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Interview with Japan Camera Hunter

Japan Camera Hunter is a Tokyo-based film photography connoisseur and procurer of high-end equipment. JCH - as most people know him - has established a reputation over the years of being able to find rare, limited-edition, and ultra pristine condition cameras and lenses from around the world.  In addition to his Instagram (an excellent source of film photography information), JCH also has his own film line, StreetPan400, which has become a cult hit among black and white film photographers.  To celebrate the launch of the brand new JCH x TogTees collaboration (our first trans-global collab), we sat down - virtually - with Japan Camera Hunter to learn more about his work and how he got to where he is.  Stay tuned, we'll be...

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7 Minutes with @BillyCress

  To celebrate the launch of our brand new TogTees x Billy Cress line, we sat down with Billy himself for the latest installment in our "7 Minutes With" Interview Series. We talked about how he got started in photography, his favorite place to shoot in Philly, and a whole lot more. Read on to find out... What was your first camera? My first camera was a 90's Nikon film camera back in high school. I'm unsure of the model. It was my parents' camera that I used for my darkroom photo classes. I shot entirely in black and white since that was what we developed. I loved that process and miss it a lot. Developing the negatives, printing the photos, and...

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7 Minutes with @urphillypal

Albert Lee is the face behind the popular Philadelphia Instagram account @urphillypal. We took 7 minutes to learn more about his photography.  What was your first camera? My first camera was actually a film camera in grade school. It was an Olympus – I can’t remember which one.  My parents actually really liked shooting and so they taught me how to use the Olympus. My first digital camera was that Sony Alpha.  And the only reason why I wanted a Sony Alpha was – and this is really cheesy - because I liked the logo.  So I wound up using a Sony and it was good for what it was but after 5 years the motor died. Then I bought a...

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A Photography Interview with Conrad Benner of StreetsDept.com

StreetDept.com is a Philly-based photo-blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration in and around Philadelphia. We sat down with creator Conrad Benner to learn more about his work and about a recent shoot he did on the FMC Tower while under construction. Streets Dept was established in January 2011, and has since become one of the top Instagram accounts in Philadelphia, thanks to Conrad's unique and deep knowledge of the urban landscape of America's 5th largest city.  Our first ever collab tee at TogTees was the result of a partnership with Conrad to create his very own line of original tees representing street art in Philadelphia.  You can see them here.   Photo by Streets Dept. Shot with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS...

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