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In the 1930s, a young man named Goro Yoshida disassembled a popular Leica camera model. Raised in Tokyo, he’d been fascinated by cameras even in his youth—this wasn’t his first time taking a camera apart and rebuilding it. But as he examined the Leica, Yoshida had an epiphany: he had access to all the same materials as the best manufacturers in the world—aluminum, rubber, and brass. By 1934, he’d created his own camera prototype. He called it Kwanon, but a…

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500px Blog » Breaking the mold with Warren Giddarie – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Warren Giddarie has burst into the New York photography scene with his vibrant studio portraits and fun pop aesthetic. His work empowers people to feel freedom of expression and embrace self-love and acceptance. Browse his collection of work here. Q: Tell us where you’re from and what you love about your city. A: I grew up in Vermont but have lived in New York City for the past 12 years. Being in New York has allowed me…

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