On this edition of American Masters, we’ll be talking about Bob Dylan’s contributions to the music industry in the span of 5 decades. Read more after the break.
Robert Allen Zimmerman came into popularity in the 1960’s. He dropped out of college and went to New York City in the hopes of being successful as a musician there. He played in various clubs around the city and also listened to different folk singers who became his musical inspirations. In 1962, he legally changed his name to Bob Dylan. His first album consisting of folk and blues music was also released that same year.
Two of Bob Dylan’s most popular songs (Blowin’ in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin), came out in the 1960’s at a time when there was social unrest. These powerful songs moved the people and instantly became anti-war anthems. Dylan is said to have a writing style that infuses poetry and literature. He adds the lyrics to an equally strong melody to come up with the songs. To this day, other musicians cite Bob Dylan as their musical inspiration.
Bob Dylan’s life is chronicled in a documentary entitled No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, a Martin Scorsese film. The film shows his life from 1961-1966 and also includes scenes and performances that were never shown to the public before.
Jim Marshall was in the forefront of the accidental movement that was Haight-Ashbury. He documented the music revolution from the best angles: up-close with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more icons-in-the-making.
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.
A recent lunchtime break turned into a big analogue adventure when I took the Lomo'Instant camera out with the Splitzer and captured a gloriously sunny day in the heart of Soho, London. I learned a couple of great tips about shooting with this new accessory. Read on to find out more.
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!
The Glastonbury Festival is arguably one of the most anticipated and renowned music festivals in the world. It is a joy to be able to watch it, and a privilege to capture scenes on and off stage. Apart from creating beautiful portraits, the Petzval Lens is great for adding an albeit subtle drama to the already spectacular scenes of music festivals. Japanese photographer Taio Konishi photographed this year's Glastonbury with a Petzval 85mm Lens, and here are some of the photos. He also talks about his Petzval-meets-Glastonbury experience in this exclusive.
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!
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Issa Ng is a Hong Kong-based fashion and commercial photographer. Leveraging on many years working as an art director and stylist for several international brands in the advertising industry, he was able to develop a strong sense of style and talent for conceptual execution, composition and intense imagery. He now specializes in portraits, and is continuously on the lookout for new and exciting projects. He talks about his experience shooting with the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens in this interview.
We'd like to introduce you to our latest Petzval Artist, Shima Eleven - a professional photographer based in Hong Kong. He specializes in large format photography and first got a glimpse of the Petzval Lens 5 to 6 years ago. In this video he talks about his Petzval passion, and shares his thoughts on the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens!
Looper is a Scottish Indie/Electronic band fronted by former Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David. Lomography has teamed up with Looper and Mute, a UK-based record label, to bring you this special rumble where you can win a LomoKino, a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. On top of this Looper will be selecting their favourite photos to be featured in their latest music video which is aptly called “I’m a Photograph”! You’d be mad not to enter! Read on for details.
In his audio book, German Petzval LomoAmigo Steffen Böttcher aka Stilpirat talks about his photographic adventures. What are your greatest lomographic adventures? That's what we wanted to know in this competition. Read on to find out who the winners are!
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.
Against the grain of serious photography, Tony Ray-Jones used commercial color film to document American streets. This was a pivotal lesson in choosing colorful subjects, something he would later master in his black and white series.