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.
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
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I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary, "Das Salz der Erde (The Salt of the Earth)," on April 9, we asked you to send us your best black and white photographs. You have done your best and so making the decision was quite difficult. Read on to find out who will be celebrating with DVDs and piggies!
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
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.
Most, if not all, of the photographs in Keis Iguchi's LomoHome were printed using traditional darkroom processes. He likens film photography to using cassette tape and relies on his favorite combination of LC-A and Ferrania Solaris 800 in creating evocative images. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week from Tokyo Japan shares more about his affinity for analog photography.
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!