New Nikon web site launching today


Today Nikon launched a new site (very slow for me):

“Nikon Corporation, Imaging Company is pleased to announce the worldwide launch of Nikon Next ( on Thursday, April 23, 2009. As the environment surrounding photography and imaging continue to evolve, Nikon Next, developed by Nikon Imaging Company, will present various forms of the future of digital age photo imaging expression.”

What is this site about:


Primary contents

Our Facts Interviews with Nikon technicians. These interviews will cover Nikon technologies, beginning with those we have developed over our long history, as well as those we are currently developing or foresee for the future.
Our Works Introduction of information on Nikon products from compact digital cameras to digital-SLR cameras.
Our Future Interviews with researchers playing an active role in the latest fields, including NIKKOR lens and digital technologies.
Interviews will cover the history, current status, and future of optics, imaging and digital technologies.
Image Films Introduction of original films by imaging producers and film directors who make the world their stage.


Major Contributing Photographers

Nitin Vadukul Photographer and imaging artist, Nitin Vadukul, was born in Kenya and raised in England. He settled in New York City in 1994, and has photographed well-known musicians, actors and celebrities for a wide variety of magazines including The Source, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Vogue. Nitin Vadukul’s artistic portraits of musicians have received critical acclaim, and he also works behind the lens for a diverse group of advertising clients.
Phil Knott British bred, Brooklyn based photographer, Phil Knott, has been producing images for well over ten years. Rich in content and creativity, Knott presents a style that is beautiful, soulful and honest in its capacity to extract what is raw from his subjects. Embodying this not only in portraiture, but also in the fusion of fashion, lifestyle and music, Phil has invented a niche for himself, attracting a wide range of clients that include some prestigious sports and apparel brands. Knott has published three books, and is currently working on State of the Moment in Conjunction, to be published by KDU. This new piece will cover New York’s creative scene.
Rankin Rankin is a portrait and fashion photographer based in England. He established his reputation when he launched the magazine Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991 while attending the London College of Printing. Beginning with the first compilation of his photographs, RankinWorks, Rankin has published a number of books featuring his photographs. Rankin works in a number of fields, most recently as a film director. Rankin will undertake his most ambitious project to date, a museum-scale exhibition to be held in August 2009, titled Rankin Live!, at which he will shoot and instantly print the portraits of 1,000 people, using a process that will take only fifteen minutes from click of the shutter to hanging.


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