Happy Friday–and happy March! We’re wrapping up our final preparations for WPPI (in case you missed it, we’ll be at booth #1569), and we fly out to Las Vegas next weekend. Forgive us (and our Facebook feed) if we’re a little wrapped up in WPPI over the coming weeks–to make up for it, here’s a collection of a few of our favorite things in the ONA and photography world right now.
A happy ending for HONY
We’re massive fans of Humans of New York, and so we watched with interest as drama unfolded on his Facebook page after a DKNY store in Bangkok used his images without his permission. Instead of becoming litigious or diva-like, Brandon requested that DKNY donate $100,000 to send kids to YMCA summer camp. DKNY said it was a mistake, but still agreed to donate $25,000. After that, Brandon asked his fans–and they’ve donated upwards of $77,000 so far. A worthy cause and a stand-up photographer: both things ONA is more than happy to support.
These sweeping images of Brazil by Massimo Vitali are almost enough to make us book a plane to Rio, stat. We’ll try to satisfy our wanderlust with the Voyages issue of the New York Times magazine (it comes out this weekend, and will feature Vitali’s full spread) and delight in the knowledge that spring is only three weeks away.
Another place to find an ONA
We’re thrilled to announce that ONA products continue to be featured in Leica’s newest spaces: the Leica Store SoHo in New York City and the Leica Shop at Dale Photo & Digital in Hollywood, Florida. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and check out the latest and greatest ONA and Leica products.
What’s in your bag?
We always love seeing how an ONA bag complements your style–and we’re always impressed by how much gear you manage to carry in the bag! Claire of South by North shared a few beautifully-styled photos of her new Palma, and we can’t stop swooning. Even if you don’t have the words to wax poetic over your ONA, share your photos on our Facebook page: what’s inside your bag or what you’re wearing with it.
A retailer with whimsy
We loved this fun look behind the scenes at Photojojo on Apartment Therapy: not only does Photojojo publish an insanely great newsletter on photography, they also stock the Roma Camera Insert.
Final bit of Friday fun: head over to the ONA Instagram feed for a sneak peek at our latest bag!