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We publish each month a selection of photos, from our site, flickr, and deviantart geoups

We are based on Toulouse, France. You can contact use via different forms, please follow the contact info below.

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on this issue: Behind the camera lens:




Darius Kuzmickas

AD Time Machine:

Go back in time 1980 - 1985

Project Review

Ludovic Bourdaud


The Classics: Iconic photos that made history

Writing photography:

Discover photography through quotes





Nacho Piédrola Nadal

Sébastien Redon-Lévigne

Yin Shen

Brandon Urs Waterman

Pierpaolo Di Lorenzo

Andreea Diana Gintaru

Gregory Blanchet

Ondra Zeman

Celia Gómez

Stephen Lawson

de Villavedón

Alan Griswold

Ozan Sarac

Francesca Martemucci

Peter Neske

Jovanna Tosello

Jérémie Beylard


Plamen Stoev

Donovan Rees

Roberto Romano

Rivo Sarapik

Rodolfo Felici

Narin Nopparatwong

Stephane Bieganski

Shannon Richardson

Federico Scopinich

Rado Velev

Frédéric GUEGUEN


Steven Monteau

Thierry Beauvir

Cyril Bourras

Eli Craven

Conci Zoe Galetta

Michel Poirout

Aris Kamarotos

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Ramell Ross

Ozcan Sarac


Johnny Martyr

Alexander Alekseenko

Teddy Harvest

Ernest M Aquilio

Zane Yau

Brett Price

Ivan Bui

Magali M

Eyl端l Aslan

Jeff Roques

Pisco Sauer

Simon Grossi

Shannon Richardson

Vicki King

Andy Suggett

Kirill Kuletski

Ross Mcross

Eni Turkeshi

Alex Dellow

Behind the camera lens:



rassai is the pseudonym of the hungarian born artist Gyula Halasz. He gave himself this pseudonym after his birthplace (Brasso). He was born in 9 september 1899. Brassai was a writer, filmmaker, sculptor and photographer.



In 1924 he moved to Paris where he would live the rest of his life. Brassai felt in love with the city and this led him to photography. His first book “Paris by night” now is a classic. In this book he captured the esence of the city, the rainy nights, night workers, prostitutes, streets and well known places. In this book

we travel back in time,we experience the Paris of 1933 described by Brassai as “world of pleasure, love, crime, vice and drugs”. Captured in black and white film this photos transmit a quite lonley and melancholic feeling. Brassai provided also scenes from the city’s high society. He photographed artists including Picasso, Dali, chez suzy

Mattise, intellectuals, dancers and writers. His photographs are like long stories and journeys. He is one of the most influental photographer and artists who gave a big contribution in (night) photography. Brassai died in 8 July 1984.


Cameras used by Brassai: -6 1\2 x 9 cm Voigtlander -Leica.

by Jola.Ll

“” “The practice of photography is a craft, an artisan craft. A craft that we learn, that we do more or less well, like all crafts. Art exists in every well executed craft, because art is a choice.” Germaine Krull

“Photography has absolutely nothing to do with art. But it is precisely an art because of this”. Walker Evans

“Art is so much more substantial than is generally allowed in the press. We know from experience that pictures we treasure, the ones that sustain us, are independent of fashion. Many people know this. It just helps sometimes to say it again for courage”. Robert Adams

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Thoughts about photography by Jola.Ll


ince the invention of photography there is a lot of discution about the role of photography in art . What contribution is giving this medium to art?


aybe they still discuss for the role in art because the camera is something that nowdays can belong to everyone. Its really hard to find a family who doesn’t have a camera, but we can find a lot of families who doesn’t have brushes and colors or doesn’t have sculpture equipment and meterials. Photography was a gift for all humanity, we have the opportunity to take snapshots, conserve our important moments and persons, to make them immortal,


o see them the way we want to see them. In the same time we have the opportunity to express our artistic vision with this medium. But snapshots and pure photography are 2 different things and they need different tools and ways.


think that photography as art will always be connected with film and chemicals, with the commitment of the artist and his work. These are the roots of photography. in 1920s were the years when holding a camera in your hand was like holding the future, was like turning the ordinary to extraordinary. Photography changed not only the world but also the

way that people looked to the world. I think analog photography its the only part i can consider art. When i think of classics i think of the million feelings the photos of Arbus, Man Ray, Rodchenko, Claude Cahun, Nadar and many many more give me.


