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England’s Oldest Camera Manufacturer – Gandolfi & Sons

  This documentary is a little gem! It gives you a glimpse into the business of...

Remembering Eugène Atget – A Pioneer of documentary photography

February 12, 1857, Libourne, France –  August 4, 1927, Paris, France  Today we remember a founding father in documentary...

The World’s First Photo Book from 1843

Anna Atkins was an English botanist and a photographer who is often considered the first...

World Record Cyanotype Print

In January artists Jaden Hastings and Melanie King where chosen to serve as artists-in-residence for The Story of Light Festival in Goa,...

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film From a WWII Soldier Saved By The Rescue Film Project

Our hats go off to The Rescued Film Project for the dedication and curiosity for developing...

First Hasselblad Camera Used in Space Up for Auction (Update)

  Today you might be able to get the opportunity to own a piece of...

Remembering Magnum photographer René Burri

9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014  “A photograph is a moment when you press...

“Original Mad Man” – Bert Stern

“When a portrait evokes a feeling, then you’ve got something. Technique isn’t really important. What...

100 More Years of Analogue Film – FILM Ferrania (UPDATE)

  Update: A huge congratulations to FILM Ferrania you made it! This amazing company is back...

“The Eye of Paris” – Brassaï

9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984 “Chance is always there. We all use it....

Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Photography!

Today marks the day we celebrate 175 years of photography. On this day in 1839, François...

Ansel Adam’s View Camera to Be Auctioned!

[column size=one_half position=first ] [/column] [column size=one_half position=last ] Own a piece of history. Legendary...

The Roaring Lion – Yousuf Karsh’s Portrait of Winston Churchill

  December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002 ‘If it’s a likeness, alone, it’s not...

Century Old Negatives Found in Antarctica left in Captain Scott’s hut

    Recently a phenomenal discovery was made by the Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators where they...

“Made In America: Building A Nation” USPS stamps honours Lewis Hine

“In 1938, aided by widespread publicity from Hine’s photographs, Congress passed the Fair Labour Standards...

Happy 159th Birthday to George Eastman

July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932       “Light makes photography. Embrace light....

The Making of “In Voluptas Mors” – Salvador Dali & Philippe Halsman

 “In Voluptas Mors” (“Voluptuous Death”), is probably one of the most complex portraits I have ever...

A Photographic Memory

A personal documentary film about a daughter’s search for the mother she never knew through...

Happy Birthday Eadweard Muybridge – The Pioneer of Motion Photography

9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904 “I am going to make a name for...

The Discovery of World War I, French & Russian Revolution Photographs

At the beginning of the year Anton Orlov (creator of The Photo Palace Bus) stumbled...

The iconic ‘Valley Of The Shadow Of Death’ Photograph, Truthful or Not?

This iconic photo that is recognise throughout the world to be one of the oldest...

The First Woman Photographer – Anna Atkins

 16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871 Anna Atkins is said to had been the first...

The 1908 London Olympics

In the great spirt of the London 2012 Olympics we present to you these intriguing...

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

Colour Photographs from the a lost age   In 1909, millionaire French banker and philanthropist...

The largest photography project ever to have been sponsored by the USA

“It is called a great collection now, perhaps the greatest ever assembled in the history...

The First Anonymous Photo to have ever Won the Pulitzer Prize

The story behind this intriguing image is a unusual one, it became the first ever...

The famous ‘Tank Man’ Image Revisited

5th June 1989 Twenty-three years ago on June the 5th, Jeff Widener ran out of...

The “Napalm Girl” image that affected the world turns 40

June, 8th 1972   Probably known as one of the most unforgettable and most haunting...

The longest negative in the world

The longest photographic negative in the world measures an astounding 39.54 m (129 ft 8.69...

The inventor of the Pigeon Camera

8th February, 1852 – 17th April 1932   Have you ever wanted to take your...

Bon Anniversaire Nadar

1 April 1820 – 23 March 1910   “The portrait I do best is of...

The WWI Machine Gun that shot frames instead of bullets

This remarkable gun camera was called the Mark III Hythe Machine Gun Camera and was...

