Video: Lanna Apisukh Speaks with Lomography about Film

Image-makers! Check out this fun and insightful interview produced by our friends at Lomography starring our very own BKC member / photographer, Lanna Apisukh.

Filmed at a skate park in Brooklyn, Lanna captures one of her favorite subjects – skateboarders like Atticus Stannard and dives into her experience shooting with film and why she’s drawn to the analog medium. She also shares her thoughts on Lomography’s new Lomochrome Metropolis film which just got funded on Kickstarter and will release early next year 🎞 Congrats Lomo team!

We’re excited about this resurgence of analog so stay tuned to BKC as we plan to offer a very special analog course with Lomography coming soon…

Film photographs in the video were captured on Lomography Color Negative 120mm film (400) and produces some awesome results!

Event Recap: BKC x The 9 Studios Summer Hang

We had a blast hanging out at The 9 Studios last weekend! It was a great opportunity for our students to connect with working photographers and a professional studio environment.  Some pics below!

We’ll be hosting our first lighting class in their amazing space which boasts a 40-foot cyc wall coming September. Learn more about this 6-week Essential Lighting & Studio course and get ready to sharpen up them lighting chops!

Justin + Leila with Charlie & Matt, owners of  The Nine Studios .

Justin + Leila with Charlie & Matt, owners of The Nine Studios.

The 9 Studios x BKC = Get Together

Saturday, July 13th 
6:00pm – 9:00pm 
The 9 Studios @ 317 Stagg Street (Brooklyn) 

Photo Fam! 

Mark your calendars, because we’re kicking off the summer with a super awesome get together at The 9 Studios, a full-service commercial photography studio with locations in Soho, Manhattan and Williamsburg. We’re very excited to be teaming up with The Nine to connect our students and image-making community with a professional photography environment, providing opportunities to foster career growth and a supportive network. Stay tuned for an announcement on special member benefits which you will hear about very soon… 

In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE (July 13th) and come hang with us and the fine folks at The Nine in their Brooklyn location which boasts a 40-foot Cyc wall! 

Snacks, drinks, good company and photo fun to be expected 📸

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PHOTO CAFÉ // A Fair Industry

Left to right: Ariana Faye Allensworth, Christian Rodriguez, Richard Akuson, Jai Lennard and Megan Megan.

Left to right: Ariana Faye Allensworth, Christian Rodriguez, Richard Akuson, Jai Lennard and Megan Megan.

Our last Photo Café of the season ended on a high note and we were so happy to see the turnout and meet some new faces. The topic was focused on how to create a more equitable industry through diversity, opportunity, visibility, education and mentoring. It was an enlightening discussion joined by photographers, educators and curators: Ariana Faye Allensworth (photographer and educator at International Center of Photography), Richard Akuson (Founder of A Nasty Boy and creative producer), Jai Lennard (photographer and Founder of Color Positive) and photographer, Christian Rodriguez a NYCSalt alumni and documentarian.

Grateful to have everyones support in this talk and big thank you to Seeing Collective (Megan Mack, Sina Basila, Fiona Szende and Lanna Apisukh) for your hard work in producing these engaging discussions and building community. We are excited for more events to come in the fall. Stay tuned for programming updates on that!

In the meantime, enjoy some shots below courtesy of Lanna Apisukh. Video of the talk coming soon!

Left to right: Ariana Faye Allensworth, Sina Basila, Christian Rodriguez, Lanna Apisukh, Richard Akuson, Fiona Szende, Jai Lennard, Megan Megan. Thank you to Justin Lin for capturing this moment!

Left to right: Ariana Faye Allensworth, Sina Basila, Christian Rodriguez, Lanna Apisukh, Richard Akuson, Fiona Szende, Jai Lennard, Megan Megan. Thank you to Justin Lin for capturing this moment!

PHOTO CAFÉ Event Recap: The Continued Relevance of Film & Darkrooms

The 2nd edition of Photo Café at BKC, moderated by our very own Justin Lin on the topic of analog. Photos courtesy    Lanna Apisukh   .

The 2nd edition of Photo Café at BKC, moderated by our very own Justin Lin on the topic of analog. Photos courtesy Lanna Apisukh.

Last Friday was our second PHOTO CAFÉ talk with Seeing Collective and it was amazing – and so was the turnout!  The room was filled with photographers and analog fans and the open discussions were entertaining and insightful – our hearts are filled ❤️

Thank you to our awesome speakers, Geoffrey Berliner of Penumbra Foundation, Birgit Buchart of Lomography, Rachel Jun of Gowanus Darkroom and Penn State University professor and photographer, Lonnie Graham for sharing their personal experiences and wonderful insights on the world of analog + photography! 

*Video of this talk is coming soon (!) but you can enjoy some photos below and clips from our last discussion on Seasoned Photographers hosted on the Seeing Collective YouTube channel.

Analog Group Photo! Pictured from left to right: Fiona Veronique, Megan Mack, Lonnie Graham, Geoffrey Berliner, Lanna Apisukh, Justin Lin, Birgit Buchart, Rachel Jun and Sina Basila.

Analog Group Photo! Pictured from left to right: Fiona Veronique, Megan Mack, Lonnie Graham, Geoffrey Berliner, Lanna Apisukh, Justin Lin, Birgit Buchart, Rachel Jun and Sina Basila.

Last but not least, a special shout out to Foto Care for their continued support in our events. If you're looking to buy or rent photo gear, we highly recommend you pay them a visit as they are the best in town and offer the friendliest customer service. Look out for some of the exciting events they have going on this month!

BKC Student Spotlight: Yoon Choi

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Some of the most interesting people to photograph are located right here on our city’s subway system. Over 4.3 million people ride the subway everyday, so it’s easy to imagine what you can find. However, capturing the right moment can often be a difficult task. For one, it’s a tight space with commuters jammed in like sardines during rush hours and for two, you never know if someone will notice and how they might react. This is what makes photographing people on the subway thrilling and challenging at the same time, but BKC student and photographer, Yoon Choi makes it look like a breeze.

On inspiration and how she gets the shot:

“NYC has an unlimited resource of incredible personalities. Every time I ride the bus or train, I am fascinated by all the riders. When someone catches my attention I have a strong need to make their photo whether it's candidly or specially requested. I usually make the photo on my phone and sometimes with my Ricoh GR.  Because almost everyone is on their phones while riding, it's easy to make a photo discreetly although I have been caught once or twice but not too often. Sometimes I only have time to make one photo and other times I can make 10 and I'll pick my favorite. I truly love the people of New York!”

Below, some of Yoon’s MTA greatest hits which you can also find on her Instagram @yoon.sun.choi.