If portrait photography is your cup of tea and you feel that you need some creative inspiration, the works of a Russian photographer will surely motivate you to work on putting more character and soul into your portraiture work.
For a portrait to be considered both impressive and compelling, it should tell something about a person or highlight his/her natural beauty. The film portraits by Russian photographer Stanislav Liepa have achieved this, but I think there’s also something else. I am inclined to believe that each portrait conveys an emotion, character, or trait that we all know or feel, but somehow cannot put into words. For the lack of a better term, I choose to say that his photos simply have soul.
After learning a little about the photographer and his motivations, maybe there’s actually no better way to describe his work other than “soulful.” Working mostly with medium format films and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro, Liepa says he does so to obtain photos that are much closer to the “spirit” of the image that he wants to achieve. He also prefers to work on an intuitive level. “I do not like coming up with ideas in advance, I love to improvise during shooting,” he says on his Flickr profile.
Her choice of soak for her photographic series "Float On" may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it can't be denied that something so unique deserves a spot in the limelight. During a recent chat with Brigette Bloom, the outlandishly experimental film photographer eagerly shared her inspiration for the series, process (a tipster!), and what she thought of people's reactions over her work, among other things. Check out the exclusive interview after the cut!
Mark Scadding and William Paltridge form Double Exposure Photographic and are based in the South of England. They have used the Petzval lens extensively for portraiture and a few food photography shots. We were intrigued to know more about this creative duo and asked them about shooting with this exciting lens.
Do you love being creative? How about instant photography? If the answer is yes, no or maybe, then we've got a jam happening with your name written all over it! Being the most creative instant camera around, it's difficult to imagine the Lomo'Instant becoming any more awesome. But what would happen if you and your pals put on your thinking caps for a Lomo'Instant accessory brainstorming session of the ages — limitless creative potential! Show us your skills by joining the Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge!
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
If you're a fan of the mythical and the mysterious, this photographic exhibit featuring the work of photographer Victoria Goldman inspired by tarot cards might tickle your fancy. Details after the jump!
Are you a creative mind with ambition, combined with great organization skills and a sure feeling for design? Do you enjoy challenges and want to work in a multicultural work environment? If you’re also passionate about Lomography products, don’t miss the opportunity and apply for this internship!
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
33 degrees! Summer has arrived! The heat wave, the sweat, it's time for you to change your clothes into summer season. Grab your tank tops and shorts out of the drawers. Put on your bikinis and let's go to the beach! As we can already feel those beach and poolside shots flooding the Community!
Lomo’Instant allows you to shoot limitless multiple exposure instants and our latest accessory Splitzer will just add more fun to it! Just utilize your creativity and some simple skills and you’ll be able to take dozens of crazy and fun pictures. The more you try, the more fun you’ll discover!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Lomography has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to give you the chance to win tickets to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 and an exhibition catalogue. This annual exhibition showcases the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers from around the world, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. On top of this fantastic prize you could win a Diana F+ camera and a cool tote bag from the Photographic Portrait Prize range. Click here to join the competition.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.