its difficulty and required discipline. In practice it became immediately evident that a good image takes time and effort. Of course, very occasionally, a gift from the gods presents itself right in front of you. If only the gods were [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Uphill in Thailand

© Aaron C. Greenman

In the Thai north – far from the honeymoon beach-oriented oases of the south that are so appealing to western tourists – live the indigenous peoples of Thailand, traditionally referred to as “chao khao”, meaning “mountain or forest people”. To foreign eyes, the setting is a romantic evocation of Asian jungle, with layered, green-coated mountains [...]

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Peter McCollough: A Shifting Line of Art and Advertising

© Peter McCollough

Last year I documented an event in San Francisco for Absolut Vodka that was a little unlike anything I had done before. The idea was to take a city block, paint it white and then have artists from all over the United States paint, sculpt, plant and crochet their work onto the buildings. A commercially-oriented [...]

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Damaso Reyes: Native New York, An Ongoing Visual Journey

A cutout of the Statue of Liberty guards a tree from dogs in Brooklyn. Photographed with a Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 400 film © Damaso Reyes

I belong to that seemingly rarest of species: the Native New Yorker. I was born and raised in the city, even going to college there. But since then I have spent most of my adult life wandering the globe, first living in Southeast Asia for a year and a half and for the last nine [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Japonisme and the Aesthetics of Photography

© Aaron C. Greenman

As many of us know, and many of us will discover in our own lifetimes, Japan is a place existing within its own unique sense of rhythm. Perhaps no where is there a country so at once embracing and creating the future while at the same time eying and honoring its past. On travels in [...]

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Ceci Menchetti: ADC Festival of Art + Craft

© Ceci Menchetti

Ceci Menchetti from The Art Directors Club shares her recap of the ADC Festival of Art + Craft on behalf of CREEM magazine. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken using the Leica X Vario. Welcome to Miami! Miami is a city unlike any other. In fact, some say it can [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Pastoral Geometry in Zeeland

© Aaron C. Greenman

In the southwest corner of The Netherlands sits Zeeland, an area of profound beauty and tumultuous history. In a country that exists largely below sea level, and one that has made its national struggle a triumph over the oceans – “beter voorkomen dan genezen” (better to prevent than to cure) – Zeeland has shaped its landscape [...]

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Jenna Putnam: Art Beyond The Armory

© Jenna Putnam

Jenna Putnam, a CREEM magazine contributing writer and photographer, let’s us in on some of the art happenings in New York outside of Armory Arts Week. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken using the Leica X Vario. While the art world elite and art plebeians alike clamored for a piece of [...]

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Katerina Simonova: Armory Arts Week

© Jenna Putnam

Katerina Simonova, the Editor in Chief of CREEM magazine, shares her recap of Armory Arts Weeks. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken by Jenna Putnam using the Leica X Vario. Now that the dust has settled from the last lone crate that was moved out of the final fair and the art world [...]

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Andrew Reed Weller: Parallax Correction

© Andrew Reed Weller

Andrew Reed Weller is a photographer originally from Cleveland, Ohio and now based in New York City. He is currently focused on printing from his backlog of images, loving people and cooking them tasty food, as well as taking care of an increasing number of plants. Andrew has traveled to 37 countries, with extended stays [...]

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Claudio Majorana: U.S.A. 1957 – First Sicilian Mission To United States

The Sicilian Delegation, © Claudio Majorana

My name is Claudio Majorana. I’m a photographer and a medical student. Five years ago, as a birthday present from my father, I received a box of negatives that had been stored in the attic of our family country house for about 50 years. In my family there has always been a strong passion for photography, [...]

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