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.
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With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.