Is there anything sexier than a French girl in, on, and with film?
The original “sex kitten” of the 60’s, French actress Brigitte Bardot won men and women the world over with her tousled bed hair, big doe eyes, and dangerous curves. With films like And God Created Woman, Le Mépris, and Viva Maria!, Bardot was the ultimate sultry and seductive blonde bombshell.
In the above black and white photos by LIFE, she is behind-the-scenes of the 1959 movie The Lady and the Puppet with an issue of LIFE magazine (yes, the original publication from where we found these very images!) whilst holding up a processed slide frame to the light. How meta is that?
Not since the Statue of Liberty has a French girl lit such fires in America, and Brigitte Bardot does not just stand there like a statue. She moves, she wriggles, and her clothes are as often off as on. One of her films, And God Created Woman, has played for eight solid months in one New York theater and raked in some $2 million in the U.S. and, with her four other current films, has jammed art theaters until people complain they are clogging up culture. What Bardot has — which is more than sex — still mystifies many who stop to think about it … Meanwhile, the Bardot boom balloons. With four new films to open before years’ end, she’s finishing a fifth, The Lady and the Puppet [La Femme et le Pantin, translated as “A Woman Like Satan” for the English-speaking world], made in Spain where these pictures were taken. (LIFE)
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
Remember the Stylist magazine issue featuring international pop icon Kylie Minogue with a Diana Mini Gold Edition on the cover? We're thrilled to share with everyone some more stunning snaps from the issue's shoot! Read on and take a look!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
At this day and age, it's always a delight to know that analogue photography is still very much alive and well. In London, Labyrinth Photographic Printing celebrates this art by holding an annual exhibition of film photographs by various photographers.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
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.
Vodafone Fashion Weekend in London is the must-go-to event for all fashion lovers in September. There are fashion shows on the catwalk, talks with industry professionals, shopping (anything from bags to clothes to necklaces), and, if you so wish, you can even get your hair done at a very low price on the day. It's the complete TLC package in one event.
While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
July 1906 saw a landmark event in the history of the National Geographic Society when its magazine published a special issue containing just one article with over 70 wildlife photographs - the first of its kind to appear on the magazine - taken by politician and wildlife photographer George Shiras, III.
This is an introduction to using a candle flame to manipulate and distort your negatives. This process results in melted, stretched, and twisted images with colour shifts. Proceed with caution there is no going back.
Throwing chemicals, fire, and scratching emulsion are just a few ways of experimenting with film. But there's another process that completely destroys it (or, if you're lucky, creates something amazing), that is as spastic as a drunken man staggering his way home after a night at the pub - literally.
And it all comes down to darkness.