James Dean was best known for his role as a troubled teen on the 1955 movie 'Rebel Without a Cause'. Apart from his good looks and impeccable acting skills, what else do you know about him? Read on to learn more.
James Dean started his acting career when he dropped out of college and decided to take acting full time. He first starred in a Pepsi commercial but this didn’t immediately boost his career. He tried to apply for jobs to support himself. He eventually left California and went to New York City to try his luck there. He finally scored some roles in television shows and even landed a starring role on his first movie in 1953.
James Dean was an auto racing enthusiast that’s why he bought one of the Porsche Spyder sports car released in 1955 – the same car he was driving when he got into the car crash that killed him.
His favorite book was ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
He is one of the few actos who received an Oscar nomination for two of his films.
James Dean’s idol was Marlon Brando.
He suffered from near-sightedness and had to wear glasses off screen.
He had a Siamese cat given to him by Elizabeth Taylor.
James Dean was nominated for an Oscar for 2 of the 3 films that he made in his lifetime.
Only a few hours before his death, James Dean was given a ticket for speeding.
James Dean majored in pre-law at a city college before being an actor.
He did an infomercial for safe-driving shortly before he died.
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.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
It's time to come out of winter hibernation! The warm weather of spring is around the corner, and it's time to celebrate. From a bar crawl to a community group exhibition, we're doing it all. So grab your kilts and clovers and come join us for another round of fun!
Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
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.