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Recesky Camera Giveaway!

Well, our friends at Brooklyn5and10 are gracious in hooking up one of our followers once again! This time it’s with a DIY Recesky Camera Kit! Not only are they giving this away, but they are sharing some great CRAZY 8 DEALS once again!

So, to enter, go check out their CRAZY 8 DEALS section and let us know (in the comment section below) which item you would buy for a friend and why (although you should really take advantage of those prices and actually do so!). That’s it!Contest is now over.

Also, show Brooklyn5and10 some love by following their brand new Twitter account! You can find them at www.twitter.com/brooklyn5and10
And actually, if you follow them, they are giving away ANOTHER item, which is the Crumpled City Map!

Good luck to you all!

Contest ends September 2 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email. Le Grand Cru and Brooklyn 5 and 10 are only responsible for delivery of prize.

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Noah Gundersen Show Recap

Congrats to Kyle Jones for winning the tickets to Noah’s show at the Columbia City Theater. Here’s a little recap from Kyle:

A Family Ordeal
Noah Gundersen’s CD release at Columbia City Theater was a family engagement and the perfect thing to get away from the city grind during Seafair festivities. Sister Abby was on stage playing in both the opening acts as well as with Noah for the whole show. The second opener Le Wrens is comprised on three Gundersen’s including Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Abby, with close friends Kale Lotton and Michael Porter rounding out the band. There twist of folk and country, singer song writer style perfectly prepped the crown for Noah’s set. Le Wrens, although young, played a very polished set with all original music, except for a cover of Johnny Cash’s song, Folsom Prison Blues which really got the crowd going. On to Noah….the twenty two year old never ceases to amazing me. Him and Abby accompanied by his first opener, Zach Fleury, who played percussion throughout the first half of Noah’s set, wowed the crowd with beautiful stories, acoustic awesomeness, and vocals beg you to picture his songs as he sung them. Its hard to pin point the feeling you get when you hear him play but its like you can actually hear what his soul is saying. It was definitively a night to remember and a reason to look forward to the winter when Noah will be releasing a full length album. Thanks to Le Grand Cru for hooking me up with tickets and a free signed CD. And if you haven’t heard Noah Gundersen please check out his bandcamp and facebook pages, listen to his music and catch his next show, you will not regret it.



Pictures courtesy of Michael Porter

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Pete Eckert

Blind Photography.

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

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Sprocket Rocket Camera


The Lomography camera family is one that gives you numerous options to make film photography very enjoyable. From Fisheye to Multiple Frame cameras, Lomography has something for everyone! We contacted Lomo and they’ve been very generous in offering one of you the chance to win a Sprocket Rocket Camera!!!

The Sprocket Rocket retails at $89.00. It uses 35mm film, has a super-wide angle lens with dual winding knobs so that multiple exposures can be taken. Also, sprockets will appear on each shot! Check out these sample pics.


How cool is this!??!? To enter, all you have to do is visit the Lomography Camera Shop (http://usa.shop.lomography.com/), find another camera that fits your personality and tell us by leaving a comment below! Simple right?!?! Contest is now over.

What a way to start off this holiday season! Thanks again to the great people at Lomography and good luck to you all!

Contest ends December 23, 2010 @ 11:59 PST. Leaving multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Lomography and Le Grand Cru will not be held liable for anything except the delivery of the camera. Contest open to US residents only. By entering this contest, you are signing up to the Lomography newsletter (that will never spam you or sell your info!) and you may unsubscribe at any time!

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Golden Half Giveaway


Brooklyn5and10 has blessed us again with another product to give away! The Golden Half camera is a 35mm half-format camera which basically turns a roll of 36 exposures into 72! They sent me one to try out and here are a few images. (Keep reading for a chance to win one!)



I found out that it’s easier to keep track if you take 2 pictures in a row, otherwise you could get confused as to which half of the frame you’re on. Also, when taking the film into develop, make sure that you leave special instructions saying that it’s double frame, otherwise it could be cut wrong.

One lucky reader will win the Golden Half camera shown above. To enter, all you have to do is click this link: Brooklyn5and10 Camera Shop, check out the other cameras, and come back to this post and leave a comment telling us which one is your other favorite! That’s it! Contest is now over.

One more thing! Brooklyn5and10 has so many other cool items that would make great holiday gifts! So they’ve given us a discount code to share with you until November 30, 2010! Use “LGCGH” to get 15% off the entire store (good for in stock items only).

Winner will be contacted through email. Contest ends November 22, 2010 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notification.

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ADRIANA MONSALVE

My friend Adriana Monsalve has some incredible photo journalistic snaps up right now. Her work examines people in an incredibly insightful and beautiful way. Hold your breath, these selections are from her time in Ethiopia. WOW

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JOSEF HOFLEHNER

Josef captures this quiet reverence towards airplanes. These photos almost make them alive, being so close to the Earth when they land makes them so tangible, like they’ve been plucked out of the sky. Pretty marvelous. See more HERE

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Need To Want Less

A photographer and graphic designer, Erin Hanson has a really great website. This series called “Need To Want Less” is one of my favorites.

Check out the full (and bigger) version here. And when you look around the rest of her site, make sure you have time, cause there are many things to explore!
Website: Recovering Lazyholic

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Stefano Unterthiner

Stefano Unterthiner has taken some remarkable captures of nature up close & personal. Spend some time HERE

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Leigh Miller

I’ve driven past these countless wind fans several times. I’ve always wanted to stop by and take some snaps. Jus found these by Leigh Miller. I love seeing the scenery with the engaged couple blending in and around it. See more of her work HERE

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