Brooklyn-based photographer Joni Sternbach has captured the culture in different surf spots across the United States. She does this with the use of a large format camera and the collodion process. Learn more about her project after the jump.
The collodion process that Joni Sternbach uses to process that photos that she takes dates back to the 1850’s. This old photography processing technique is inexpensive and also require only a few seconds for exposure. One of the things to consider when dealing with this photographic process is time since the entire process of coating and developing must be completed before the plate dries. Joni Sternbach develops her photos on the location, sometimes even arousing curiosity among locals.
Her project entitled SurfLand is an ongoing venture to shoot portraits of surfers. She has returned to the same locations year after year to explore and capture and transitions that happened during her absence. So far, she has shot in the East Coast, California and Byron Bay in Australia. Joni Sternbach explains that although her method is outdated, it gives her the chance to communicate and interact with her subjects. Most of the time, her subjects watch as she processes the plates on location using a portable darkroom.
Joni Sternbach’s photos capture the relationship of the subject with the surfboard and the sea. In a way, each photo tells a story but a part of it is still shrouded in mystery.
Watch the video to learn more about the SurfLand project:
Photography has progressed into a myriad of processes and genres but there are still some people who passionately create imagery using the traditional tools that started it all. Photographer Alex Timmermans is one of those them. See his wet collodion photographs after the jump.
Elizabeth Nahum-Albright, or Lizzy, as her peers would call her, is a fine art photographer based out of Brooklyn. Born to design-oriented and artistic parents, she got into photography at a young age and continues to explore the possibilities within her chosen craft. Lizzy loves 19th century photographic processes, but she isn't a stranger to modern methods either – much like our New Petzval Lens. Read on to learn more about Lizzy and catch a glimpse of some of her Petzval photos.
Stenoflex lets you reproduce the single steps of black and white photography, from taking photos to printing. It is a simple box pierced with a tiny pinhole to allow light to enter. Put a sheet of photosensitive paper (included) inside the darkroom and expose it to your subject.
Young London-based photographer Nicolette Clara Iles has finally gotten around to trying out the Lomochrome Purple, and she has graciously shared with us the results. Have a look at her lovely photos after the jump!
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Mami is a talented fashion photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. She flies all over the world to visit different fashion shows and shoot runways. Check her amazing photographs taken using the LC-Wide in one of the world's most fashionable cities, a city that never sleeps – Shibuya!
Exactly one month ago, we featured a fascinating project called "Brownie in Motion" by Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Stephen Takacs. We've recently had an interview with the man himself, in which he discusses in great detail not only his "dream project" but also his other works in various photographic processes including the ambrotype, tintype, and platinum palladium! Read our exclusive chat and take a look at his awesome work after the jump!
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
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.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.