Look at the young Elizabeth Taylor beaming a smile at the man reaching down to shake her hand. Seems like it was a foreboding that something great was about to happen not only to her character, but the teenaged MGM star herself as well!
The photo above was taken on the set of the 1944 sports film National Velvet, the very film that catapulted then 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor into Hollywood stardom. The man on the crane who was reaching down to shake her hand was cinematographer Leonard Smith, who was most likely congratulating her for a job well done for her scenes. But who knows, maybe he foresaw that the teenaged Liz would soon be famous for her performance as Velvet Brown!
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Valerio Spada went beyond his comfort zone and stepped right into the battlefield with his camera. He went to Naples, Italy, an area populated by the Camorra Mafia but also home to Annalisa Durante who, at the age of 14, was killed by a bullet aimed at a Camorra boss. What happened to her could've happened to any of the girls portrayed in the book Gommorah Girl. This work is about Annalisa. It's about all of the girls that, just like her, seem doomed to an unfair destiny - which, hopefully, may still change.
The double exposure technique is a creative and extraordinary way of adding an unconventional twist to your images. Not surprisingly, the most extraordinary double exposure images were sent as entries to this competition. The grand winner gets to bring home the photo book "Double Exposures" by Nickolas Muray.
Making your very own LomoKino movie is really fun and rewarding, but it also requires some time and effort. Now here's some good news - Samplomat will make it easier for you! This desktop application is free for Mac and Windows systems. Let the LomoKino movie-making begin!