For one of today's Throwback Thursday features, allow us to take you back to the time when camera commercials were still part of your daily and nightly TV viewing. Watch a Kodak Pony II commercial from 1957 after the jump!
If you like our features on vintage camera ads on print, we’re sure you’re going to enjoy watching the clip below of a camera commercial from 1957, where the Kodak Pony II was featured on the Ozzie and Harriet Show. Everything in the video screams vintage and classic — the grainy black and white footage, the man’s speaking voice and spiel, the Kodak typography in the film box, and of course, the Kodak Pony II, which was marketed in the commercial as a camera “for people who are just getting started in color slides.”
Being a part of Fashion Week is not easy. You need to know high-profile personalities and e-mail tons of guys to be on the Fashion Week A-list. So when Christopher came to Lomography with the idea of being our official Fashion Week correspondent (and after showing us his stunning fashion portfolio), we were very excited to work with him.
Today’s featured member, Herbert, gives the impression that he is interested in people as much as he loves cameras—and he has many vintage treasures. Even a casual snapshot of his has a story that suggests curiosity about the people he photographs.
He will respectfully ask for a photo session. He does not outline why, and if you are shy, you will wonder what he has seen in you. He greets reluctance with understanding and a resounding yes with an equal amount of enthusiasm. When the day comes, he will treat you like a collaborator. And whenever he talks about the outcome—comely photos of what looks like your most confident self—he will always call you a muse.
Yamato, a 25-year-old photographer based in Japan, is an active Instagram user with over 4,000 followers from all over the world. He also takes highly stylized photographs with the Petzval 85 Lens, giving his images a distinct and slightly moody look.