Whether you've always wanted to find out what libraries and librarians of ages past looked like, or you simply find yourself in awe looking at photos of interesting libraries (and librarians), I'm sure you're going to enjoy my offering for this installment of The Analogue Reader!
Fellow bibliophiles, it’s time to spill: we all have felt that desire to be a librarian at some point in our book-loving lives, or at least try it for a day…right? Okay, let me be the first to raise my hand and say yes — and I still have that on my “Try Everything Once” list.
Not everyone pays a visit to libraries after finally finishing and graduating from school, and on an even a sadder note, many opt to just download eBooks instead of building their own libraries at home. However, the fact remains that libraries have been and will always be fascinating places, and the sight of books by the hundreds all neatly stowed in shelves will always have ardent bibliophiles gawking at them.
The awesome album you'll find after the jump is a fitting one for today's special occasion, and will perhaps make you want to look back at those precious portraits of moms around you that you've taken in the past!
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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.
Instead of simply displaying the vintage photos he has collected through the years, Brazilian photographer and artist Vik Muniz turned them into stunning large-scale collage masterpieces. Read on to take a look and find out more!
In this very special feature, Bard Wong of Ubud, Indonesia ,shares the story of his grandmother, who he lovingly calls his "Por Por." To make his tale even more interesting, Brad offers an inside peak into his grandmother's past with spectacular vintage photos taken in Canton and Borneo during the 1940s and 1950s.
You can tell that someone had a fun and memorable road trip just by looking at his or her travel photos, and today's awesome album is a testament to that! If you're not yet planning for a summer road trip, you sure will be after flipping through the photos you'll find after the jump!
Another quirky-looking analogue snapper from the 1990s, the all-automatic, all-white Olympus Ecru is certainly one of the most interesting and compact cameras you can add to your collection. Find out more about it in this installment of Lomopedia!
Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!
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.