Capturing happiness on film is not as easy as it sounds. Of course, you can take pictures at times you are very happy -- the act of making these pictures might even contribute to the moment of happiness. But, the most important thing is that whenever you look back on those images, you will be caught in a moment of pure nostalgia and no matter how bad the weather or your situation is at that moment and feel happy again.
For me there are a few of these photographs. They might not even remind me of one event in particular, but just capture a more general feeling of me being happy. For example, the times I get to spend sunny (or rainy) Sunday mornings in bed (preferably with the boyfriend, but alone or with cat comes on a very good second place) and the photos I made of the perfect light falling onto my white sheets represent that perfect morning for me.
Every image of my cat gives me shivers of instant happiness as well.
If I would only pick one photo in this “category” it would be my little baby in my favorite window of my house, with my favourite view, and on my favourite time of the year when all the plants in front of my window become green again. INSTANTHAPPINESSGUARANTEED (for me at least…).
Of course, I also get happy from looking at pictures of me and my boyfriend, of my good-hair-days, of our journeys together — put whenever I see images like the ones I showed you, I can feel me-being-in-that-moment again. Maybe it’s somewhat because I love to spend time in bed — I think sleeping and dreaming is one of the best things a human being is able to do — but the pictures of unmade beds I slept in send me right back between the sheets and that’s a place I always feel happy!
Having a respectable career photographing social, political and economical matters, Philip Wolmuth is capable of starting a dialogue with the public via his thought-provoking photographs.
Going through the collective of images on his latest work, it seems impossible not to be instantly affected by the rawness of the emotions captured within the images. The passion, the anger, the commotion, the rebellion, the fervor, the shouting, the devotion; his work is inebriating. It's as if the images are screaming at you and, for a short while, you are transported to the Speakers' Corner without actually setting foot on that location.
How can so many good things be revealed in one interview? In this fifteen-minute video, Trent Parke gives his eloquent take on why film photography matters. His stories about drying films on clotheslines and "walking the streets everyday capturing light" also remind us that Film Photography Day is just eight days away!
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
Mysterious apparitions and other inexplicable phenomena on film, or generally speaking, for that matter, are as highly debated topics today as they were many decades ago. In 1934, a certain Mr. C.P. MacCarthy of 15 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield held a lecture at 76 Clarkehouse Road located in the same city to "demonstrate under test conditions Fake Psychic Photography" before an invited committee. MacCarthy's demonstration was accompanied by a series of photographs titled "Psychic Photography From a New Angle."
Situated along the banks of the Ganges, the vibrant city of Varanasi is one of the most important in Hinduism. It is where pilgrims flock to wash their sins in the waters of the great river and hold sacred rituals. During a trip a few years back, flyaway was able to capture scenes unique to this city on film.
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
"At the edge of the Earth" is an ongoing yearlong project by documentary photographer Markus Andersen in which he captures the coastline of Sydney, Australia on black and white film with the Diana and Lomo LC-A cameras. In this interview, the Sydney-based photographer opens up to Lomography about his latest endeavor as well as on shooting on the streets of his city and the importance of photographing in analog.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!
The Petzval Lens was the first truly practicable portrait lens ever created and thus was the ultimate gift to early photography. We at Lomography feel that this lens and its inventor deserve some attention so here is the first of a series of articles on Joseph Petzval and the first Petzval Lens.
As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015