Referencing the classic 1970s Leica R3 in its design, the German camera-maker’s SL2 is a full-frame mirrorless camera that’s undeniably versatile. Its a magnesium alloy body is covered in leatherette and black anodized paint, making it lightweight, but weatherproof. Additionally, it’s ergonomic, quick-moving, and naturally stabilizing. With a 47.3-megapixel sensor and a Maestro III processor, this camera really delivers and begs to be taken out on all your adventures.
From the Democracy Prints collection, “IHRAM” by Khalid Ibrahim (a scientist and photographer living in Michigan) poses a powerful but tranquil response to the USA’s legislative Muslim ban. Of Ihram clothing, the artist says it’s “a garment of equity and peace; it sheds the wearer of any class or social status. Every year during Hajj, millions of Muslims wear Ihram on their religious pilgrimage to Meccah. Whether you are a rich or poor, everyone wears the same two simple white pieces of cloth.” This peaceful simplicity is reflected in his serene image. Profits from the sale of this print (on matte heavyweight photo paper) go to RAICES, an organization that works to reunite families separated at the US border.
Since 2001, HAMBURGER EYES has been independently publishing zines full of black and white photographs depicting everyday moments. Sometimes provocative, sometimes personal, but always insightful, the publication has a distinct look, despite its vast roster of photographers and diverse themes. This 120-page release (issue #14) is called The Continuing Story of Life on Earth and features work by Cory Evans, Nikki Greene, Matthew Shaw, Sal Hernandez, and others.
Comprised of 24 pages full of photographs, Benjie Escobar’s Vamos a Japan! spotlights scenes the creative captured during trips there (specifically Tokyo and Kyoto) in over the past few years. Based in LA, Escobar is a designer by trade, and his photographs are evidence of his broad skills and artistic talent. This first edition of the zine is printed by Buenas Vibras DC.
With 800 by 600 pixels and 318 dpi in each print, the new Fujilink printer creates real-life photos from your smartphone, all while being incredibly portable. With a print-from-video option, there are plenty of edits to be made, and it easily pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Available in pink, white or navy, the printer uses Instax Mini film to turn your digital camera roll into crisp, real photographs.
By skateboarder and artist Jerry Hsu, The Beautiful Flower Is The World is a photo book filled with chaotic and clever shots taken on lo-fi cellphone cameras. In his spare time, Hsu would snap everything from portraits of friends to bathroom graffiti, bedazzled cowboy boots and everything between. He uploaded these shots to a blog, and published his favorites in this 288-page book.
Through images photographed between 1949 and 1950, Leo Goldstein’s East Harlem: The Postwar Years tenderly depicts the lives of that era’s newest immigrants, Puerto Ricans. A Russian-Jewish immigrant himself, Goldstein used photography to subvert stereotypes and spotlight everyday heroism within the community. “We who lived through those years in East Harlem can assure you, his lens was truer than any of the news articles, movies, or books of the era, and we are all enriched by the work he left behind,” Juan González writes in the book’s preface.
Swim and lingerie brand Araks has teamed up several creatives (from Maggie Gyllenahaal to Samira Nasr and Pamela Love) for their Lingerie On Film project. This year’s collection of photographs includes this image by Miranda July. Measuring 11 by 17 inches, the limited edition print is available at six different prices (from $100) and all proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Ultimately the brand will donate a minimum of $5,000.
Retrospekt, Parks Project and the Grand Canyon Conservancy teamed up for this limited edition Polaroid 600 which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon officially being named a state park. With a custom colorway and artwork, each of the 600 cameras has been carefully crafted from refurbished parts and features a built-in flash, exposure compensation slider and comes with a neck strap.
The first Weird Walk zine—made by the collective of the same name including Owen Tromans, Alex Hornsby and James Nicholls—is a “journal of wanderings and wonderings from the British Isles” and a celebration of curiosity and of place. Through essays, images and even maps, the zine delves into medieval graffiti, a Neolithic henge monument, and more. Printed on high-quality stock, this 40-page zine will inform, inspire and puzzle readers. Price is in Pounds.
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.