Make a splash with these celebrities as they enjoy their summer the same way most people do: by jumping into a cool pool! TIME shares some classic black and white images of stars floating around on their flotation devices to inspire you this sizzling season!
There’s a reason we rarely see photographs of people in swimming pools with huge frowns on their faces: namely, because jumping into — or lolling about in, or just hanging out beside — a pool on a sunny day is one of life’s enduring pleasures. The reasons we’re drawn to swimming pools, meanwhile, are as varied as the types, shapes and sizes of pools that designers and engineers have devised over the years. Some of us visit the pool for exercise; some of us, of course, are invariably poolside to see and be seen; many of us quite simply love, with a near-primal fondness, the feel of being in the water. In the end, it’s elemental: pools are cool.
The Beatles take a dip in a Miami Beach swimming pool during their first triumphant American tour, February 1964. “We could not find a heated pool that could be closed off from the rest of the press,” photographer John Loengard later said of this picture, “so we settled for one that was not … [and they] started turning blue.”
Lomography has been home to a family of handcrafted photography and art tools for decades. That’s why we’re so excited to team up with a line of premium, handcrafted camera bags: ONA, a company making the perfect bag to stow your camera and little mementos.
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.
We teamed up with Scottish Indie/Electronic band Looper and Mute Records to give some lucky people the chance to win a LomoKino and a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. The band have picked the winners and have put them all together in their latest music video for "I’m a Photograph!” Watch the video and find out the winners now!
Photographer Wilson Lee of Teeny Life Photography specializes in travel and portrait photography. He has tried shooting with the Petzval 85 Art Lens and Minitar-1 Art Lens previously, and now shares refreshing portraits shot with the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. He shares his Petzval experience in this exclusive interview.
With this creative trio of lenses, micro 4/3 digital camera users can now explore various exciting photographic effects that analog photography enthusiasts have long been raving about—including taking multiple exposure shots!
It helps for regular travelers to be mindful archivists. They tend to be the best storytellers, supplying every turn with accurate names and vivid descriptions. The Lomo'Instant offers a wildly fun and efficient way to transfer these memories to paper, plus the nostalgic colors and ready-to-write-on frames are a major bonus. Read up on these great tips for capturing your travels in truly Lomo'Instant fashion!