October 12 was Art Clokey's birthday. Let's dip back into the 50's and take another look at the claymation pioneer's earliest work...
Art Clokey was a pioneer in stop motion claymation (clay animation). He is popularly known as the creator of the animated shows Gumby and Davey and Goliath. The idea of the shows came from an experimental short film Clokey made in 1955 called Gumbasia. Here’s the video:
The 3 minute surreal short film was made by Clokey while he was a student at University of Southern California. Gumbasia’s style was influenced by his professor Slavko Vorkapić who taught him the Kinesthetic Film Principles. Clokey’s works later became cultural and influential icons.
October 12, 2011 would have been his 90th birthday. And as a homage to the master claymator, Google changed their homepage logo to an interactive Google doodle logo using characters from Gumby.
Stop motion animations, Super 8 clips & films, and other videos with analogue vibe are part of this month’s requested posts. Click on the link to see what you can contribute to the magazine.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
Homegrown band PROM and Austin-based band The Bright Light Social Hour made it to New York's CMJ Music Marathon, which took place late last October. They are Lomography's new LomoAmigos who have documented their experience at CMJ with the Pop 9 and the Colorsplash Cameras, respectively. Together with The Orchard, a music distribution firm, let's take a look at how things went at the music marathon!
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!
Hundreds of thousands of photographs have been shared in the community for the past twelve months and we cannot help but commend those that really stood out and captured everyone's attention. Let's take a look back at this great year through this selection of landscapes and portraits that make up the most popular photos of 2014.
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
We’re counting down to a new Lomographic product and have another visual clue to show you. What do these color switches have to do with what’s fast approaching? Take a look at the teaser and add your guess!
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.
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.