It’s not news that we are now living in a digital world. Everything seems so quick and convenient, not that it is bad or anything but there are some things that are still being done the old fashioned way. You’ll be surprised at how many still regard the analogue way the best way there is.
Old school things have this certain allure to them. Hard work, passion, labour of love are few things that come into mind when anything old school is brought to the table. You just get this kick in the gut when you something that you know came from nothing but a few pieces of material and the imagination that helped make it a reality.
Souhade Guermache is a photographer who loves film photography (a given thing here in Lomography) and has been coming on and off in terms of her affair with clicking the shutter. After drifting off in between digital and analogue, she is currently embarking on a project to make cameras out of scratch and making great prints while he’s on it. It’s like a storytelling session with pinhole cameras and old-school photographs as the main protagonists.
Her pursuit of documenting her analogue journey got him reaching out to other fellow enthusiasts to pour work on pinhole cameras to capture interesting subjects on film. Her project Pinholistically Yours revolves around the idea of making pinhole cameras using materials like Nescafe boxes and tin cans and sharing the experience with other people. You can view the complete list of participants here. The project is still looking for like minded people. Guermache said that the final story will be featured on Tumblr and might also be published in a book in the future.
This collective project is a story of pure love for the medium and the amazing things it can produce. Who would have known that a few pieces of cardboard, wood planes or even old cans can bring together people and have them sharing their stories of love for photography?
You can find out more about her project on his website
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
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It is clear from the wild variety of photos in the website that Lomographers will do just about anything to get a good shot. Some swap rolls with friends overseas while others concoct unheard-of film soups. And then there are the masters of operations, the ones who spy and crouch their way to a share-worthy picture. This is one such story.
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