Posts Tagged 'Photography'

Does A Body Good!

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz likes milk -- he thinks it does a body good, especially when splashed over a naked woman's body. Here's an excellent behind-the-scenes-look at how it's done.

Coca-Cola thought it did a body good, too, so they licensed Jaroslav's photos for an ad campaign of their own, emphasizing how their non-lactose-and-vitamin-enhanced milk can enhance a woman's looks.

Unfortunately, that's sexist, Coca-Cola! After numerous negative responses focusing on how using sexy women to sell milk doesn't hit the right demographics -- splash beer and Miller Lite will make Wieczorkiewicz a billionaire -- Coca-Cola has pulled the ads. I'm not sure I entirely agree, but given how most of Coke's profits come from weight-gaining products, and the new milk product is about as natural as soft-serve is (see also their juice products that are about as bad as soda), the response is less about whether milk is good for you than if anything Coca-Cola sells is good for you.


Ricoh WG-M1

Here's something for the Christmas list: Ricoh has teamed up with Pentax to made a new rugged camera. The WG-M1 does full 1060p/30fps, takes 14MP photos, can go underwater and be dropped from great heights. At least that's what the promotional material says, it isn't out yet, but at $300 it's not quite as cheap as a GoPro, but it promises a bit higher quality.


Playboy Photoshoot!

Photographer Patrick Van Dam loves taking pictures of beautiful mostly-naked women (but who doesn't), and in this photoset he has turned the camera around, documenting the process of performing a Playboy photoshoot in such a way that the naked ladies are a mere accessory to the real work.


Konstruktor Lomo!

Ever think, "boy, I with I could take artsy pictures, but getting a camera is just too easy?" Well, the Lomo guys have released the Konstruktor, an assemble-it-yourself kit that's delivered as parts on a sprue with a tiny screwdriver and a set of instructions.


No Nipples!

So, tell me: is a girl whose boobs are as smooth as a Barbie doll still a sexy woman? Photographers Loretta Rae and Geoffrey Rittenmyer (who no longer have a website, and have presumably broken up their portmanteau studio "Loreffrey") decided to provoke some weird boners by photoshopping the nipples off women as a statement on what makes women sexy: is it the woman, or just that two-square-inches that the photoshop 'star' stamp covering them up on the celebrity gossip website? And, at least they have their teeth. Provided these ladies' crotches aren't as smooth and featureless as Barbie, I don't think I'd mind. Just ask all the men who still love their ladies after breast cancer surgery causes a nipple to disappear...but the amount of time and effort in restoring nipples goes to show that they do have more importance than photoshop can affect.



Vintage Porn Negatives!

eBay seller ladiesonfilm is selling a huge archive of original negatives of porn magazine photography. How he got it, I can only wish I knew, and I'll be rightly pissed if it turns out these are fakes. However, the variety of poses, particularly unappealing and toss-off poses, would lead me to believe that ladiesonfilm fell into a huge archive of a porn photographer's negatives, and is now sharing with the world. Awesome.


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New Polaroid Camera Available!

After Polaroid discontinued 600 film, lots of dudes like me curled up in a corner and cried for a while. You didn't take pictures with a Polaroid for photographic reasons; you took it for the instantaneous satisfaction of having a hard-copy photo in your hands, no matter if the colors were wrong or things were poorly framed. Don't even get me started on the fun of self porn-photography with Polaroids: the fun is passing around the pictures right then and there, without having to be annoyed with how long the pictures take to pull up on the computer.

Polaroid has come back with new technology in what appears to be an old box. Shaped like several different Polaroid models from the 80s to today, this new camera is wholly digital, but with a new inkless-printing system that gets you an 'instant' 'photo' right out of the camera. Kick ass, Polaroid...kick ass. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg; the awesomeness of Polaroid was that you could pick up a $1 thriftshop camera and $10 worth of 600 at White Drug and have an awesome time. I'm sure price will come down someday; gotta fleece the early-adopters, of course.


Erotic Photo Dos and Don'ts!

I'm not completely sure if this is all satire or not. Lola Byrd of Peeperz has compiled a list of 'how to take artsy nudes', which is laid out kinda like last week's alt-girl takedown, but the photos are still pleasantly artsy. So, take it with a grain of salt the next time you get out the camera. Sure, it may get all Metarty, but is being that derivative really where you want to go?

Alt Girl Donts!

The photo below is my only exception to the top 5 alt-girl cliche list, because it's just so damn sexy. The rest - fake suicide, steampunk lite, snorting candy - are all destined to be a wtf someday. The Alt Girls are hardly to blame, though: somebody had to take that picture. One of the biggest skills a photographer has to learn is to say, "no, honey, you look retarded."


Hasselblad Pinhole Camera!

I've been wanting a Hasselblad body for a while, but they're so damn expensive. Thankfully, somebody has made one you can print out and assemble. It's only a pinhole camera, but if you're the artsy kind of dork who'll print out a hasselblad and take pinhole pictures, it's perfect for you.


Tiny Camera!

As you might guess, when they can put a full-fledged 5MP camera into a tiny celphone, most of the space inside that $200 point-n-shoot is just so its big enough to hold on to and use reliably. But what if you wanted to give up all that silly "usability" and "functionality"? Enter the Mame-Cam, a fully-functional spycam that is so tiny its nearly impossible for anybody but the tiny, tiny Japanese people to use properly. I was sent one to test and review, but I accidentally swallowed the first one, then I had to go to the doctor when the replacement they sent got lodged in my nostril.

GaGa Makes Cameras!

As I announced a year ago, Lady Gaga is a creative director for Polaroid now. Eh, she's got ideas, that's a good thing. Now, she's actually produced a camera, much to everyone's amazement: the GL30. It looks sorta like the SX-70, and it does instant "inkless"(?) printing as well as saving digitally. Less practical but more awesome are the GL20 the GagaCamera Glasses. The GL30, looks practical and marketable; the GL20 looks cocksuckingly impractical and expensive. Who'd expect less from Gaga?

Smartphones = Camera Death!

The New York Times is predicting that the built-in camera on smartphones will kill point-n-shoot cameras. Or, rather, that the point-n-shoot camera built into a phone will discourage people from buying a standalone point-n-shoot, which only makes sense. Come on, why carry more than one thing? People have stopped wearing wristwatches because of phones, for god's sake, who's going to carry around yet another electronic device only to find the batteries are dead when they try to use it. Now, if people will only start complaining about how shitty cellphone cameras are, they'll start putting GOOD cameras in celphones. I admit, I take a lot of pictures with my cellphone, but I have my nice cameras (including my K1000) when I really want to take a good picture. Pro photographers, for years, have carried around a Polaroid camera for staging and lighting purposes, so it doesn't hurt to have one in my phone. There's a bunch of stuff I would have missed if I didn't take pictures with my cellphone. They've done the small-cheap-camera thing better than the other small-cheap-cameras, so don't fault them for being easy and portable - fault them for tiny sensors and crappy plastic lenses.

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