This photo of Alice Cooper, Keith Moon, Marc Bolan and Harry Nilsson in the studio was taken during the recording of Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies". I especially like Harry Nilsson with the microphone in one hand and the glass in the other hand.
Harry Nilsson is one of the artists where I knew only his name and some small details, but that was pretty much it. Then I read an interview with Jason Schwartzman in a recent The Believer issue and Harry Nilsson was mentioned multiple times. To cite Jason Schwartzman in the interview: My experience from reading the interviews as a young teenager was that he (Kurt Cobain) was giving out lots of information, and he would mention a band, which was so important for me. And that’s what I think is so great about interviews, is when people cite inspirations. So I did exactly that: researching Harry Nilsson.
I started with Spotify, put on his music and started to read his Wikipedia entry – and then everything came together: Everybody's Talkin' from the great movie Midnight Cowboy, Best Friend which was the title track for the MTV show Rob & Big (a show a friend of mine loved to watch and eventually grew on me – mostly because it reminds me of this friend), Jump Into The Fire – also used in the movie Goodfellas – sounded to me like a song by LCD Soundsystem (and James Murphy covered it at one of his farewell concerts – I am pretty sure this is where I got the association from) and Coconut made me think about Jason Schwartzman’s band Coconut Records (where the circle closes again).
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
The most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.