In this edition of Flashbacks on Film, we'll learn a bit about photographer Maurice Broomfield and his photographs of people at work. The focus is on one of his photos entitled The Nylon Stocking Test. Read more after the break.
Maurice Broomfield was a photographer known for his post-war photography. He started his career taking photos of devastated places in Europe, and on one occasion was asked to photograph a factory. This was the beginning of a new road in his career. Since then, his focus became industrial life. He took photographs of painters, people at work in motor companies, factories, and so much more.
The photo above is entitled ‘The Nylon Stocking Test, Pontypool’ taken in 1957. A mannequin’s leg wearing stockings is seen in the foreground, while a lab technician works in the background. Broomfield’s work is regarded as avant-garde and presents industrial spaces as art, instead of busy and cluttered environments. Each photograph that he took of the workers in their environments was an homage to the work that they did in their respective fields. You can view more if his photos at Maurice Broomfield.
This edition, as with the original released in two volumes nine years ago, focuses on the influential fashion photographer's work in the late '70s, the period which is said to be "the high note of his career."
The Brighton Photo Biennial is back on its sixth edition this year, and one of the exhibits that photography enthusiasts should check out is that featuring photographs from The Edward Reeves Studio in Sussex, England. Read more about it after the jump!
We are proud to announce that the Lomography shop now stocks Lumi products, which allow you to print your favorite analogue photos and all manner of other fantastic things on fabric using the power of light! In this article, we want to tell you a bit more about Lumi and the way this special printing process works.
This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!
As a scientist, Pierrick is often curious about the mechanism behind how things work. His first brush with analog photography is no exception. Eager to know more about the inner workings of a film camera, he started from scratch and tested his DIY skill with the Konstuktor camera.
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
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.
Aside from his pictures, there is more to admire about Stephen Dowling. His extensive knowledge and insight into film photography and cameras are inspiring. Dowling, a BBC editor and analog photographer, tested the LC-A 120 camera and became a LomoAmigo last year. He has since rekindled ties with the Lomo LC-A 120, and brought it on a trip to Malta.
Edward Weston is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. From his lifetime up until today, several decades after his death, Weston and his body of work hold an important place in the history of photography.
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.