Despite the original decision to stay operational, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Ilford to close down its factory after all. In the most recent statement, the company writes that the production will be temporarily ceased “until further notice,” starting today.
If there has been one message all of us have heard over the past few months, it’s been this: Stay at home! It’s important to repeat it and to do it in different ways, and Tony Fero and Helena Juan have found their own way. They have photoshopped people out of iconic artwork to symbolically “send them home,” which resulted in an inspiring and unique project.
If you’d like to try interesting photography experiments, when is a better time than now? If you’ve always wanted to try making cyanotypes, Mathieu Stern will show you his process of turning digital images into cyanotype prints. You probably already have at least half of the necessary items, and you can order the rest online so you don’t have to leave home.
Even though we may not feel very friendly about our world at the moment, it’s still full of beauty and wonders. Photographer Eric Gross managed to capture a piece of this beauty at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. He photographed an otherworldly sight of “frozen waves” on the lake’s surface, and the photos are absolutely stunning.
It looks like the coronavirus concerns and lockdown aren’t enough to stop Instagrammers from getting their likes. Because of this, “Blue Lagoon” out of Buxton, UK recently became black. The former limestone quarry remained a popular picture-perfect place even during the lockdown, so the police dyed it black to stop the people from visiting it. Funnily enough, it’s not even the first time.
Last week, photographer Brendan Barry showed you how to turn your room into a camera obscura using only the stuff you can find at home. And if any of you decides to take analog photos with your “room camera,” you’ll need developer and fixer for the photographic film. Here’s some good news – you can also make these without leaving your home. In the video below, Brendan will show you how.
Even if you’re not a fan of The Beatles, I doubt that you don’t know the image from the cover of their album Abbey Road. Both the album and its cover image are iconic, so the crosswalk has been attracting thousands of tourists. Due to the current lockdown, there are almost no people in the streets, so the famous zebra crossing is finally getting a fresh coat of paint.
The coronavirus has put around 1/3 of the world’s population in isolation, and many individuals and companies are trying to make it easier for everyone. So, after Adobe CC apps and whole Affinity suite, there’s now something for Mac users as well. Apple has extended the trial period of Final Cut Pro X, so you can now get three months of its video editing software for free.
If you’ve been disciplined during the coronavirus outbreak, you probably haven’t seen your friends for a while. And if there’s one thing all of us in self-isolation have in common, it’s this: we miss out friends! Photographer Jared Gruenwald is one of us, and he came up with a way to make himself less lonely. He started taking portraits of his friends who are also in isolation, all from a safe distance. The result is a series of pretty unusual portraits: some are emotional, but the others are incredibly silly.
The coronavirus outbreak has affected our industry in a number of ways. One of them is pretty weird and probably frustrating for many new couples and their photographers. As you might know, the number of people who can be in closed spaces has been limited in the majority of countries. In Australia, it’s currently five, which also severely limits the number of guests at weddings. In other words – if you want the photographer to attend, he or she will have to act as one of the witnesses.