AARH Magazine – issue 2

As the weekend approached, so did our brand new second issue of AARH Magazine. Read it now or save it for your hangover. A special thank you to Wang Wei, Jānis Vēliņš, Cecilia Riis, Andreas Krautwald, Trine Kobborg, Oscar Luis Levcovich, and Dag Knudsen.

Cameras in music videos … Graflex × Madonna

Remember when Madonna didn’t just copy the style of the month? Alright, never mind. But then, do you remember when we told you about Sir Mix-A-Lot having a Graflex camera in his ’92 video for “Baby Got Back”? Well, Madonna actually did that back in 1985. When Madonna released the video for “Into the Groove” […]

Cameras in music videos … Kodak × ERIMAJ

So, it’s been a while … It seems there’s not a lot of cameras in music videos these days, and as much as I would love to see Oddisee do one with his, it just hasn’t happened yet. But as luck would have it, I came across ERIMAJ on Facebook, and voila, I’m back in […]

Cameras in music videos … Konica × Aloe Blacc

The fact that I’m both a father as well as an analog enthusiast is part of the reason that this video for “You Make Me Smile” actually makes me smile. In it Aloe Blacc plays the part of a struggling photographer surrounding himself with cameras and sporting both the Speed Graphic (Remember Sir Mix-a-Lot?) as […]

Speaking of the Congo …

A year previous to the Dear Obama project, Marcus Bleasdale had a book published about the situation in DRC called ‘Rape of a Nation’ (2009). The amazing pictures tell a grim story of dictatorship, enslavement, rape, and murder. The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world’s most vast deposits of diamonds and […]

Willy Ronis le bellevillois

You know how one thing leads to another on the internet. A Google search takes you to a site that links to something else, and bada-boom bada-bing you’ve spent hours on YouTube or Camerapedia. Well, yesterday a Todd Hido podcast led me to the name Willy Ronis, and I wondered, “why have I never heard […]

Pieter Hugo

The other day I came across a photograph on flickr depicting a barefooded man in black suit and tie, standing like he had just ripped a cow’s throat out. The person who had posted this image was not the photographer, but was kind enough to mention the name ‘Pieter Hugo’. I immediately had to find […]

Cameras in music videos … Polaroid × Michael Jackson

In 1983 Michael Jackson escaped the lense of a Polaroid Autofocus 660 in the video for Billie Jean. Photo by Sean Smith Surrounding the Polaroid is what appears to me as a bunch of Mamiya Z-series cameras, but what’s more important: Is that a (Dirty) Diana I see there in the upper left corner?! Your […]