Revelations: Unlocking Diane Arbus’ Composition Techniques

“Child with A Toy Hand Grenade” taken by Diane Arbus. Central Park, NY. 1962.

“Child with A Toy Hand Grenade” © Diane Arbus

As I was sitting in my living room flipping through the pages of Diane Arbus Revelations, I realized that all of her photographs shared the same visual element. Not the perversity or the freakish that my mind continuously sipped at her photos throughout the years. It was the identical arrangement repeated to the same effect in all of her photographs. Most of her subjects were presented almost Continue reading


Leitz Summicron 35mm f/2 Type I

Leica M3 with Leitz Summicron 35mm 1:2.0 type I Canada

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The art of designing optical system fascinates me. Most fascinating is that lens designers are still using the same centuries-old methods and concepts; even though today’s photographic lens design is no longer a simple meniscus lens. This entry will dedicate to the most desirable Leica lens, the symmetrical, eight element Summicron Continue reading


Street in Colors: the Mighty X Compact Camera System

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Copyright © 2013. stFOTOgrafer. All Rights Reserved!

For the past months, I have spent time on the streets with a mighty and adorable camera. Mighty because it packs with power. Adorable because it is compact, light and stylish. Best of all, I don’t have to sell one of my kidneys to buy it.

The beauty of this camera isn’t just its price or its retro design. The X-M1 features the same APS-C size sensor and processor that found on the Continue reading


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