Leon Gimpel’s Autochrome

It is in 1904 that Leon Gimpel meets the Lumière brothers and their invention: the autochrome. Imposing a long time for the exposure, its utilization is limited to static subjects. Gimpel takes hold of the procedure and modifies the commercialized light-sensitive plates, succeeding in realizing shots in colors. He so becomes the only photographer to…

Rising Stars by Jean Francois Campos

Jean Francois Campos divides his time between new york and paris. editorials corriere della serra, cafe, courrier international, das magazine, der spiegel, el pais, flair italy, fortune, geo, globe hebdo, inrrockuptibles, le figaro magazine, l’express, l’express styles, le monde, le point, liberation, l’officiel, london sunday times, new york times, numero tokyo, paris match, poster, stern,…

Happy Valentine’s Day

  Famous kisses in photography. Photo above by Richard Lam, Vancouver Riot Elvis Presley. Photo by Alfred Wertheimer, 1956 Alfred Eisenstaedt, VJ Day. Robert Doisneau. Read here the true story of this kiss. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant Yoko Ono and John Lennon, photo by Annie Leibovitz Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman  …

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression’s early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and…

Arthur Rothstein, An American Master

Arthur Rothstein was born in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. At Columbia University he started the Camera Club. His photographic expertise attracted two professors, Guy Tugwell and Roy Stryker, who were beckoned to Washington DC to work for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal administration. Arthur was hoping to attend medical school but when Stryker…

Willy Rizzo Photographer

Willy Rizzo, who photographed Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill, and who was a character in a book by Herge, dies at the age of 84. Rizzo was so famous as a chronicler of the dolce vita of the 1950s that he was satirically immortalised as paparazzo Walter Rizotto in Tintin creator Herge’s The Castafiore Emerald.…

Bronson Caves by Brice Bischoff

Series by Brice Bischoff The Bronson Caves are located in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park and are famous as a stage set to countless moition pictures and television shows. The caves are actually man made and were originally a rock quarry during the early 1900s used to lay streets for an expanding Los Angeles. A hundred…