Gone are the days of the low image quality but highly portable palm size camera.  Those models have almost all be absorbed by the ever growing tidal wave of smartphone cams.  Every smartphone made now comes with a decent built in camera.  Some, like the latest iPhone 6S+, with state of the art features and […]

Filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man) has directed a short film on the dangers of texting and driving. From One Second to the Next looks at how four lives have been impacted by texting-related accidents.  A gripping subject, from an excellent and inspiring filmmaker.   Created for AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, […]

  Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has spent much of the past nine years trekking to the farthest reaches of the globe, to the last wild places on earth to take the pictures for his new photography book, Genesis (Taschen; 520 pages), a window into the primordial corners of creation. Read more: http://lightbox.time.com Of the myriad works Sebastião […]

Picking up cues from Apple Computer’s retail theme, Leica brings it’s Brand to retailing with this first grand experiment. From the outside, the new Leica Los Angeles store looks much like one of the many other upscale boutique  stores that surround it.  Do not let that first impression fool you.  It’s not.  Once past the 700 lb. […]