On a recent day trip to Liverpool, there was a set of graffiti that really jumped out and caught my eye right away. Sadly I only managed to get one photo of it and would love to know a bit more about it before I return to the city in February.
I love graffiti, I always have and I always will. I don’t mean the kind that naughty school kids do on bus stops with a “Sharpie” declaring “Kyle waz ’ere 2011”, I mean the real art kind, with beautiful colours and images that hold the power to tell a story. I always photograph good graffiti when I see it and my recent trip to Liverpool was no exception, there is some great graffiti there. The graffiti that stood out to me the most on this trip was not the bright bold colourful stuff however, but a set of thought-provoking bits of graffiti on a huge scale. All of the pieces follwed a set format where a statistic was given, then a huge space, then there was a question at the end. I loved all the ones I saw (I think 4 in total) because they really made you think about things, important issues like mental health, prejudice and climate change. Plus they were all massive, spread over an entire bridge or the side of a 4 storey house or something. I think they have been there for a long time as well as I found lots of photos on Flickr of these pieces so they must have been approved by the city council or I am sure they would have been cleaned off by now. I know in Leeds graffiti is unlikely to last 3 months, let alone 3 whole years!
The photos included above here, I managed to find on a man’s Flickriver.com account. His screen name is @aguyIusedtoknow (and they are linked to his Flickr. On his Flickr it states that this graffiti is from a project from 2008 (which is when his photos were taken) called “The writing on the wall” but I have been unable to find out anymore about this. I would love to know how many of these there are in total so that I could go and search them all out. Can anyone give me any ideas?
Taking a picture is like saying: “Let me hang on to this minute.” It’s a way to play with time. The LomoKino playbook has many of these rewind-worthy minutes. The spectrum is wide, from homely bits to eye-opening travels.
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
The very talented Lomography team in Hong Kong made this wonderful video a while back, we came across it again recently and thought it would be a great start to the weekend. Fire up your eyes and ears after the jump!
My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.
Here's an idea we've came up with to make liking on Lomography even easier: allowing you to like photos on the overview page. Right now we've only unlocked it for albums – so please give it a try before we roll it out throughout the site!
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
Are you on the hunt for a way to take your Lomo'Instant skills to yet another insane level? Stop right there — you've found it! Now keep reading to find out how to make super cool Lomo'Instant-grams using a Lomo'Instant and a few common household items.
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.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
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.