With bokeh being a feature and technique many of us lomographers are fond of, it's interesting to find an artist rendering the mesmerizing effect through oil paintings. Take a look at some of these beautiful photorealistic artworks after the jump!
If you think bokeh is something only made through a camera’s lens, the works of South African artist Philip Barlow will surprise you. Playing on the bokeh, Barlow creates photorealistic oil paintings that have the appealing out of focus effect. It’s not at all easy to snap a beautiful bokeh shot, and all the more to recreate them in paintings! A closer look at the masterpieces will show you how skillfully done each piece is made to make them look like they’re actual bokeh photographs.
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!
Germany-based Benjamin Kracke began his photography journey by searching for something unique. Naturally, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens proved to be full of character for this LomoAmigo! Read on to find out more about his experience with this beautiful art lens.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
We met our new LomoAmigo Luka Tacon when we danced to the hypnotic beats of his duo Heartbreaker at our Lomo'Instant Wide Launch Party in NYC. Now, the brooklyn-based DJ and electronic music producer is preparing for an EPIC Lover's Ball at House of Yes with his friends at Might Get Weird, experimenting with the La Sardina and LC-A, and feeling the Latin rhythms of Costa Rica. Read more about his inspirations and how he feels analog equipment, whether it be for music or photography, has something that digital just doesn't. As a special bonus, you can listen to his exclusive Heartbreaker set!
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.