Photos of busy street scenes and cityscapes are a staple to many of us lomographers, but I wonder, how many of us can paint them? An Italian artist has been creating some marvelous paintings of street scenes, so skillfully done that they seem to come straight out of a photograph. Take a look at some of them after the jump!
Street photography is a staple genre among us lomographers, and at some point in our careers, we will have a multitude of photographs showing the hustle and bustle of our respective cities. However, how many of us can come up with paintings of street scenes as skillfully done as Federico Fiorentini has been making? Let’s take a look at some of his painted cityscapes below:
A self-confessed perennial traveler, the Italian artist has been to some of the busiest metropolises in the world, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin. No wonder he is able to capture the essence of life out in the streets. When this penchant for busy streets is combined with eye for detail and impressive painting skills, you get compelling street scenes that perhaps only Fiorentini can visualize and render in paint.
If you want to see more of Federico Fiorentini’s painted street scenes, check out his growing collection aptly called City Views.
JB and Dom are both members of the French Lomography team. They were eager to discover the Lomo'Instant, and were not disappointed! Dom answered our questions and shared with us her best Lomo'Instant tips. Catch a glimpse oftheir creative light painting series after the jump!
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
The French photographer Bruno Barbey took a series of photos in Southern Italy in the '60s, many of these in the city of Naples. In this tribute to a great master of social and street photography, I'll show you a series of photos that I took in the islands of Ischia and Procida located a few kilometers from this wonderful city. Read more after the jump!
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!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
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.
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.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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.