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Travel Without Photography Is A Sin

Maxwell Barna is a local photographer and writer based right here in Philadelphia. He has written for national publications such as Vice, Huffington Post, High Snobiety, HypeBeast, Thrillist, Leica Camera, and many more.  This is the second piece in a commissioned series exploring his personal experience with photography.   All images ©Max Barna, used with permission.  Travel Without Photography is a Sin I remember being in the garage with my dad one afternoon when I was a small boy. We were working on one of his motorcycles. It was a shiny black Honda that he’d purchased in the ‘80s, but had let sit for some years after he and my mother had me. Somewhere between bolting up the new carburetor and setting...

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Why I Shoot Film - But Also Everything Else

I love all types of photography—film and digital—for different reasons. Since the battle between film and digital has become such a hot button issue recently, I figured I—as someone who truly enjoys shooting both—should weigh in on the issue...

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No One Does The 4th Like Those Who Did It First

No Place Like Home Fourth of July Fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Shot on a 50mm f/1.2L Lens at f/1.2, 1/45th sec, ISO 800.  These days, you're getting a lot of emails about the 4th of July, Independence Day, American Flags, and a whole bunch of other stuff ostensibly related to America's history.But the truth is, it's our very own hometown of Philadelphia that is the birthplace of American Independence. And we're damn proud of everything our great city has given this country. Here's a small taste of Philadelphia firsts. - First brick house in the US- First fire engine bought for public purposes- First botanical garden in the US- First library in the US- First hospital in the US- First...

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Traveling the World to Photograph, with Tim Landis

Tim Landis is a world-famous professional travel photographer based here in Philadelphia. Tim has achieved what many aspire to - he makes his living traveling the world and sharing incredible photographs with his 600,000 Instagram followers as @curious2119. Tim's busy schedule finally freed up a bit, so we got together to create some original designs, a tribute to the spirit of adventure, fun, and true passion for photography that permeate his work.  To celebrate the launch of the TogTees x Tim Landis Collaboration -  our biggest one yet - we met up with Tim to learn more about what drives him and how he got to where he is.  Stay tuned, more original designs coming soon... All images ©Tim Landis, used with permission.  How did you got...

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