Eight decades and one year ago, a star in the name of James Dean was born. Here's a tribute to the man whose life mantra was "Dream as if you'll live forever; Live as if you'll die today."
James Dean used to be the man to every woman’s dream. He was a matinee idol and a cultural icon. He was a superstar! James Dean only had his main roles in three films, East of Eden, Giant, and Rebel Without a Cause, but he certainly carved his way to a permanent stardom.
On this day 52 years ago, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her death, as with the rest of her life, remains veiled in mystery and intrigue several decades onward.
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
Sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, a boy in northern Afghanistan was born with a gene mutation that hindered his eyes from producing melanin and thus from turning brown. He had blue eyes. If you see someone with blue eyes today, he is a descendant of this unlucky fellow. I am one of those weird folks and apart from feeling like a mutant and being Angelina Jolie’s secret sister, I am sensitive to light like an ISO 6,400 film.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
From February to July, I experienced one the happiest times of my life: I lived in China. I lived in Suzhou, Jiangsu, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So here's some advice directly from me to you—what to do in Suzhou?
Natalie Wells is one of the original UK Lomography community members who can always be seen at our events, workshops and parties. She recently took the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens for a test drive around London.