This photo of Lou Reed wearing – yes – a Lou Reed shirt was taken by Sheri Lynn Behr in 1974.
I don’t think there has ever been a time when I was not listening to Lou Reed (apart from the Metallica collaboration – I agree with Chuck Klosterman that it makes SuperHeavy seem like Big Star). Growing up I was blessed with an older brother who had a great music taste, so I listened to Reed’s solo work and Velvet Underground (followed by the epiphany that they share the same front man – I know, I know, but I was ten).
In all these articles I have a tendency to name lots of favorite things – favorite musicians, favorite movies, favorite actors, … But as of today I think Lou Reed’s Street Hassle is my favorite song: strings, his voice, his gentle guitar play and Bruce Springsteen doing a short vocal cameo. Also Lou’s getting scared in Sweden.
As the world grieves the death of prolific actor and comedian Robin Williams, photographer Daniel Sorine reveals a number of photographs taken in 1974, showing a pair of mimes hamming it up for the camera. One of them was Williams - only, Sorine was only able to realize this fact more than three decades later.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
As camera-toting, wanderlust-driven adventurers, we are always seeking for the most intriguing places to visit and immortalize in our travel snaps. One such spot, without a doubt, is the historic city of Cusco in Peru. If you haven't been to this fascinating historic town, we're sure you'd be making plans for a visit after browsing through the photos taken by our fellow lomographers!
This article is a tribute to the great Russian photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, and painter Alexander Rodchenko. He was a pioneer in the search for unusual perspectives, with extreme view from above or from below, and with an innovative use of the diagonals and tilted views in his dynamic compositions. For this article, I was inspired by his most famous photo, a woman climbing a staircase, taken in 1930, which is reminiscent of the famous Odessa stair of the film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergei Eisenstein.
Exactly 40 years ago in 1974, American photographer Dennis Stock took a series of photos of a crosswalk in Tokyo. For the anniversary of his reportage in Japan, I dedicated to him this article, with a series of photos of one of the most populated crosswalk in my city, Como. Take a look after the jump!
Another landmark camera designed by the esteemed Maitani Yoshihisa, the fascinating Olympus Pen F was a half-frame SLR camera introduced in the early 1960s. Yes, you're reading it right! Find out more about this interesting half-frame snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!
The cold weather is steadily creeping in at Lomography HQ in Vienna. It filled us with nostalgic joy to discover a whole new selection of wonderful end-of-Summer photos taken with the LC-A 120 throughout the Austrian countryside by our colleague Dream. If you also have the early winter blues, this fantastic gallery should help soothe the pain!