Nov 252014
 
Harry Benz Camera Strap: The B Strap

Harry Benz B Strap Simple Solution for an age old problem  Toronto Canada   Start from scratch While most of the photography world wants to sell you on technology and features, Toronto-based designer Harald Benz is taking a different approach.  He is ok with camera companies duking it out over high ISO performance and cameras [more...]

Oct 192014
 
2014 Ipa International Photography Award | Adam Marelli

2014 Ipa Award | Adam Marelli Invisible City & Bear in the Canal Matera & Venice, Italy   Introduction Photography competitions are a strange breed.  They come in almost every variety from the town fair to international art recognition.  To an outsider, it may be difficult to determine what a competition actually does and what [more...]

Oct 162014
 
Meet the Maker: Nakashima Woodworker

Meet the Maker Nakashima Woodworker OPEN HOUSE   Introduction If you have ever run your fingers across a wooden table, reached out to touch a sculpture in a museum, or put your hand into a container of dry beans just to experience what it felt like, then you have a “Maker” buried inside of you.  [more...]

Dec 032010
 
Old World Masters: Shotaro Namuro & Yasuhiro Hirakawa

Shotaro Nomuro & Yasuhiro Hirakawa There are a few places left in the world, where things are made by hand.  Sakai Japan used to craft the worlds finest swords.  But even though the samurais have all disappeared, the tradition of turning lumps of iron into razor sharp blades remains virtually unchanged. What does knife making [more...]