Ruby slipper-wearing Judy Garland was one of the most beloved actresses of Hollywood's golden era. While her sudden passing was unfortunate, her exuberant voice lives on in a legacy of classics and musicals still enjoyed by many today. Find out more on this edition of Fast Facts.
Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on June 10, 1922
Started singing with her two sisters, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, as part of the Gumm Sisters
Starred in the classic “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and was paid $500 for the project
Originally sang “Over The Rainbow” from the aforementioned film, which claimed the #1 spot in The American Film Institute’s list of “The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs”
Was considered an icon in the gay community in the 1950s and 1960s
Married five times and had three children, including singer-actress Liza Minnelli
Suffered from nervous breakdowns, attempted suicide and developed alcohol problems
Bounced back in 1954, starring in the musical remake of “A Star Is Born” wherein she was paid $100,000 plus 50% of profits for the film
Aired one season of “The Judy Garland Show" in 1963
Passed away on June 22, 1969 from a barbiturate overdose during her concert in Chelsea, London. She was 47.
“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
“I wanted to believe and I tried my damndest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn’t. So what? Lots of people can’t…”
“When you have lived the life I’ve lived, when you’ve loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad — well, that’s when you realize you’ll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you’d rather die first.”
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
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.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.