Henry Peach Robinson was a photographer known for his technique of combining prints to form a single photograph. One on his most popular photos is ‘Fading Away’. Read on for more information.
Henry Peach Robninson was an English photographer who experimented with combination printing. He started out as a bookseller in the 1850’s while pursuing his studies in art. A few years later, he began taking photographs but his career didn’t start there. After a few years, he met photographer Hugh Welch Diamond and that’s when he decided to set up his own studio to sell portraits.
In 1864, Robinson fell ill due to exposure to photographic chemicals. It was then that he decided to work on combining his photos manually instead of doing it in the darkroom. The photo above entitled ‘Fading Away’ is the most popular photo that he did. The photo shows a girl who is suffering from tuberculosis. The combination printing technique has some advantages for photographers back in the day. Taking a few photographs and putting them together allowed them total control over the composition of the photo. Since photos back then had a thin depth of field, combining several photos gives the illusion of deep focus. ‘Fading Away’ is said to have been composed out of 5 negatives.
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
Fifteen of Stanley Kubrick's most memorable photo essays from when he was working as a photographer for "Look" magazine are currently on exhibit at Vienna's Bank Austria Kunstforum. Learn the story behind his very first photograph for the publication, taken when he was only 16 years old, as well as a few others after the cut.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
Let's go outside! Spring has sprung in New York and we're delighted to present to you a couple of workshops to get you into the shooting mood. We're also excited for our next exhibition featuring the work of New York photographer and LomoAmigo, Emily Soto. Read on for more information!
Roger Lean is the master of the LC-A. If you have a faulty LC-A, he is the man who can fix it for you. We gave him a bunch of cameras a few months ago; he worked his magic and fixed them all! As part of the LC-A's 30th Anniversary celebrations, were are offering these refurbished cameras with an incredible discount. Read on for more information.
We were awed by photographer Tamara Lichtenstein's analogue photos focusing on "fashion, femininity, and youth" so much that we contacted her for a quick interview. Read on to find out more about her work and creative process after the jump.