This week’s Throwback Thursday feature goes all the way back to the Roaring Twenties again as restored colour footage of 1920s London made rounds online earlier this month.
“It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.”
The footage above was filmed in 1926 by pioneer filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene for his cross-country travelogue The Open Road. Restored by the British Film institute back in 2007, it gives us a beautifully soft and enchanting glimpse of what it was like in the era – a startling contrast to today’s brighter and sharper images.
“Friese-Greene’s London footage was filmed on his homecoming after an 840-mile road trip across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats. An early innovator of colour technology, Friese-Greene developed a system initiated by his father, using colour-sensitive black and white film shot and projected via green and red filters. His 1925 road trip exploited this method to capture a precious record of British life, intended to be shown in cinemas as 26 separate episodes.” — Samuel WIgley, British Film Institute
To complement “David Bowie is,” a touring retrospective exhibit organized by The Victoria and Albert Museum, London that revolves around the prolific career of David Bowie and is currently ongoing at the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) in São Paulo, Brazil, the MIS as part of its Stereo MIS series of musical projects, held a David Bowie Tribute concert featuring a few of Brazil’s homegrown talents earlier this month. Letícia Godoy, a photographer for the museum and one of our Kickstarter Petzval supporters, documented the highlights of the concert with the help of the Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens, and here is a gallery of her photos.
The brass-clad optical beauty that is the new Petzval Lens goes beyond being an eye-catching spectacle on one’s camera; it delivers high-quality photos and video, as seen in the samples we've come across since it found its way to photographers and videographers. If you haven’t seen what the new Petzval Lens can do, check out this footage shot by Martin Lachmair of Austrian firm Creative Director.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
We have prepared a special set of filters to boost up your creative possibilities with the Petzval or any other lens with a 58mm filter mount. Get all in one set or pick your favourite and step up your game!
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)!
As if there weren't already enough reasons to get yourself to the Photokina, Lomography's at it again... literally. This year, we're taking our stand back to the photography trade show spectacle and would love to see you all there!
Young Austrian photographer and Fine Art student Julia Tröndle first caught our attention earlier this month through her fascinating work in poetic photography. When we got in touch with her for an interview, we were also able to find out that she not only shoots but also writes poetry, and is a big fan of Lomography as well! Read on to find out more about our featured photographer – from her beginnings in analogue photography to The Poetic Photography Collection – as well as see a selection of her work that she has personally collated!
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.