This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "Chronically Monochromatic: Part II" by joefrank from Alabama. After liking the results from desaturated colored film photos, he decided to try shooting actual black & white rolls. He recounts his monochromatic experience here.
Black-and-white film is such a beautiful thing. When I wrote the last article, I had still not yet shot on actual black-and-white film (except for during my college days); I’d just de-saturated them on my computer. The results of doing that were great, but the results of shooting natively on black-and-white film have been wonderful, in my opinion. There’s an aesthetic to it that you just don’t get by simply desaturating color print film. It has qualities of its own that are different from other films. I can’t really describe it, but I’ll let you look at the pictures yourselves and see what you think.
We chose this article because Lomographers really do learn a lot from shooting in black & white. Without the distraction of color, a photographer learns to capture subjects based on shapes, shadows, and silhouettes. Every photography technique has its pros and cons, but its a Lomographer’s willingness to experiment with the medium that makes the experience truly immersing.
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Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
Enriched by many years of experience as a professional photographer, Basilio Silva from Buenos Aires has become a fashion photographer who shoots quirky and bold pictures. He tried shooting with the new Petzval lens and finally, here we are, happy to share this beautiful series of black & white bokeh swirling pictures.
His best friend and fellow lomographer weleasewoger72 used to make him feel bad about using an IPhone to take pictures. However, after trying out a Diana F+, our Newcomer of the Week, life_on_acetate, decided to ditch the digital territory and try his hand at analogue photography. Read on to find out more about this fascinating story of friendship and film photography!
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
He regards Lomography as a perfect complement to his day job as a nurse. So everyday, with the 10 Rules of Lomography in mind, he tries to experiment and shoot from the hip. Here's our Newcomer of the Week, Denis Seigle or -polka!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.