A few weeks ago a representative from Meyer-Optik-Görlitz contacted us to see if we were interested in interviewing Dr. Wolf-Dieter Prenzel about
When we re-started Meyer Optik we looked at the different lenses. The challenge was to use modern materials, but maintain the historic charm of the lens. The most obvious case is the “soap bubble bokeh,” which made the Trioplan lenses famous. So we figured that by meeting this challenge we would prove to be the truthful successor of the former Meyer Optik’s works
Vanessa Winship’s work came to my attention when a friend of mine showed me the copy of Sweet Nothings, a most exquisite little book of portraiture of school children in Eastern Anatolia (Turkey). A little later, Vanessa sent me a copy of the book, and we started talking about her work, so I ended up asking her for an interview.
When Tim Mantoani’s not shooting on assignment, he’s documenting venerable lens men who have collectively captured decades of culture and celebrity with their own cameras. Legendary rock photographers Jim Marshall and Ethan Russell have sat for 20 x 24-inch Polaroid portraits, as have Walter Iooss, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Pete Turner, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt and Roberto Salas. He sees the story in each face, and in each place, and lives to gives them voice through his work.