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Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part Film Friday series.Markus Hofstätter is known for creating elaborate large format cameras and contraptions, but one of his most recent projects goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. For this project, Hofstätter brought back to life a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner so he can better scan all but the largest of photogra
A wet room in an off-grid home in a former stable and a stark white wet room that frames views across Hollywood feature in our latest lookbook, which highlights this type of bathroom. Read more
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter specializes in large format photography, including the wet plate photographic process. Hofstaetter also offers workshops, including ones where fellow photographers can try their hand at wet plate photography. Just before the pandemic started, Corrine West booked a workshop with Hofstaetter, and two years later, it happened.West wanted to learn how the wet collodion
The Accademia del Disegno (“Academy of Design”), which opened in 1563 Florence, Italy was the world’s first academy of art. Prior to that time, to succeed with a career in the arts, a would-be artist either apprenticed in a respected Master’s atelier or was self-educated.The underlying principle of a Renaissance painter or sculptor’s education was to copy the works of his or her Master, as well a
When we're hot and sweaty, we prefer cool mesh-like clothing, but otherwise … mesh just doesn't keep us warm enough. A new dual-purpose fabric was designed with that conundrum in mind, as it features cooling vents that open upon absorbing sweat.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Duke University, Cooling, Smart Fabric
It is important to exercise every muscle in your body, and if your sphincters could do with a tone-up, allow me to suggest a ten-minute focused workout watching this absolute madman rip a lap of the Nurburgring on a motorcycle, in the pouring rain.Continue Reading
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter specializes in large format photography, including film and wet plate processes. We've featured his wet plate collodion photography before, including this article about shooting wet plate collodion exposures handheld and another one about capturing spooky Halloween wet plate portraits. If you've wanted to try wet plate photography for yourself, you may have been pu
Dezeen Showroom: New York design firm Bower Studios has released a collection of sinuous mirrors that play with perception and appear to hang limply over wall-mounted, wooden dowels. Read more
With the current state of affairs, photographers have been coming up with unique ways to exercise their craft remotely. Photographer Markus Hofstaetter decided he wanted to make a portrait with a friend and came up with a way to do it despite the vast distance between them.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hofstaetter has been unable to travel to see friends, let alone take photos with them. Stil is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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