The idea for What We Wore came to me a few years ago. A lot of my work involves documenting youth culture and I noticed that often there was more variety and distinction in people's own photographs than in professional photography. Often you notice that the way people caption the images would bring the story to life. I started my own Flickr group and asked friends to contribute. We ran the content as a weekly format on the website I run with Cieron Magat, Isysarchive.tv. We then developed What We Wore website and project it just grew from there.Continue reading...
Love urban photography? Addicted to Instagram? These snappers capture their cities in beautiful and surprising ways
Follow our @GuardianCities Instagram account for daily updates on great urban photography from across the world and to share your photos with us. Here are the latest updates
Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been shot dead in Afghanistan's violent east while covering preparations for the presidential election. Here is a retrospective of her work, from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to the London 2012 Olympics
An Olympus camera lost by a Finnish diver on a trip in Thailand has made its way back to its owner. Reported by the travel site Sail In Finland, in January the Finnish diver's tethered camera floated away after some rough weather. The point-and-shoot was found the next day by Krzysztof Torzynski, a Polish diver from Denmark who was in the same waters. He then used photos on the camera to look for the owner. Learn more
Lensbaby is well known among DSLR photographers for its array of special-effect lenses. Now the Portland, Oregon-based company wants to expand into mobile photography and has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the final development stage of its Lensbaby Sweet Spot lens for iPhones. Learn more
Transcend has announced SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Class 3 (U3) rated memory cards with read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 85MB/s. The Transcend cards meet requirements to give smooth video capture on new 4K cameras such as the Sony FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Canon EOS C500. Featuring 32GB to 128GB capacities, the new cards will available by mid-April in Japan and soon after in the U.S. Learn more
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Kenro has announced the Nissin i40 compact flash gun that also has a built-in video light. It's compact in size and has a flash output of GN40 at 105mm with wireless TTL mode. The new model also has a LED video light providing nine steps of output level adjustment. The Nissin i40 is now available for Nikon and Canon, with Sony and Fujifilm fits coming soon. It will sell for £204/~$338. Learn more
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Nokia has launched a new high-end smartphone. The Lumia 930 is the international version of the Lumia Icon that was launched a few weeks ago as an exclusive model for U.S. carrier Verizon. Looking at the specifications, the 930's camera module appears to be identical to the unit used in Nokia's 6-inch phablet, the Lumia 1520. The 1/2.5-inch BSI CMOS sensor offers 20MP and the F2.4 aperture is combined with an optical image stabilization system and a dual-LED flash. Learn more
Capa, one of the world's most distinguished war photographers, famously said: 'If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough.' And close he certainly was, accompanying US forces to Europe from 1943-1945. From D-Day landings to a soldier wandering a lane with his sweetheart, his images are on show at Daniel Blau gallery in London until 10 May
More than 100 million first time voters will cast their ballots when the world's biggest democracy holds a general election from 7 April. Here is a selection of young voters' opinions on the important issues facing Indian todayContinue reading...
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Photographer Max Kandhola spent years in sweaty gyms sparring with prizefighters for his project The Aura of Boxing and the results pack an emotional punch
Armed with little more than a 4x5 plate camera and a ruler, Max Kandhola, photography lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, set out to capture the essence of the prizefighter's world. He sparred with boxers close-up with only his lens between them. Having taken a few blows along the way he emerged with a major project, The Aura of Boxing, which has been exhibited at three venues in London, Derby and Nottingham. A 96-page book will accompany the shows, published by Dewi Lewis.Continue reading...
Some look like impressionistic paintings, while other look like colorful ribbons. It's hard to imagine the subjects of British photographer Linden Gledhill's macro photos are actually butterfly wings. A biochemist by training, Gledhill says, 'I’m completely enchanted by the physical world around me and obsessed by its natural beauty. My career in science has magnified this feeling of awe'. See gallery
When photographers James and Karla Murray revisited the shopfronts they had documented in their Disappearing Face of New York book, they found many replaced by chain stores, banks and luxury apartmentsContinue reading...
Amsterdam-based publisher Erik Kessels has produced 12 books of weird, often surreal, domestic photos, never intended for publication. Here are some of funniest, most enigmatic and inexplicably heartwarming pictures from his collectionRead more about the pictures here
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, Adidas is getting the ball rolling with an eye-catching video series. They've outfitted a match ball, also known as Brazuca, with six GoPro-style cameras for a unique point-of-view as Brazuca's six 'eyes' provide a 360-degree view around the field from cleat-level. Watch Brazuca in action
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