Street photographer Johnny Stiletto captured the 1980s London scene with his 35mm camera. With his keen eye for detail, he was able to take some satirical and candid photos while firing blind.
Anonymous street photographer Johnny Stiletto has taken over 100,000 photos on the streets of London. This project started out when he decided to create a photo diary in 1980. Armed with his 35mm camera, he would roam the streets of London and shoot whatever he saw. His photos show the lives of everyday people and some famous ones including Francis Bacon and Mick Jagger.
For street photography, firing blind definitely pays off. This was how he was able to capture candid shots of his subjects. Just like one of the 10 Golden Rules, Johnny Stiletto shot from the hip. He would avoid looking through the camera and mostly did guess work with the exposures and focus to avoid drawing attention while he was shooting. Over time, he was able to refine his techniques.
“I think if you really want to take street photographs seriously you need to be as anonymous as possible. I’m like a cheap meal, I slip through people’s lives without being noticed, and that’s how I think it ought to be.” – Johnny Stiletto
160 of Jonny Stiletto’s images can now be seen in his book Vintage 80s – London Street Photography. He also has another book entitled Shots from the Hip.
PlayStation London's Creative Director and keen photographer Nigal Raymond had his Petzval lens on hand to capture some vibrant scenes on the streets of Japan. Check out his beautiful photos and our exclusive interview with him.
Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.
During the 1980s Bob Mazzer worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema. He began photographing his daily commute to and from work on the Underground. What followed was a collection of photographs that capture the cultural and social history of London in the 1980's.
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
We recently had the great opportunity to interview our latest LomoAmigo, Tim Kerr. While his repertoire stretches back to the late 1970's and includes that of musician, artist, painter, photographer, skater and many other things, he just prefers Tim! We gave him a La Sardina DIY, which he not only added his own style to, but shot some excellent photos with as well. Rife with candid and thoughtful answers, we expect everyone will glean a nugget of wisdom and leave with a smile.
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.
London based photographer Chris Pollard captured the catwalks and presentations of London Collections: Men (LCM) - the capital’s showcase of menswear trends this season with the Petzval Lens. His wonderful photos from that night will be showcased in our Lomography Soho Store from Feb 5th onwards. Keep on reading for the details.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!
"At the edge of the Earth" is an ongoing yearlong project by documentary photographer Markus Andersen in which he captures the coastline of Sydney, Australia on black and white film with the Diana and Lomo LC-A cameras. In this interview, the Sydney-based photographer opens up to Lomography about his latest endeavor as well as on shooting on the streets of his city and the importance of photographing in analog.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!