Kicking heelflips, grinding on tubes and crashing – all in a day’s work in the lives of skateboarders. How else can we see those motion art without an extra pair of eyes with the help of a shutter button and camera lens. See then and now photographs of the skateboarding scene after the jump.
Skateboarding has been around since its great surfacing in the 1970s and maybe nothing has really changed. Well, that’s with regards to the down right cool vibe of the sport that was made famous by the shirtless long haired boys of Dogtown.
Craig Fineman gave us the first real view of the skateboarding scene in the 70s with his unique angles and perfect composition to capture the fast paced action of kids criss-crossing around in empty swimming pools. It was skateboarding photography at its finest. Fineman’s photography gave the world the view inside the sanctum of these rowdy, asphalt scraping kids. It lent a perspective to non-skaters as to what the sport really was.
Fast forward to the future, skateboarding and the people that make it a household name are still relevant topics in photography. The dynamic sport is now being fitted with photography styles to match. *Grant Brittain* is one of the younger kids during the start of the skate revolution. Now, he’s one of the more modern skate photographers that took pictures of the younger kids blazing and amazing people on their boards. His photography takes on a new perspective but still reminiscent of old school skate photography.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Without a truly established means of identifying criminals, one can only imagine the difficulties that law enforcers prior to the late 19th century had faced. True, the invention of photography had been of great help in documenting rogues photographically, but then police had yet to figure out a way to organize so that retrieving photos and pertinent information would take less time.
Mel Brackstone introduced herself as an "old woman with a love of the surreal." Her energy is palpable; with the soft delicacy in her photos, she comes across as an old soul that sees through young eyes. She is self taught and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, She discovered the Petzval Lens in 2014.
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We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie Daoust is a Canadian photographer who uses her camera to explore hidden realms around escapism and female sexuality. Her projects have taken her to obscure places all across the world, from the US to Brazil, from Japan to China and currently to North Korea.