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Image — Lana Del Ray — “National Anthem”

I first learned of Lana Del Ray when I heard a dance floor remix of “Summertime Sadness”. I screamed across 12 inches of nightclub bedlam to a musically knowledgeable lady friend — asking her what the song was. For several months in 2016, Lana’s smoky voice and dreamlike music videos…


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Ever since the Fujifilm XT 2 came out, a number of professional photographers have been switching from Nikon and Canon to Fujifilm. In fact a number of professionals who shoot Canon, Nikon, or Sony for work own an X100 series point and shoot or other Fuji as a weekend camera…


A man and a child lie prone in shallow water — the child, tucked under his black T-shirt, seems to have a reassuring arm wrapped around his head. In any other situation, this could be a father and his child napping after an afternoon of horseplay.

Photo: Julia Le Duc

This haunting image of…


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My name is Ajit Nathaniel, and I’ve had a premium Medium membership since January 2019. My motive behind obtaining a paid membership was to access the amazing writing on relationships, technology, self-improvement, and art that abound on this platform. Understanding that my premium membership comes with the privilege to share…


Film photography is attracting new devotees. Fujifilm just revived the Acros 100, a medium speed Black & White film that seems to be popular with creative photographers. Kodak too, is said to be facing ballooning demand for its 35 mm films — so much that it’s actually expanding production and…


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Reams have been written about the adverse impact of aggregator services on local economies. In India, Uber has been blamed for devastating traditional taxi systems and trapping it’s “driver partners” in debt. …


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It’s a story that we see playing out around us all the time. Man has his heart broken, decides that he has “had enough” and hits the gym to “show her what she’s missing”. …


Nary a week passes without a prominent photographer, media figure, or camera company executive lamenting the impact of smartphones on photography. The latest one to do so, Former Vogue photographer David Bailey, lamented the death of the “Star Photographer”. Bailey concedes that his wife’s Instagram posts are better than his…


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Of the number of consumer companies that have changed the way Indians shop, among the most transformational must be Lenskart. This online eyewear retailer disrupted the high-margin eyewear business by centralizing production in a high-tech factory — subsequently putting thousands of mom-and-pop optician shops out of business. Expanding into branded…

Ajit Nathaniel

I am a writer, corporate ethics specialist, film photographer, and investor based in Hyderabad, India. www.boethius.in

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