This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "On the Road with The Fray" by community member charliewagers. Charlie had backstage access as the rock band toured the US and he got to chill with them backstage during downtime. Check out his Diana F+ photos here!
“My good friend Dave is the lead guitarist for the band, The Fray. Whenever they tour through my part of the country, I get to spend some time with them, and have gotten to know everyone on their production crew. I got to hang out with them during their pass through Michigan and Ohio and, of course, I couldn’t forget my favorite documentation tool: the *Diana F+*!
We picked this article because it’s not often you get to play table tennis or lakeside golf with a Grammy-nominated rock band—but Charlie Wagers did and he has the dreamy Diana F+ photos to prove it! Concert security can be pretty strict and they generally take an aversion to people taking photos of artists unless they have a tag that says they’re “official.” Lucky Charlie’s good friends with The Fray’s lead guitarist, David Welsh, and he was able to snap some cool behind-the-scenes medium-format photos to share with us!
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Concert photographer Matthias Hombauer tested the LC-A 120 camera on tour with Fink recently. It was an opportunity to document the English singer-songwriter and his band's life on the road and backstage, which Hombauer captured in square saturated LC-A 120 goodness.
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
These blue-tinted photographs were taken by Edward S. Curtis, renowned ethnologist and photographer who had also worked on the set of the 1923 silent epic film not only as still photographer but also as the second unit cameraman.
Performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival last year was one mean feat for Lancashire, England-based electronic musical duo Aquilo. With three EPs and a full-length album on the way, the band has caught considerable attention and received positive reviews. Here's a quick chat with Aquilo's Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham, who had the chance to shoot with the La Sardina recently.
Young Helen Mirren playing a corset-clad model. Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy in early training with Jean-Luc Godard. Lena Olin and Helena Bonham Carter in literary adaptations. Before crossover projects, these actresses had to pay their dues—in bit parts and breakout roles.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
LomoAmigo and German music photographer Philipp "Gladsome" Fröhlich recently had the opportunity to take the New Petzval 85mm Art Lens to splash! Festival, capturing scenes from one of Europe's biggest reggae and hip hop music events.