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2010 is nearing its finale. The Invisible Photographer Asia is now into it’s 8th month. We started doing what we do back in April 2010. IPA’s definitely grown, gaining new readers and followers every day. We’d like to thank everyone for their support and their readership. And as we’re heading into a new year, we’d like to know you – our readers and followers – better.

DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2011

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Japanese monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN is now accepting entires to their 7th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards for 2011. The theme is ‘Defending and Advocating Dignity of Human Beings and Nature’. The first prize is a trophy and a cash prize of approximately US$10,000. Closing date is 14th January, 2011. Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality. DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004 in response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world’s many war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today. Entry details and more info: http://www.daysjapan.net

Invisible recommends The Street Photography Now Project

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We previously posted a note about The Street Photography Now Project on our Facebook page. We’ve just received an email from them calling for more representation and participation from photographers in Asia. It’s a great project with some great names behind it, so here we go – Go forth Asia, participate and represent!

Notice: Invisible Web Server & Design Upgrade.

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Hi everyone, we will be migrating Invisible Ph t grapher Asia to a new dedicated server, and possibly giving our website a nice facelift as well in the coming days. During our upgrading program, the IPA website might be offline temporarily. But fear not, we’ll be back online bigger and better than ever. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences. Happy photographing. Much thanks for your support. Team at Invisible Ph t grapher Asia.

Invisible Ph t grapher Asia on PLATFORM 10.12

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Invisible Ph t grapher Asia will be presented in a talk by Kevin WY Lee at the PLATFORM 10.12 event at Sinema Old School Mount Sophia Singapore on Tuesday, 7th December 2010. PLATFORM is a gathering of Singapore-based photographers, who use stills, video or multimedia, to tell stories. PLATFORM is set up with two goals: 1) to foster social documentary visual storytelling in Singapore through the photography medium 2) to bring these stories, that touch on issues concerning our community, to a greater Singaporean audience. Apart from online activities, PLATFORM has a regular show-and-share session, every first Tuesday of each month, 8.00 pm to 10.30 …

Street Photography by Google.

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3 years ago, Google began stalking the streets of the real world with electric automobiles (each one armed with nine cameras on a single pole), much like how they stalked and indexed the virtual world. The result of the project, called Google Street View, is a huge matrix of geo-tagged street photography. Now what Jon Rafman has done is sift through Google Street View’s mundane and decisive moments, and curated a collection of Street Photographs called ‘The Nine Eyes of Google Street View’, photographed by Google, of course. Welcome to an alternate future of photography, a decisively pixelated one at that.

[Tear Sheet] Juice Magazine OCT ’10: The Invisible Photographer – Across The Street And Asia

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Original article in Juice Magazine October 2010 Issue. Text by Renee Lorentzen. Photographs by Kevin WY Lee and Paul Swee. Street photography blogs might be all the rage this moment, but Kevin Lee of The Invisible Photographer is taking this new phenomenon to a whole other level. Combining his passion for street photography and a strong love for Asia, Kevin launched The Invisible Photographer a couple of few months ago as a creative outlet for himself, and that other lensman next to him. And though most blogs focus on its owner, Kevin opens his to fellow photographers who share that same sizzling passion of working the camera to its best capacities. As …

Leica Store, Singapore Opening & ‘Of Legends and Beliefs’ Exhibition by Yang Yan Kang.

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We made an impromptu visit to the official Leica Store, Singapore which opened today at Raffles Hotel Arcade. Coinciding with the store launch is a beautiful exhibition ‘Of Legends and Beliefs’ by Yang Yan Kang, a China-based photographer and member of French agency VU. Yang Yan Kang was present so we had a little chat.

Rangefinder Cameras: A History & Introduction (Part 3)

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Beyond manual focus and the popular 35mm film format. Continuing from the world of interchangeable M mount lenses, there were many cameras that were offered as fixed lens 35mm rangefinder cameras by several manufacturers, mainly Japanese. Being extremely small, compact, and with great reliability, cameras like the Olympus 35 and XA, Canon Canonet and the Yashica GSN have all become cult classics today. Modern offerings in the form of high-end compact cameras also made their way into the market. These include the Contax’s T series, Ricoh’s GR21, Nikon’s 28Ti and 35Ti, and Minolta’s TC-1 amongst others.

Rangefinder Cameras: A History & Introduction (Part 2)

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The M mount In 1954, Leica launched the M3 rangefinder camera, which featured a new bayonet lens mount, a high magnification viewfinder, as well as an improved film transport. This was the beginning of the M System we know today. The Leica IIIg, which was launched in 1957, was the last thread mount camera that Leica offered. However, it is important to note that the new M mount did not spell an end to the now ubiquitous Leica Thread Mount (LTM) lenses. Instead of being an obsolete system, LTM lenses can be mounted on M mount cameras via thread to …

Rangefinder Cameras.

Rangefinder Cameras: A History & Introduction (Part 1)

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Guest Post by Benny Ng. In the beginning.. In the early 1900s, there was a man with a vision for portable photography. His name was Oskar Barnack, and in 1914, he created the Ur-Leica, forefather of the 35mm film format that we know today. This camera was also the cornerstone of the evolution of the rangefinder system of photography. In the early days of rangefinder photography, there were several manufacturers and quite a few differing formats of lens to camera interface as each sought to develop their own proprietary mount. Many of the early lens mounts were not coupled as …