ven if they are so different in their style and their contribution is different, they showed us photography as art. I think that digital can’t give us this feelings, even with all the software and manipulations, all they do its putting us in front of a selection. And i definitely choose analog photography. I hope that people will be more conscious about analog and they start to believe again in



Ivi Topp

ello film lovers, i will go throgh some f.a.q’s and some info. first off, as you can see we have upgraded the design of le negatif, opting for a more minimal and clean design, we think this will result in a more interesting and enjoyable way to experience le negatif. we get a lot of questions about copyright, i hope this makes it more clear: we dont sell this magazine, le negatif is available only for free, we dont get any income from any of the contents published. we also have maintained the magazine ads free, all for the sake of the readers fine experience. we have started this project only for our love and passion for film photography, and to share great film photography as much as we can, giving photographers great exposure worldwide. i see with great pleasure that we are growing fast, this is one of our goals, to connect film photographers worldwide, to give them exposure, to help their ongoing project as much as we can. nother point i want to make clear is: we make our selection based on the aesthetic design we are chosing for any given number, so if your photo doesn’t get selected, this does not mean it is not a good photo. and as this is a long term project, it means it has a chance to get selected on another issue. this issue .03 september, is the most complete we have published, we have added more articles, more contents, and more great photos, from just 52 pages of the fist issue to 98 pages of this third issue. f you want to help our project there are differeent ways to do so: you can donate any amount you feel like, for our server, you can contribute articles, share ideas, give suggestions, or just letting us know what you think.

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The Classics


he Vietnam war started in 1955 and was over in 1975. Two decades that involved the violence and the horror of this war. This was the era of rock n roll, the protests against the brutality of this war, there were artists, hippies and yippees.. and there was photography, wich helped people realise what was really happening...

Eddie Adams. Street execution of a vietcong prisoner.


his photo takes us back to the Vietnam War. Is one of the most famous images in history of photography and the most famous image from the Vietnam War. This photo won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the World Press Photo award in 1969. The photograph shows the exact moment in which the colonel’s bullet entered the man’s head. On his famous photograph Adams said: “The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera”. usan Sontag in her collection of essays “On photography” wrote: Over the time people can be taught to use less weapons and more cameras. We hope you enjoy this image and with this quote we start our first Classic Photographs series.


Nick Ut-children fleeing an american napalm strike


his photo taken in 1972 was published all over the world and has won the Pulitzer Price. The vietnamese girl running toward the camera to flee a South Vietnamese napalm attack. Theres no doubt that this image helped to define Vietnam war and to put the public against this terrible act.

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Darius Kuzmickas

an you introduce your work of it features nature. hat is you relation with for le negatif readers? this style? alking about pinhole shoot architecture and photographs,i want viewers interiours commercially. imagination to be free,to impart its own story,invent its Architecutre and nature are equaly important in my phoown memory... tography. Im trained as an ow did your pinhole expe- architect thats why i have a special relationship with rience start? architecture. was looking for different ways to express myself and owadays we see that the pinhole technique really atmost part of the photogtracted me. When we are being bombarded by technicaly su- raphers are using digital perior photography,you want cameras to express their arto find a more human and in- tistic vision. Do you think timate way to vizualize your that digital was ready to ideas. In pinhole the ele- replace film? ments of surprise are welcome ot yet, i think today we (not always). Saying “paintsee a strong movement that ing with light� makes a lot of sence when you expose film goes back to the roots of photography, to analog. A for a long time. lot of young photographers o you think photography see this medium as more art can be separated from a related than digital. At one straight technique? Are you point i was shooting with looking for a more spontane- digital pinhole camera, but not any more, there is someous image? thing you cant do with digiometimes pinhole photogra- tal (unless you are a photophy feels like street pho- shop guru). tography. I think that expehat do you think makes a rience helps tremendously,you good photograph? know what to expect. Its not 100% but it helps to preood one dict the outcome. Im not sure that makes you see someabout a spontanous image in pinhole,because its more thing the way you have never seen before. I think its about time than the moment. also important that the phon your gallery you have ar- tograph would leave room for chitecture and design pho- your interpretation so you tography, but the most part can put your own story be-







hind..the images that make you stop,look and come back.


