Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo is the film adaptation of the popular book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. The movie is about a young adventurous orphan boy living in a train station in Paris. On his adventures he meets Georges Melies, the famed French illusionist and filmmaker. Read more about it after the jump.
The movie takes you to the beginnings of the analogue film-making era where movie illusions and special effects were quite a marvel for the audience. It also highlights Georges Melies contribution to the film industry – the use of substitution stop tricks, multiple exposures, and time lapse photography. One of his most famous movies, “A Trip to the Moon” continues to be very popular even today.
The movie “Hugo” also pays homage to the first films ever made such as “Train Arriving at the Station” and also gives a quick history lesson in film making.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid 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!
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
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Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."