2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners

2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners

With thousands of entries submitted from 139 countries around the world, it should come as no surprise that there were a lot of fantastic images submitted to the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards. What is surprising is the quality of images selected across the board for the 1st, 2nd...

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

For too long, sunglasses have either been affordable but poorly made, or solid but so pricey you’d consider taking out a loan to buy them. It’s time for a better option. MVMT is proud to introduce their line of sunglasses that aren’t plagued by retail mark-ups and cheap manufacturing. We’re talking high quality, stylish sunglasses for far less than you’d imagine. By utilizing the same direct to consumer model as their highly successful watch line, MVMT is able to make their own sunglasses and offer them to you for as little as $70. Even better, as a Cool Material reader, you’ll save 15% on your first pair. The MVMT continues.

7 Reasons You Should Shoot Film

7 Reasons You Should Shoot Film

You wouldn’t know it from all the Canon and Nikon and Olympus commercials out right now, but there are a ton of photographers out there who still prefer to shoot film over digital. In fact, film has made a huge comeback in recent years, and not just with the bourgeois coffee sh...

Kurt Cobain's Personal Items

Kurt Cobain's Personal Items

Geoff Moore is an LA-based photographer and director that's worked with everyone from GQ and Coach to MTV and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 2007, he was commissioned by the Estate of Kurt Cobain to document the treasures of one of the most famous members of the 27 Club. Moore got...

Leica X-U Typ 113

Leica X-U Typ 113

The Leica X-U Typ 113 is the latest addition to the Leica X line, and if it looks a little different from the other options you've seen come out of Leica that's because it is. The X-U skips vintage styling and leather accents in favor of an extremely rugged expedition package tha...

Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

If you're not familiar with Zeiss, they've been making optical systems ever since Carl Zeiss founded the company over a century and a half ago. They've made camera lenses for manufacturers ranging from Hasselblad and Rollei to Leica and Ricoh, so it's fair to say they know a thin...

Darth Vader Doing Everyday Things

Darth Vader Doing Everyday Things

Pawel Kadysz is a designer from Poland that has an eye for beautiful websites, interfaces and... Darth Vader. Kadysz latest series is a once a day project that depicts the dark lord of Tatooine doing the things we all do on a regular basis. Pumping iron. Operating a Dyson. Devour...

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

News Flash: Film is making a comeback, and in a very big way. You watched it happen with vinyl, and now you’re slowly watching it happen with film. But is it really that shocking? Just as people learned that analog sounds better with music, it also often looks better with photo...

The Light L16 Is 16 Cameras in One

The Light L16 Is 16 Cameras in One

To carry 16 cameras around with you, you'd need a backpack the size of a piece of checked luggage—or you'd need the new Light L16. The revolutionary camera actually packs 16 individual cameras within it. It's the world's first multi-aperture computational camera. When you take...

Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

Thomas Dagg is a Canadian photographer that shoots for everyone from BMW to The Guardian with subject matters ranging from Benedict Cumberbatch to the frozen tundra. Dagg, a huge fan of Star Wars from the time he was kid, created a series of work that seamlessly blends iconic Sta...

New Polaroid Instant Print Camera

New Polaroid Instant Print Camera

As much as we love the images that come out of our DSLRs, or the convenience of our phone cameras, there's still something to be said for the instant print gratification that we remember from the days of Polaroid. Recalling the whole point, shoot, print experience isn't going to ...

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

If you're flying to Tokyo, it doesn't matter if you land at Haneda or Narita, both can be fairly chaotic. However, perhaps there's a bit of hope for the latter thanks to the work of Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architecture studio. The team redid one of the terminals for about hal...