With an exterior crafted from Italian vegetable-tanned leather, and a padded melange wool lining, hardgraft’s new Frame Camera Bag is universally-sized for DSLR cameras. At 17 by 14 by 13cm, it’s capable of being a crossbody or shoulder bag, but no matter how you wear it, its wide-mouthed, reverse nylon zipper offers easy access. Plus, an exterior pocket affords extra room for wallets, keys or a phone.
Peak Design’s new easy-to-transport tripod is capable of more than almost any other iteration. Its telescopic legs are shaped to maximize space when packed (they’re not round) and break down to the point that the tripod measures a mere 15.5 inches long. Plus, it weighs just over three pounds. It can lower to almost ground-level for hard-to-get shots—even on uneven surfaces. Whether using it with a camera or smartphone (it comes with a backpack hanger that doubles as a phone mount), you’re bound to get some of your best shots with this accessory.
Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, 400gsm card stock. While the Kickstarter cards will fund the first edition, future proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven’s Recovery Road Fund.
Created in collaboration with Gucci and limited to an edition of 500, Dapper Dan’s Harlem is a leather-bound book centered around the influential designer/haberdasher’s influence on hip-hop culture. Printed in Italy, the book features photos of friends, admirers, street scenes in Harlem and some of Dan’s work—shot by Ari Marcopoulos. Reminiscent of a bible, the book is an essential for style enthusiasts.
To celebrate the organization’s first 60 years in space, The NASA Archives features 400+ photographs and rare renderings—spanning the moon landing, rovers on Mars and more. Launched in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the world’s first civilian space agency with a focus on peaceful exploration—despite it being founded as part of the Space Race. With notes from science and tech journalists, NASA historians, former astronauts and more, this is a comprehensive and mind-boggling look back at how far we have gone into the unknown.
From kitsch to classy, François Prost‘s After Party is a 300-page exploration of French nightclub façades. The collection of photographs was shot during the daytime, offering a strangely alien element to the images—with their neon unlit, doors closed, and void of humans. In contrast, the cover boasts a holographic foil which will stand out on bookshelves or coffee tables. With a poster included, this book is available in an edition of 1000 and is published by Ed Banger Records’ Headbangers Publishing. Price is in Euros.
The creator of the delightful Advanced Style project, Ari Seth Cohen has released a new book—Advanced Love—and it celebrates long-lasting partnerships through tender portraits. With 40 profiles of couples (complete with how-they-met stories and relationship advice), the book honors the timelessness of love between all genders, all over the world.
Serve breakfast on breakfast with this Martin Parr tray. The beloved photographer’s blend of dry humor and anthropology is apparent here—and while the Melamine piece is entirely functional, it’s a shame to cover up the 1995 photo. The image was included in Parr’s book British Food, and is just one of the many culinary-focused pictures in the brilliant photographer’s vast body of work.
Working with Prince during the late 1970s and early ’80s, photographer Allen Beaulieu documented a wildly significant time for the multi-disciplined artist—from emerging talent to household name. Prince: Before the Rain is filled with behind-the-scenes, candid, live performance and never-seen-before images—all offering insight on the remarkable artist, and the significant era in which he became an internationally beloved superstar.
With pages and pages of photographer Hannah Starkey’s tender portraits of women, Hannah Starkey: Photographs 1997-2017 spans generations, backgrounds and intentions. Starkey’s photographs are personal but somehow distant, contemplative and cinematic, evocative and striking. This book is a thoughtful collection for those interested in exploring the concept of the female gaze. Price is in Pounds.
Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness features 90+ self-portraits that explore the complex existence of black women. Each image is powerful and different from the last—exploring race, sexuality, gender, identity and more in thoughtfully provocative ways. “I am producing this photographic document to encourage individuals in my community to be brave enough to occupy spaces—brave enough to create without fear of being vilified,” Muholi says. Also within the pages are 20 written contributions—including a conversation with curator, writer and art historian Renée Mussai.
Compatible with any of Moment’s photo or battery cases, this 58mm lens is a high quality telephoto attachment that improves your phone’s camera capabilities. This means users can capture 2x or 4x on a dual-lens phone (with the help of their nifty app). Whether it be on an iPhone, Pixel or Galaxy, the lens’ focal length allows for compelling portraits and sharp images—even from a distance.
Kelli Anderson’s This Book Is A Camera is quite literally a functional camera and its guidebook. People of all ages can learn the basics of photography thanks to the enclosed folded-paper pinhole camera (complete with a lightproof bag and five sheets of photo paper) as well as instructions for use and developing photos.
Since the Polaroid factory closed back in 2008—much to the dismay of fans all over the world—the The Impossible Project has endeavored to keep the magic of instant cameras alive—from refurbishing cameras to salvaging Polaroid film. Now, the company has created the I-1 Analog Instant Camera: the first instant camera to be released in 20 years for the original instant format. An easy-to-use point-and-shoot, the I-1 also boasts a unique ring flash that is great for portraits and can even be connected to your iPhone’s camera in order to play around with different techniques for interesting, artistic results.
Available in three different translucent colorways, this laser-etched acrylic tool is a handy accessory for any photographer. Pocket-sized (at three inches), it’s a little grid that acts as a guide to the Rule of Thirds. Photography’s golden rule, the Rule of Thirds equates to dividing an image into nine equal parts—the result arguably being a more compelling image, with the focal point slightly off-center.
Over 392 pages and 40 years of work, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is incredibly extensive. From his first foray into journalistic photography during the 1977 Johnstown floods to his “Afghan Girl” photo, to today, the book contains some 350 images—of which 100 have never been published. Along with personal anecdotes, notes and artifacts, the book is a comprehensive insight into a fascinating career.