Articles, interviews and tips on photography

Photographs for the Record

Sometimes I envy vinyl collectors. Not only can they play their music when the internet goes down. But, depending on their taste, they get two pieces of art for the price of one. Musicians use visuals to help sell their records. And the more discerning choose pre-existing images over pictures of themselves.

NOLA – The City as a Subject

“Making a portrait of a city is an endless job, wanting to undertake it, is in itself something a little bit pretentious. Although the portrait may reach a certain degree of truth, it will be nothing more than a rumor in the city”. -W. Eugene Smith on “The Pittsburg project”

Celebrating 6 Years

What originally started out as a way to share our love of traveling and photography through workshops all over the world, has grown into an amazing community of over 150 members living in over 20 countries.

On Assignment with the Viltrox 23mm f/1.4

As many of you know or can imagine, there is a big difference between the real world and the tests or reviews that you can find on the internet…What interests me is how a double-page photo in a magazine looks, if the focus in very complex light situations responds well and if it can physically endure the hustle and bustle.

The Truth about Inspiration

The only thing that is clear to me about inspiration, is that sometimes it just doesn’t come to me. I think that this is a relatively general truth for anyone who is creative person. Photography is of course one of those creative endevours in which one can suffer a terrible lack of inspiration.

National Geographic : A Feature of Jorge & The Raw Society

“…Five years after its birth, The RAW Society organizes photographic workshops in Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, India…on a recurring basis. Moving away from technique and precision, Jorge and Christelle opted to experience each destination they went to in a ‘raw’ way and share that feeling with all the members of their community…”

Why Nobody Cares About Your Photos

I think it is common to have the feeling that our photography is undervalued, I also firmly believe that this is due to the large amount of photographic content that is on-line and its consequent valuation in number of likes or shares or things of that kind. Therefore, it is normal, especially if you are just starting out, to feel that your photography does not matter to anyone and it is probably true…to some extent. 

Embracing The Absurd

Albert Camus, Nobel prize winner and son of Menorquin immigrants, developed in his many writings and plays, the idea of the Absurd: a concept defined as the disharmony between our pursuit of meaning in life in an essentially meaningless and indifferent universe.

The Ultimate Souvenir

As many of you know, Christelle and I travel regularly to Nepal thanks to the on-location workshops that we host, as well as for projects that we develop there like the one that was recently published in National Geographic.

Why you need a Leica

Leica cameras are undoubtedly objects of desire.

Sure, you can tell yourself that it is silly to want one, that their technology is outdated and that they are not ‘all that’ or remind yourself that your pockets aren’t deep enough in order to dissuade yourself from that ostentatious whim – after all, a Leica, like any other camera, is nothing more than a black box with a hole to capture images…