Photographer Vincent Laforet has got the photography and film communities buzzing with the release of his little short film Reverie. It is the first short film shot in 1080p with the new Canon EOS 5D MKII, and evidence that Canon will indeed revolutionize film making with its release. Folks, this was all shot with an $2700 SLR camera – think about what this means! Laforet put this together in just 72 hours, primarily to showcase the camera, and his footage is incredible. Below are some frame grabs (not stills!) from Reverie which can be viewed here.
Congratulations to Krissy and Mr. 44! You have been randomly selected as the winners of the Uprinting.com giveaway. Both of you will each recieve 500 business cards courtesy of Uprinting.com just for participating in the project.
Both of you will receive an email from the company shortly! Thanks to everyone who participated. Look out for the next project to launch ASAP – it’s another good one.
Max (endeavor) just sent over a few shots of my 2008/09 High Five Series snowboards getting put to work! Photos courtesy of the master, Scott Serfas (senior photographer for Transworld Snow among other things). I am STOKED to see my creations in action – and on a staircase made of ice no less!
Booooooom! Project #3! Draw your own face with your eyes closed! There is a submission form at the end of this post. I will gather up submissions and create a gallery of your submitted work. Be sure to include your name, email, and website so other visitors can see who made what! Be sure to read all of the rules for this one! As an added incentive, two entrants will each win 500 Business Cards courtesy of Uprinting.com!
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up with the amazingly talented, Ken Diamond in his Vancouver studio. Ken makes things out of leather, and he makes them all by hand! People are really buzzing about his work, and his moccasins were recently featured in Hobo Magazine.
One of the first things he showed me were the moccasins and as I ran my fingers over all the little details, I realised that the beauty of his leather work could only be fully appreciated in person. Sadly the internet is only optimized for two of the five senses, so your Ken Diamond experience is limited to the 20 or so photos I took during my visit.
A ton of awesome work has been submitted to both Booooooom Projects so far, so if you haven’t already browsed the Project Galleries, you’re really missing out. Kalli sent me a couple gorgeous photos last week for Booooooom Project #2 and I quickly emailed her back to see if she had any more I could see. She actually went to the trouble of scanning in a ton of her polaroids and even signed up at Flickr just to share them with me.
So here’s some more incentive to get involved in the projects – from time to time I will feature work, submitted to the projects, on the main page. Here’s a quick look at some great polaroid photography by Kalli Anne.