Friday, May 06, 2016

Join me in Backing Up La Noir Image Kickstarter Project

Hey beautiful people!

Listen up. A fellow awesome photographer/blogger, Chris Gampat from ThePhoblographer had recently started quite a unique and interesting project called La Noir Image, which is an exclusive documentation of the monochrome lifetyle. Chris has been gathering awe-inspiring black and white images from photographers all around the world, and consolidated the collection of images in the La Noir Image website here. I was fortunate and privileged to be featured as well, you can check out my slot here. 


Now, the La Noir Image project is taking a major step up in the game, and a Kickstarter project was created to fund this. Besides just having a cool website, La Noir Image aims to be made more accessible to mobile devices and have regular updates! The goal is to create digital high quality magazine compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, with addition of tonnes of interactive features (not just basic interviews, but also tutorials, discussion on black and white topics, and even video segments).

I genuinely do want to see this project happen. So please do join me in backing up this awesome project, you can start the pledge from USD10!

5 comments :

  1. I'm sorry Robin, but that guy is no way even close to being a "great photographer", maybe a just a blogger. His "reviews" are often ignorant - reviews a lens, tells people how great and sharp it is, but the image is out of focus... (just a particular case, for example). Also deletes comments that point to his obvious errors...

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    1. Hey RTI,
      Chris has been a great editor for his blog ThePhoblographer, and his project La Noir Images are not using his own photographs, but a collection of inspiring black and white images from other photographers, including myself. He has been blogging consistently (much better than I ever had) for so many years, and has built a huge following on social media. If I want someone capable of meticulously, and efficiently managing and coordinating a project to ensure there is continuity and consistency over a long period of time, I cannot think of anyone more qualified than Chris.

      I will not comment much about your opinion on his review works or his photography. You are entitled to your opinion and I respect that. Personally, I do enjoy Chris' photography and I have used his reviews as references for myself.

      But I must acknowledge that he is doing such a great job featuring guest photographers on his blog and showcasing their wonderful portfolios and have meaningful conversational interviews at the same time. Not many people can do that well, or has a platform to do that.

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  2. Hey Robin,

    Thank you for your answer. I won't comment on the project, and maybe my initial comment was a bit off-topic... It's just that I can't agree with you on "a great photographer" thing, but that's just my personal opinion (and I explained why). Even though I don't own any Oly m43 gear, your blog is not only about gear - you are a great photographer, humble but with great vision and skills. That's why I follow your blog, enjoy your photos and the acknowledge the work and passion you put into it. On the other hand, IMO the person you mentioned is just a blogger and promoter...

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    1. No worries, RTI. I think photography is very subjective. I am still a learning photographer, so yeah, improving bit by bit along the way. Thanks for your visits and I do welcome feedback/comments. Cheers

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  3. I followed the phoblographer for some months and found it uninspiring... But, about the kickstart, it seems to me more an easy way to earn a monthly income thru the work of others... Sorry, not convinced at all.

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