Jonathan Mann is known for his Song-A-Day project. Today, let us take a look at one of his latest videos of particular interest for analogue geeks like us.
Jonathan Mann has gained notoriety in the last couple of years, since he started writing and posting one song a day as an exercise to keep his creative juices flowing.
Today, I wanted to share with you one of his most recent videos, for the song Are You A Real Person? made with some slides someone had thrown away.
From Jonathan’s own words: “It’s about how I was friended by an attractive girl on Facebook, and I wasn’t sure if she was real or spam. She looked vaguely familiar, and she was friends with 7 or so of my friends from college, but they were all guys and it seemed likely that they were all duped. The video for the song, directed by Albert Birney, combines live action, animation, and a bunch of slides that he found discarded on the side of the road. We thought there’d be an interesting connection between the modern experience of not knowing if someone was a bot or a human and these wonderful family scenes from the 70s and 80s that someone just threw away.”
Two days ago was also a special day for the artist, as he posted his 1000th song. To celebrate, he also launched an album, enigmatically titled Song A Day: The Album and throwing a party at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco.
Everything Everything is an eclectic, glitch pop band from Manchester, England. Their music is known for complicated song structures laid with striking falsetto vocals from lead singer Jonathan Higgs. We have teamed up with Everything Everything in celebration of their new single "Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread" to offer you the chance win a signed copy of their new album "Get to Heaven" and a Sprocket Rocket SUPERPOP edition.
Several months ago, Simeon Smith recorded all the bleeps, whirs, clanks and snaps that analogue cameras make. He then used these samples to create rhythms and textures for his music. He has since ventured into other projects, and recently made a music video using the LomoKino and an Actionsampler.
Meet Olivier Gondry, who like his brother Michel, has filmmaking in his blood. Olivier shot the impressive “Détache” music video for the French pop rock band Autour de Lucie entirely on the 35mm LomoKino. To our delight, he answered a few questions about this recent project. Check it out!
Florian Reischauer’s LomoHome isn’t the only thing he’s known for in the Lomography community. The photographer is also regarded for his series “Pieces of Berlin,” which started as a popular blog and formed the pages of his own book. His latest series “Grüß Gott- A Fairy Tale” takes its turn center stage and is slated to appear in a solo exhibition at the Deutsches Haus at the University of New York.
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare foot images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Niccolò Turetta started taking photographs on film at a young age. Looking for tips on making better images, he stumbled upon the website and eventually joined the community as a motivation to further improve his craft. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Torreglia, Italy, nickt!
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.