Imagine yourself walking around in Sweden. You walk towards a narrow street and suddenly you stop right next to a dumpster. The place reeks of leftover food, but you just can't help yourself from the suitcase that's just standing there. You open the suitcase and found 22 rolls of undeveloped film. What would you do?
Believe it or not, this is a true story. The 22 rolls of film belong to six Chinese tourists. A Czech film crew decided to develop these films and go on hunt for these men. The documentary that they made during their gripping investigation became a hit and was viewed by more than 300,000,000 Chinese citizens.
From the words of the official website, “How difficult is it to find 6 men in a country of 1.3 billion people? Every picture truly does tell a thousand words. A documentary about culture and identity, about memory and images, about deception and reality, the film shows that nothing is ever lost.”
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
Autochrome was one of the first strides toward color photography. The combination of potato starch grains and silver bromide produces a cloudy cast that makes buildings like Villa Bonnier look even more intriguing.
Anna Hollond got her fist camera on her 10th birthday, and she hasn't stopped carrying a camera ever since. About a year ago, she sought to document her memories for her journal but didn't want to do so digitally, and got her first Lomography camera. Next thing she knew, she had a trove of instant cameras, as well as a knack for instant photography.
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!
It's every aspiring photographer's dream: turn one's hobby into a career; quit the part-time job and instead get commissioned to work on your own photography projects. Kevin Biberbach, a student from Aachen in Germany, made it. As a result of EVRY DAY, a 365-day project that has attracted plenty of attention online, he has been working on a variety of assignments such as wedding shoots and family and couple pictorials. Learn more about Biberbach, his work, passion for photography and experience with the New Petzval 85 Lens in this Lomography Exclusive.