o you have any photograph or photographer who trasmits you this feelings?


es i have different: Utah Barth, Avedon, Rodchenko, Sugimoto, Mann, Mihailov, a very long list.


o you have any photographic future projects?

inhole portraits, to continue my camera obscura project, also to explore architecture though pinhole camera, continue all other ongoing projects. push pinhole to the limit(if there are any). Ideas come and go some stay a little longer.


ome words for le negatif readers and all the analogue photographers?


ush the boundaries, enjoy the analog (its real and it smells good too) while it lasts.


hank you Mr. Kuzmickas and good luck with your projects.


hank you.

by Jola.Ll

pinhole 451, pool will close in 5 minutes. medium format pinhole camera, Kodak 100T exposure: 1 min

pinhole 506, conference: Donald Judd Delegated Fabrication: History, Practice, Issues and Implications large format (4x5) pinhole camera, Kodak PORTRA 400NC film, exposure: 5 min

Darius Kuzmickas

pinhole 529, movement medium format pinhole camera, Fujichrome Astia 100F film, exposure: 3 min

pinhole 514, sand fortress... medium format pinhole camera, Kodak EKTAR 100 film, exposure: 11s

pinhole 417, please be seated... medium format pinhole camera, Kodak 100T film, exposure: 15 min


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ProjectLudovic Review Bourdaud Masks by Ludovic Bourdaud


udovic Bourdaud is thirty five years old, he lives in the Paris suburbs. He recieved a degree in photography just a few months ago, but his mask project started about four years ago when he bought his children some masks for halloween. Ludovic took some photos with the masks and liked the results. Nothing was planned. He explains: “I began to take pictures and I thought it was cool - my kids liked the game and they gave off an atmosphere of dreamlike images, unreal but also disturbing and mysterious”. is children two boys eight and five years old are the main subject of his photographies. Ludovic says:”In addition, the photos were more powerful with children, this reinforces the atmosphere of weird and disturbing images, I think that the viewer has to use more his imagination”. During this four years project thanks to the masks we see the two children transformed. They go from dwarfs to snowhite, from cats to dogs, from apes to horses, from dracula to spiderman, from skeletons to clowns. There is something mysterious in these images which is not precepted only by the fact that you dont know the face of the subject and the masks, but this mysterious feeling is trasmited also by


the technique and the scene in which the image is constructed. The places are also a strong point in these photos. For example we see a dwarf in the bath, we see snowhite sitting in the sofa and we see a clown at a park. All this scenes complete the photographs. t least in my eyes this photos have a special value. When I ask ludovic what is his inspiration for this project Ludovic Bourdaud replies: “I didnt have Any inspiration except David Lynch and the movie freaks”. Since i saw for the first time this photos they gave me a special feeling, they have a real atmosphere, each photo gives me a different feeling. think that the focal point of a good picuture is when the image makes you wonder and you dont easily forget about it. Thanking Ludovic Bourdaud for this project review and his fantastic photographs we invite you to take a look at his work.



This photo was made in 2008 in the forest near my parents when I played sometimes during my childhood. I thought the fox mask lent itself wonderfully instead.

ProjectLudovic Review Bourdaud

this is a Polaroid of my son with a mask of “Snow White�. it is an older photo, its not part of the series Hasselblad. My son was amused to save it and to walk around in the house or looking out the window wearing it, so I shot on the spot with my Polaroid 600 - I found the composition and viewing angle pretty cool.

T e i m I t l s t o d i A c w f t a s t t w

This photo was taken about a year ago in a forest near my home in Paris. In this picture, the mask does not lend itself instead, I found the picture quite offbeat - “what does a clown do in a forest.� Also the subject crosses his arms while being confident, this adds to the strange and mysterious side of the image the viewer has to figure out what to expect!

Johnny Martyr

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federico scopinich

Teddy Harvest

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Cyril Bourras

rado velev

Ramell ross

pisco sauer

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Alexander A


Brandon Urs Waterman

Roberto Romano



Ernest M Aquilio

ivan bui

Yin Shen

Peter Neske

aris kamarotos

aris kamarotos



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Andy Suggett

alex dellow

Jeff Roques

Jeff Roques

eni turkeshi

Vicki King

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