Paris is a city that has long been the subject of novels, paintings, movies, and photographs for its history and unique beauty. While many prefer to capture the beauty of the French capital using digital cameras at this time and age, a Sydney-based photographer chose to use vintage cameras to take snapshots on film.
French-born photographer Agnes Samour writes on her Lost at E-Minor article that despite having lived in France for more than twenty years, she has only explored much of the Parisian suburbs only recently. Many photographers of this time and age would prefer documenting the Parisian scenes in digital for convenience, but not Samour. “I’ve recently explored and documented each arrondissement with my vintage cameras in search of its beauty,” she says.
The result is a photo set called which Samour called “Paris Twenty,” which she says “provides a sensitive study of the city and depicts intriguing people.” In her website, Samour says she “finds inspiration in cultural differences,” photographs mostly on film instead of digital, and holds little interest for the technicalities of photography.
Let’s take a look at some of her beautiful, carefully composed monochrome photographs of Paris—its streets, sights, everyday scenes, people, and unexplored corners.
On this day and age when many are incorporating digital gear into their workflows, whether fully or partly, there still are photographers who remain rooted to their analog roots and continue to shoot with film cameras. In commemoration of Film Photography Day happening tomorrow, we have scoured through our past interviews to highlight the reasons these photographers choose to still shoot film.
Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, Berlin-based photographer Klara Johanna Michel hand-painted photographs are reminiscent of Renaissance art. The images are highly stylized and the subjects are posed to mimic the appearance of religious beings. Who would have thought that such mystery and old world charm could similarly be achieved with the help of an instant camera?
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This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Selver Yildirim is Art and Design student from Istanbul, Turkey. She also designs for the brand which she co- founded with her friends. In her designs and paintings, she incorporates a breezy take on daily life and reveals a personal yet unique approach to her work. She used the same aesthetic when she he designed a La Sardina DIY camera with whimsical illustrations and colors.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
We met our new LomoAmigo Luka Tacon when we danced to the hypnotic beats of his duo Heartbreaker at our Lomo'Instant Wide Launch Party in NYC. Now, the brooklyn-based DJ and electronic music producer is preparing for an EPIC Lover's Ball at House of Yes with his friends at Might Get Weird, experimenting with the La Sardina and LC-A, and feeling the Latin rhythms of Costa Rica. Read more about his inspirations and how he feels analog equipment, whether it be for music or photography, has something that digital just doesn't. As a special bonus, you can listen to his exclusive Heartbreaker set!
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.