“Focus right then gently press: Ilford Selo spells success” – Ilford

‘Black and White images made from silver have been around for over 150 years. There...

Melted history – Robert capa

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”  When the soldiers of the...

World Press Photo Winners From 1955-2000

It is said that a picture can tell a thousand words, and this well known...

A Giant Camera by the sea

Based in sunny San Francisco on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, is...

The world’s first underwater photograph

© Louis Boutan The image above is known as the world’s first underwater photograph –...

The world’s largest telephoto lens

The Giant Hasselblad lens –  Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens No this is...

Seeing Straight – Group f.64

Seven Photographers constituting of: Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, John Paul Edwards,...

Kamra-e-faoree – The Afghan Box Camera

The Afghan Box Camera is simply a box-shaped wooden camera, traditionally used by photographers working...

How were satellite photographs taken during the Cold War?

CIA’s Cold-War Spy Satellite entitled ‘Big Bird’.   This is the incredible story of how the...

Joyeux Anniversaire Daguerreotype!

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) Daguerreotype Process – January 9th, 1839    The Daguerreotype process was the...

The Aladdin’s Cave of Photography

Previously known as a limestone mine in Pennsylvania, is now known as a home to...

20×24 Camera/ studio

The one and only 20×24 Polaroid Camera/studio.   Polaroids were created by the legendary American...

The worlds smallest Wet plate camera

‘Here is my latest innovation in Victorian Miniaturization technology. This is the world’s smallest Wetplate...

The Camper Obscura

At the Photomonth Photofair this month we came across the Camper Obscura, which is a...

The finest Photographic Collection in the world – Jack Naylor

“I had an innate love for photography. Why? I’m not quite sure, but I did,...

Hasselblad history video

‘I certainly don’t think that we will earn much money on this, but at least...

‘The Hitherto Impossible in Photography Is Our Specialty’ – George R. Lawrence

 The Mammoth Camera, built in 1900. In the 1900’s the unthinkable was created, a Chicago...

The last roll of film – Robert Landsbury

When it comes to your photographs your protective over your work, right? When Mount St....

The Impossible project

In October 2008 the last Polaroid production plant for essential instant film in Enschede (NL)...

Darren’s Great Big Camera

Darren’s great big camera is defiantly an impressive piece of D.I.Y camera building, the camera produces negatives...

A Collection of the most unique Cameras.

Have you ever wondered if a camera can be disguised in any shape or form?...

He shot a Polaroid a day until the day he died – Jamie Livingston

Jamie Livingston (1979 – 1997) was a New York-based photographer, film-maker and circus performer, he was no...

Worlds most expensive camera (Updated).

“What is the most expensive camera in the world,” when this question is asked you...

“You press the button, we do the rest” – George Eastman

George Eastman, the ‘Godfather’ of film photography, who founded the Eastman Kodak Company, which changed...

Apollo 11 Mission – what camera to take?

Hasselblad – The first camera on the moon. In 1969, NASA completed the Apollo 11...

The top ten most collectable photographic books of all time.

The Americans – Robert Frank 1. The Americans is a incredible photographic insight into US...

Colorama – The stories behind the Pictures.

The Kodak Colorama – The stories behind the Pictures   The Kodak Colorama was described,...

A new addition to the Darkroom.

Film’s not Dead is very pleased to declare that Ilford will be releasing the first new...

Robin Bell

Robin Bell is know as one of Britian’s most respected B&W printers and one of...

Who said you couldn’t print money?

The top most expensive photographs ever sold in the world:   The record for the...

The Worlds largest Pinhole Photograph

A three stories high, eleven stories long, producing a guinness world record for ‘The Great...

The Camera Van

The one off camera van was hand made by Harrod Blank who spent two years...

Inside a Pentax Spotmatic

How are Camera Lenses are made?

Have you ever wondered how lens are actually made? Well your in luck, this short...

Camera: A History of Photography

“Try doing that with your digital camera in about 100 years”   By Todd Gustavson...

Kodak – How film is made 1958

This fascinating 1958 documentary titled “How film is made”, that documents the production process and...

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