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).
The tradition of tintype portraiture lives on in this digital day and age. Photographer Giles Clement keeps the passion for wet plate collodion photography with his decades-old photographic equipment. He brings his studio to Third Man Records this week.
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
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.
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!
What comes to mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? With our newest competition to celebrate the release of the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you. Even if you've never been to Boston — no problem! We want to see your best shots that represent Boston to you!
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.
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.