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MARTIN PARR, USA COLOR

Posted on May 15, 2013 by admin

Martin Parr: Usa Color is an important retrospective exhibition that British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector has taken in the USA over a period of twenty years. Born in Surrey, England, in 1952, living in Bristol but with a Studio in London, Parr is a member of Magnum Agency, the highly esteemed photo agency, founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Hyper active and always ironic, Parr has gone trough photographic projects all over the world and has published over thirty-five books ranging from Bad Weather; The Last Resort; The Cost of Living; Common Sense; Think of England; The Last Parking Space; Martin Parr: Object; Lifes a Beach. Parr’s observes, shoot and put it on paper. The fashions and foibles of what he calls “the comfortable class”, the human behavior, tourists at the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas or Minnesota’s Mall of America. This photographer has a sincere true love for human begin and a flamboyant enthusiasm towards life that need to be seen. At Janet Borden New York from 16th May till June 28th.

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PIXIE 127 BY TOWER

Posted on June 13, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

The Pixie 127 camera, by Tower, was a tiny little jewel made in U.S.A. which used 127 film. The camera, which was high on fashion in the 60’s, had a integral flash port, a bulb release lever and a switch for color or black and white. The Pixie 127 was at that time delivered by Sears, the most famous mail order house in the world. Sears Tower (brand name due to the Chicago corporate building) was the highest tower in the world for a certain period. Tower cameras were made by different renowned camera makers of several countries. Some cameras were sold branded Sears, and a few under their original manufacturers. A nice vintage piece for use and display. Continue Reading →