It's mondo mono mania as we check out the best, remarkable and most interesting black and white photos in this edition of Photos of the Week!
Photos of the Week is back in black! This time we’re going back to basics and focusing on the medium that defines analog photography: black & white. This is what got most of us started in the first place. Do you remember that distinctive smell of developer and fixer brewing magic in your make shift darkroom downstairs or the dingy one at school? I sure do! And a quick look at the Photos page would tell that you guys still do as well!
There’s just something about black & white shots. It maybe the incredible amount of contrast, the finest grain no digital sensor can replicate, the eerie noir feel or even just purely the nostalgia it gives you. If you haven’t started shooting in mono, try out Ilford HP5 and Kodak Tri-X to get you started – both are considered two of the best B&W films out there! If you don’t have access to a darkroom, you can still get on the black & white train with Ilford XP2 and have it developed like regular film.
So without any delay and further ado whatsoever, here’s this week’s monochromatic selections! Enjoy!
Take a look at this pool of snapshots scanned by our community members using the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own scans be featured on the Online Shop!
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
The second trailer for "Star Wars:Episode VII - The Force Awakens" has the internet abuzz in the last last few hours. To join in on the fun, we scoured our archives and the cyberspace for some Star Wars treasures. Think Princess Leia and her double in that glorious gold costume, plus a photo of the new cast in roundtable discussion.
As this list would prove, the LomoKino has captured not only the hearts of analog filmmakers within the Lomography community, but also professionals outside of it. We've dug through our archive to present to you some of the best LomoKino music videos from all over the globe to have come to our attention.
Capture all the sights in one sweeping frame with your LC-A+ and LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens! Check out these images from the community and, while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!
In this article, I'll show you how the Lomo LC-A loaded with the versatile Ilford HP5+ can make the most out of a hazy morning. To capture the whirlwind of a bicycle race, I pushed the film to ISO 800. The legendary Minitar 1 lens and this classic Ilford film are a perfect combination if you love black and white photos.
The brand new Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves around the world this week. In an attempt to celebrate the home of the ol' bean and the cod, we ventured out in search of some classic Boston flair. While we couldn't find a baseball match or a proper clam chowder, we did have a blast chasing red brick walls and spicing up our photo shooting with some iconic American flavors!
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
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!
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary, "Das Salz der Erde (The Salt of the Earth)," on April 9, we asked you to send us your best black and white photographs. You have done your best and so making the decision was quite difficult. Read on to find out who will be celebrating with DVDs and piggies!
“Dep qua!” Réhahn remarks in conversational Vietnamese. Told that their photo is beautiful, the natives laugh, and the photographer once again brings out the camera that is in these parts as welcome as a bountiful harvest.
MONO NO AWARE captures the ephemeral nature of being through film cinematography. MONO NO AWARE is able to freeze the transitory moments in life and transform it into a beautiful extension of the soul.