Yahoo! Weather App promotes your Flickr photos
April 22, 2013 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

Yahoo! Weather is a brand-new application for iOS devices. It’s for free and the best thing is, it takes pictures of the weather condition of cities including Jakarta from a Flickr group. Anybody may submit …

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The best photography bookstore in Europe – and online.
May 24, 2013 – 9:29 pm | No Comment
The best photography bookstore in Europe – and online.

If you ever happen to come to Barcelona/Spain don’t miss to pay a visit to my favorite photography bookstore there, KOWASA. The store is a heaven for all photography aficionados with over 10.000 titles on …

My encounter with “Encounters”, a photo exhibition by Rony Zakaria
March 15, 2013 – 10:49 pm | 2 Comments
My encounter with “Encounters”, a photo exhibition by Rony Zakaria

I took my Vespa and drove to the opening of a photo exhibition by Rony Zakaria an Indonesian photographer who shows his images which “were taken during free-wandering walks in the city”. My first impression …

Passing – by Edy Purnomo. A Review
October 12, 2012 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Passing – by Edy Purnomo. A Review

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It seems that finally the publishing of photography books arrives in Indonesia. Not that there haven’t been any photography books published before. Well established publishers like Afterhours …

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and the Full Moon
May 8, 2012 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and the Full Moon

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‘I quit smoking’, that’s what comes first to my mind looking at Roy Schatt’s image of the young James Dean. But it doesn’t matter after all, coz …

Charles Bronson – the man with the camera
April 15, 2012 – 4:05 pm | One Comment
Charles Bronson – the man with the camera

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Is the daily life of a photographer worth a series show on TV? You bet it is! Charles Bronson, still looking oh so young and handsome in …

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Street photography in Asia.
July 8, 2011 – 6:32 pm | 2 Comments
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Street photography in Asia.

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The image above shows you contemporary street photography in Asia. What? You don’t expect a horse on the street? Well, let me tell you, street photography does not only take place on 5th Avenue in …

Leica M9-P – less for more or the revenge of the marketing department
June 22, 2011 – 11:50 am | One Comment
Leica M9-P – less for more or the revenge of the marketing department

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Leica introduced the new LEICA M9-P, a slightly different version of the current full frame digital M9. It seems that their cooperation with Magnum inspired the facelifting. Finally the camera body doesn’t feature …

James Nachtwey has a new hobby – photography
February 25, 2011 – 2:52 am | No Comment
James Nachtwey has a new hobby – photography

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Magnum, the greatest name in photographers owned agencies, just announced a “technological and photographic collaboration” with Leica, German camera manufacturer of the legendary rangefinder camera, which in the very hands of the founders of the …

LaChapelle vs. Rihanna – a lesson in copyright law for photographers
February 20, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment
LaChapelle vs. Rihanna – a lesson in copyright law for photographers

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Infringement of copyrights of photographers are of some interest lately. Daniel Morel for instance sues AFP over using his pictures he uploaded to Twitter without his permission.
David LaChapelle, a photographer who is …

Grumpy old man: Zorro and citizen journalism with Tackable app for the iPhone
February 13, 2011 – 10:35 pm | No Comment
Grumpy old man: Zorro and citizen journalism with Tackable app for the iPhone

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I am the little guy on the right with the Zorro mask. That makes me feel like having a noble mission and the bad guys would not know my identity and they are scared. I …

Good old days
November 11, 2010 – 12:34 am | 2 Comments
Good old days

Strolling the mall Ambasador, my eyes were attracted by these Kodak beauties. The Brownie and the model T182 with 3 (!) interchangeable lenses. Opposite of this window the modern digital brothers and sisters were displayed. …