Here are some 90’s pictures in celebration of Space Week.
SOHO – ESA/NASA Observatory
The SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) is a joint project of the ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA. The main objective of the SOHO is to observe and study and inner structure of the sun. SOHO was launched on December 2, 1995.
Russian MIR Space Station
The MIR was a space station built in order to conduct experiments and gather information to help develop technologies that can be used in space. The space station was able to sustain a crew consisting of 3 persons.
Mamoru Mohri is Japan’s first astronaut. His first space mission was in 1992 when he acted as a specialist for Spacelab-J.
HITEN – Japan’s First Moon Orbiter
Hiten was a space craft that was launched on January 24, 1990. It was the first deep space probe able to perform aerobraking. Its mission lasted for 3 years and 2 months.
The Euromir 95 mission started on September 3, 1995 and was manned by Commander Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Avdeev and Thomas Reiter. The mission was initially planned to last for 135 days but the landing took place 180 days after the launch.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
If you visit London in the next few weeks,you might bump into a Paddington Bear sculpture more than once. Don't be alarmed, he's not following you around. There are hundreds of Paddington Bear sculptures dotted around the city in celebration of the launch of a new film. We captured a few using the glorious Petzval lens. Take a look here.
He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!
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!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
This week's list features works of art previously believed to be either fakes or works of lesser known artists, but were eventually proven to be paintings by some of the most celebrated artists in history. Have a look!
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!
The Oscillation are a UK-based Psychedelic space-rock band formed in London in 2006. The band's live shows are a cacophony of growling guitars and hypnotic drum rhythms accompanied by some trippy analogue light shows from experimental filmmaker Julian Hand and light show artist Julian Hand. We gave them an LC-A+ and sent them out into the night! Read on for more.