Everybody has a different memory of the circus. Some might remember the performing geese and roosters from Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, some might remember the silly clowns and some might remember the glittery and shiny costumes of the acrobats.
Costumes are a great part of the whole circus performance. They grab the attention of the audiences right from the start of the opening act! Sometimes you will find your self staring at the twinkling sparkles and imagine yourself in another magical world. Many times you would just start giggling and probably snorting at the absurd costumes some of the crazy clowns are wearing.
These costumes have been shimmery and colorful since decades ago. Can’t remember what the circus was like a couple of decades ago? Check out some of these photos of circus performers and their costumes from the 40’s and 50’s.
If you are still in the mood of a little circus, but without the performing circus animals, pay a visit to Cologne, Germany around September 18 to 23, 2012. That’s right, it’s the photokina 2012 fair! But what’s the fair got to do with circus? Visit the Lomography booth and we’ll show you! Just step right up!
Branded as "The Reanimated Film," KONO! Film is hand-rolled and made of special materials which are rarely (or never) produced for "normal“ photography. Rather, the materials were intended for the motion picture industry and the results can vary depending on how the film is used. Learn more in this interview with the founder of KONO! Film, Uwe Mimoun.
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Whether it embodies something that's light as a feather or dreaming on cloud nine, show us your best analog shots in relation to the theme "lightness" and be rewarded with great products from the creative start-up Crispy Wallet as well as prizes from Lomography.
Mel Brackstone introduced herself as an "old woman with a love of the surreal." Her energy is palpable; with the soft delicacy in her photos, she comes across as an old soul that sees through young eyes. She is self taught and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, She discovered the Petzval Lens in 2014.
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
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!
In the early part of the 19th century, lantern shows were the equivalent of movies. Photographs were hand-printed or transferred on glass plates, which were then projected on to a wall or cloth screen.