The 65th Cannes Film Festival will be taking place next week and we're getting all hyped up on cinema and Hollywood news in anticipation. Here are some vintage behind-the-scenes photos of Paramount Pictures, in celebration of its 100 movie-making years.
Major movie production studio Paramount Pictures, founded in 1912 by Adolph Cukor (above left), marks its hundredth year in Hollywood. We’re sharing some photos from the February 27, 1970 LIFE cover story entitled “The Day the Dream Factory Woke Up.”
Take a nostalgic look at the fake mountains and towns, prop and wardrobe departments, studios and stages, and more scenes from the glory days of Paramount Pictures below:
“Paramount might have lacked the strong identity forged by some of the other major studios of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Warner Bros. was for years known for its gritty crime thrillers; MGM produced glitzy extravaganzas and musicals. Paramount, on the other hand, was all over the map — but that was perfectly okay. After all, if a studio could deliver movies like (just to name a few) The Ten Commandments, Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Godfather, it had to be doing something right.
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.
In case you missed the news, we're celebrating our beloved Lomo LC-A's 30th birthday by way of a fantastic treat! You have until tomorrow to enjoy a 30% discount on selected Premium Cameras in the Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide. Grab your carts and start shopping!
Do you love Lomography? Do you live in Tehran? Do you love to party? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we've got great news for you! Our new Lomography Embassy Store in Tehran has a new location and to celebrate, we're throwing a rip-roaring party to kick off the opening. You and all your friends are cordially invited to celebrate with us this Friday!
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria
In the mood for a quick movie marathon this Halloween? Grab a bowl of popcorn, turn off the lights, and settle down in front of your computer - we're bringing back five spooky LomoKino flicks in this week's special edition of Kino Stories.
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
As part of the Film Photography Day celebrations, Lomography UK held a special workshop to make a Lomomatrix movie. We gathered together in a park in Soho to create some fun stop-motion effects using some La Sardina's and an LCA+. You can see the results here.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
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.