Robert Doisneau was a French photographer who documented everyday activities of the people in Paris. He was also known as one of the pioneers in photojournalism. One of the most popular photos that he took was of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
Robert Doisneau roamed the streets of Paris and took candid photos of people in their usual everyday activities. He used his Leica camera to document simple moments that make life exciting. Doisneau took up photography when he was 16 years old. At first, he took photos of still life since he was too shy to photograph people. As his skills as a photographer progressed, he overcame his shyness and started to take photos of people.
One famous personality who became Robert Doisneau’s subject was Pablo Picasso. The photo session was Picasso took places in 1952 in Picasso’s house at Rue Grands Augustines in Paris. As Doisneau entered the house he saw Picasso, together with painter and author Francoise Gilot, having lunch. Right there on the table were some loaves of bread, which were shaped like large hands. Picasso, seeing the photo opportunity, posed with his forearms hidden behind the table with the loaves of bread sticking out looking like his hands. This is one of the most popular photos of Picasso and it also shows his sense of humor. There were other photos of Picasso taken by Doisneau that day, but this is probably the most popular one.
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.
This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
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This week's LomoGuru is perhaps one of the most active members of our Community. Aside from regularly updating his LomoHome with wonderful photographs, he also sets aside time to meet and share insights with his fellow lomographers by attending various lomowalks and lomo-exhibitions. Let's cheer for our latest LomoGuru from Germany, Christoph Maas, also known in the Community as mapix!
It only took John Lennon a few words to stir a controversy so huge that it enraged not only media personalities, the common people, and various Christian groups but also earned the ire of the Vatican itself who only forgave him more than 40 years after.
A native of Rio Grande do Sul, Marcelo Gross has not only played his guitar for thousands of people, but has also visited most, if not all places in Brazil. The founding member, guitarist and of the rock band Cachorro Grande accepted Lomography Brazil's invitation and took a Diana F + with him during his previous trips. Feast your eyes on the behind the scenes of one of the best known bands in the Brazilian rock scene.
Bobby Sham is a photography artist and large format photography and Petzval enthusiast based in Hong Kong. He is also an art administrator and the secretary of the Hong Kong Photographic Cultural Association, one of the Initiators of Hong Kong Photo Festival. He shares with us photos that he took using a large-format camera and an original Petzval Lens, as well as his Lomography x Zenit test shots. He also grants an interview with Lomography Hong Kong and shares his enthusiasm for – and insight regarding – taking photographs with the Petzval lens.
Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.
Adam Bronkhorst is a Brighton-based photographer who focuses on people and portraiture. He teaches all kinds of photography through different means – using a DSLR, studio lighting and even film cameras. His portfolio of work is so stunning, we decided to crown him as one of our Petzval Artists. We let him test the new Petzval lens to its full potential and the results are just beautiful.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.