Comedian Charlie Chaplin is iconic for several reasons, one of the most obvious being his trademark moustache! His whole look is actually the result of quiet calculations, beginning from when his boss at Keystone Studios said he looked too young to be a comedic actor at age 24.
“I wanted everything to be a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large… I added a small moustache, which, I reasoned, would add age without hiding my expression. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked on stage he was fully born.” —Charlie Chaplin
Alva has been shooting analogue photographs for almost five years. Currently, he's concentrating on building a portfolio of portraits and street photographs in black and white using his nifty Pentax SP1000.
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!
Derrick Ong's portraits give off a feeling of nostalgia and old-world charm. The Singapore-based photographer specializes in pre-nuptial and wedding shoots, and loves to capture moments in vibrant hues as well as in black and white. In this exclusive interview, he tells us about his experience shooting with the New Petzval Lens.
Jürgen Bürgin finds pleasure in strolling through the hustle and bustle of the world's biggest cities and shooting street photographs without being recognized. For Lomography, however, the Film PR agent and photographer from Berlin took a different path, literally! We gave him a Lomo LC-A+ camera for his journey to the French Provence and waited in anticipation for his travel pictures away from the big city.
The accidental exposure of the backing paper can give any photograph a retro feel. But having it in a cool black and white portrait, just like today's winning Photo of the Day by erikagrendel, will indeed make it a surefire hit.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
He cannot stand a day without using his Lomo LC-Wide and his ongoing yearlong self-portrait project is a testament of his strong devotion to this wide-eyed snapper. Read on to know more about Mario Grieco, or aka goonies in our Community, and his Weapon of Choice, the Lomo LC-Wide!
Against the grain of serious photography, Tony Ray-Jones used commercial color film to document American streets. This was a pivotal lesson in choosing colorful subjects, something he would later master in his black and white series.
In a time of black and white fashion photographs, Guy Bourdin used his vibrant colored images to usher in a new era in fashion photography. See a collection of his prized work in this ongoing exhibit at the Somerset House in UK.