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.
Love medium format? This Belair baby will never fail you to satisfy your cravings for taking photographs in 120 format! Choose among the different variants of Belair cameras that will suit your tastes!
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.
This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!
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.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
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.
While it might sound unusual for some right off the bat, black and white film photographers do use color filters to experiment with their shots without ever needing to do some post-processing. How to do that and which filters to use to capture specific scenes? Take a look at this short instructional YouTube video clip by LZ Film Productions!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Justin Quinnell’s expertise when it comes to pinhole wizardry is unquestionable. This photographer and lecturer from Bristol, United Kingdom, has crafted the most unusual of pinhole projects, from installing cameras onto ships cruising around the Caribbean to taking photos of his kids being born from inside his mouth. One other project that he is known for is being able to make a pinhole camera from a soda can. Watch the video below and learn how!
Derek Woods is an Los Angeles-based photographer who previously got involved in a controversy surrounding a photo that was used in the opening credits of the HBO TV series "True Detective." Coincidentally, Woods happens to be a member of the Lomo community, and it became vital to interview him regarding the issue. The interview was successful and was published in May last year. His current project, 365 of Lomography, will chronicle his day-to-day exploits with Lomography cameras. To jog your memory, and to re-acquaint you with Woods, we are republishing our interview with the controversial photographer. Please take note that some of the photos are NSFW.
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!